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My camera wont flash ... How do i get it to flash ?


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Most cameras have a button that looks like a lightning bolt. Hit that button and it will usually switch between flash options or it will bring up a flash menu. Some camera modes will automatically set your camera to auto flash, so if the room is dark, flash is on, and room is light enough the flash shuts off. You might need to switch to a different picture mode, like P or Programmable that lets you manually set your camera options.

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