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a small, built-in flash found in many cameras

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Why can't I fire the built-in flash on my Lumix GH4?

The manual says that I can use the built-in flash in intelligent auto mode, but when I pop it up it stays off. When I go to the menu, flash is grayed out and I can't do anything with it there. I have ...
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Unable to trigger my Speedlite YN565EXIII via optical trigger using a Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)

I own a Rebel T6i and a apeedlite, a Yongnuo YN-565EX III. I've tried several times to trigger the flash off-camera (on a tripod with a softbox) and I've had some very unsatisfactory results. With ...
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Canon EOS 500n shows no battery when trying to take photo with built-in flash

So, I have a Canon EOS 500n, I do not know much about photography and I didn't find this problem on the internet, so here it goes. Everything worked fine, but then, some time ago, the flash stopped ...
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How do I activate the built-in flash on the Canon Powershot G5 X?

I have a problem with the onboard flash of my camera. I can't figure out how to activate the flash... Even in automatic mode, the camera is not flashing in dark scenes. I turned off the light in the ...
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Without modification, is the built-in pop-up flash EVER appropriate?

You can't use a diffuser, you can't redirect it, you can't adjust intensity, you can only pop that little sucker up and blast away. Is there ever a situation where having this built-in pop-up flash ...
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Is the flash on a Nikon D5600 supposed to pop up and fire automatically, if so what camera settings to achieve this

Pretty much as title. I have just acquired a Nikon D5600 and had gained the impression from somewhere that the onboard flash is supposed to pop up and fire automatically if light levels are too low. ...
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Why won't my Canon 60D take more than one photo with the internal flash, without closing it manually?

If the internal flash is raised, when I try to take a photo nothing happens; the shutter do not open and the focus too do not change while half-pressing the button. No error is displayed when this ...
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Is it normal for "modeling flash" to cause taser sounds in Nikon D80 with its built in flash?

I turned on the modeling flash option in my Nikon D80 It makes my built in flash into a temporary flashlight when I hold down the Depth OF Field button. Both the aperture stops down and the flash is ...
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Why do we charge our flashes?

So whenever we want to shoot our flash before taking a photo. we have to charge it first. What is the point of the charging our flashes? Aren't their power directly supplied by the battery of our ...
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What causes the shadow at the bottom of this photograph?

I just got a new (to me) Nikon D70s to see if the DSLR world is right for me. My dad took this picture of me: In the middle of the bottom there's a rather large semicircle of shadow. Is this caused ...
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Why do I have shutter lag when shooting (pop-up) flash in manual mode?

Why does my D40 have a shutter lag when using the pop-up flash in full manual mode? There isn't a lag when shooting in any of the auto modes. I'm shooting in single shot mode. It is a constant lag ...
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What is this strange ghosting effect and how can I remove it?

There's a strange ghosting effect in this photo (actually quite a few of my recent photos), when I used built-in camera flash. EXIF: f/5.6, ISO 400 and 1/60 sec. Is it caused just by a slow shutter ...
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Why does a lens hood plus built in flash cause shadows on the photo? [duplicate]

Why is there a shadow on the photo taken with Canon DSLR camera with lens hood and built in flash?
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Duration of Canon DSLR pop-up flash?

There is quite a bit of data online for external flash/speedlight durations, but I've never seen any data for the built-in flash. Has anyone ever tried measuring the duration of a pop-up flash at ...
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My Lumix GH4 flash has stopped working — what can I do? [closed]

My Lumix GH4 internal flash has stopped working. It's not in silent mode, electronic shutter or in HD. I've tried resetting the camera and now am at wits end. Any advice?
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Why won't my D3400 take flash pictures even when focused?

Recently my camera has randomly stopped letting me take photos on settings that have a flash or have a flash option. It focuses, and goes as if it is going to take a picture but nothing happens. No ...
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Use Built-in Pop up flash to focus in Manual Mode, Canon 1300D

I've been searching about this a lot however couldn't manage to get the answer. When I use Canon's auto mode, it triggers pop up flash to focus on a subject and then take a shot in low light. ...
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How to interval shoot in a pitch black room?

I need to do a time lapse in a pitch black room. I'm down-shooting onto a reflective black surface, which is a problem because my built-in, external flash creates a massive glare across my shots. I ...
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Can I use a Canon 430EX III-RT without firing a pop-up flash?

So I've already done some homework on flashes, the 430EX and the 580EX but a couple of things are unclear to me... Can the 430EX III-RT be used without also firing the built-in flash on my T6i? Or ...
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I cannot open the internal flash on my Canon 60D camera; how do I fix it?

I tried opening the internal flash on my Canon 60D camera the other day and it didn't open at all. I couldn't understand why. After messing around in the menus, I found out that the camera thinks that ...
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Flash raises but the camera thinks it doesn't

On my Canon EOS Rebel T2i, in automatic mode in low light, the flash raises as expected. However, after the flash raises, I continue to hear the clicking of the flash raise mechanism, and then I see ...
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What to do when my pop-up flash doesn't work after being obstructed once?

Once while I was taking pictures, the pop-up flash was blocked by my cap. Now, it no longer opens. How can I fix this?
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Why doesn't my Nikon D5200 pop-up flash fire in manual mode?

I bought myself a new DSLR few days back I tried taking pics in manual mode at night, and the built-in flash won't fire, even if I press the button to make it pop up. What might be wrong, and what can ...
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Can I use burst mode with the pop-up flash on a Nikon DSLR?

I am having a Nikon D5200, when the flash pops out the shutter burst mode can't able to apply. Is it possible to take photos in burst mode by using flash In Nikon D5200?
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Why does my camera choose a higher ISO even when the flash is on?

I own a D7200 and am still learning how to use all of its features. I just noticed the camera is consistently choosing high ISO (3200-6400) indoors under low light conditions even when the built-in ...
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Can the D800 built-in flash be used to trigger slave flashes only?

Without itself emitting light during the exposure?
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How can I set three flashes at different output levels with a camera with only two flash groups?

I would like to fire three off-camera flashes (SB-800, SB-600, SB-600) in manual mode with the on-camera flash in commander mode (--) on a Nikon D600. It's a portrait with two lights in front at ...
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Why won't my D3100 take flash pictures even when focused?

Recently my camera has randomly stopped letting me take photos on settings that have a flash or have a flash option. It will let the camera focus and it will make a click sound like it is ready to ...
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What causes the "Flash busy" message (Canon EOS 1100D)?

Yesterday I was faced with a situation where I often saw the message "flash busy" with no chance to shoot. As I understand it, this can happen when battery power to flash is low, but I only used the ...
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Can I use both the built-in flash and the PC adapter on my Nikon D750?

I have a Nikon D750 and a Nikon SB-26. I like macro photography and previously used both together using slave mode on the flash. I hold the flash in my left hand and the camera in the right. But ...
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How can I use only the external flash on slave mode without firing the built-in flash?

I have a Canon 700D and YN-568EX ii external flash that I am using in slave mode. But whenever I try to fire the built-in flash pops up automatically and fires itself. Is there any option to use only ...
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Why is the shutter speed so long when using the flash in aperture priority?

I'm trying to get the background out of focus (bokeh) and using Aperature(A) mode and setting aperture to lowest value. Update: I'm shooting in dim light and the flash goes off but the shutter speed ...
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Nikon D3300: Flash causing a shadow across the top of frame

Recently purchased a Nikon D3300. Works great except that the flash is causing a shadow along the top of the frame. I swapped out lenses, played with modes, played with the flash and photographed ...
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Would this IR-transparent plastic be useful for blocking unwanted control flash?

Pentax's wireless P-TTL system is optical, and requires a control flash. I'm using the built-in flash on my camera, but one can also use a hotshoe-mounted flash with the right feature set. If you have ...
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How do I deactivate the pop-up flash on the Nikon D7000 when using a hotshoe flash?

How do I deactivate the pop-up flash on the Nikon D7000 when using a flash unit that is mounted in the hot-shoe?
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Why is the D7000 commander mode flash firing during exposure when the manual says it won't?

I'm wondering if I'm using the D7000's Commander mode incorrectly. Page 225 of the Nikon D7000 manual says The built-in flash does not fire [in "--" Option], although remote flash units do. Yet ...
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How can I fix the flash in a Nikon D80 camera?

How do I remove and replace the built-in flash in a Nikon D80?
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Adding flash makes picture darker. Why?

I just started experimenting with flashes and was surprised by something, hope someone can explain me what us happening. I have canon 7d with built in flash extended, set to 1/32 power. Also, a flash ...
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Canon EOS700D Flash: Why are exposure times different in modes P and Av if all settings are "equal"

Yesterday I ran a little test with my Canon EOS700D's built in flash in both P and Av modes. I had the camera set up with no flash exposure compensation. I took a test photo in mode P and it looked ...
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Is it safe to override my camera's "flash busy" warning when the battery is low?

When I get the "flash busy" message, I usually restart my camera, or just push the flash back, and it pops up again. Both worked for me. Am I damaging my camera or flash this way? Or it will just ...
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Canon T2i - Pop-up flash does not pop up

I was shooting at the skate park with friends and when I needed my internal flash, it didn't want to pop-up. I have a Canon Eos Rebel T2i. It's always in Manual and when I press the flash button ...
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Nikon D3100 stuck on Auto Flash

Whenever I turn my camera on it goes on Auto Flash unless it's in the no flash mode. The flash pops up automatically and when I close it and put it in a different mode it pops up again. I need to hit ...
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Why does negative flash adjustment lead to weird, orange pictures?

I try to shoot with available light as often as possible, but sometimes I just have to pull out the built-in flash on my Panasonic GH3. I don’t like the “rabbit in the headlights” look of the photos ...
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How do I get my Canon 60D to use short shutter speeds with flash in Av mode? [duplicate]

Last night I tried to get some club shots with my 60D (with the 16-35 2.8L lens) at ISO 1600. I had about ¹⁄₁₅ — ¹⁄₂₀ seconds at f/2.8, all in Av mode. When I raised the pop-up flash, I hoped that ...
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How do I best use a pop-up flash for indoor birthday parties?

I just took photos of a two year old birthday party indoors at a Chucky Cheese. Just bought the Puffer for my flash, as the photography studio said it would be good for the birthday party. I tried ...
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Canon 60D flash problem in low light

I have bought Canon 60D two days ago . My problem is... I have to press forced flash button before capturing first photo in low light . But the thing I dont understand is .. From flash setting if ...
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How can I use the built-in flash with a legacy prime on a Nikon D3100?

I purchased an older 50mm prime lens to use on my Nikon D3100. I know it will not meter or focus (and I can handle manual focus and exposure etc.) but I cannot get it to fire the on-camera flash. Any ...
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Is it possible to manualy trigger the on-camera flash on a Canon 30D?

I am trying to take a picture of rain drops or water drops at their frozen point. I met with a lot of under-exposed pictures & as mentioned here want to try the stroboscopic technique. Is there ...
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Is it worth to buy a pop up flash difuser?

I have come across this product while searching the net, and I wonder if it is worth to buy it. Is it a necessary to add if I want to use my popup flash?
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How do I fix a Nikon D5000 pop-up flash which won't stay down?

My Nikon D5000 had an accident and the camera flash now doesn't lock properly and instead it keeps popping up. Do you know how to fix this, have any hints on what to look for or if there's any place ...