|| One for the EOS owners
||Jul. 16th, 2006 07:27 pm|
Why can't you turn the sodding flash off on the 350D in any of the regular modes ?
I'd be surprised if you actually can't, but I wouldn't be surprised if you do so with a tiny button hidden where you can't see it, in true Canon fashion.
Anything other than 'P', 'Av', 'Tv', 'M', or 'A-DEP' is a fully automatic mode, and therefore the camera decides if it needs the flash or not.
To be quite honest, I always use 'P. Let the camera work out the exposure for the lighting conditions I give it, then you can 'program shift' to alter the balance between shutter/appeture while still maintaining the correct exposure level. If I know I want to use a particular appeture value or shutter value then I'll use Av or Tv respectively, as that's a bit quicker than program shifting with the wheel. I don't often use 'M' as the internal metering is actually very good and so there isn't really a need.
When it pops up, try shoving it back down (Without taking your finger off the shutter button) It used to work with my EOS 500, and it seems to work with my 20D (As I've just tested it)
Mind you, you'll probably have to do that for every shot, which isn't ideal.