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When I lift my Flash, it will not work. On the next shot if I press the shutter slightly, it will work.


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Hello arbmed. It sounds like your battery is low or weak. What is happening is that when you lift the flash it is not instantly ready to function. If you have a tiny lightning bolt indicating that the flash is operational you will probably notice that it does not instantly appear but it will appear if you wait. Joe
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