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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 ?

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From: d_floorlandmine
Date: July 16th, 2006 - 07:33 pm (Link)
Oh, that second suggestion is genius!
From: wechsler
Date: July 16th, 2006 - 09:33 pm (Link)
Ah, as it happens I picked up a spirit level when I got the 300mm zoom.
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: July 16th, 2006 - 07:30 pm (Link)
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.
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: July 16th, 2006 - 07:36 pm (Link)
Oh, unless by "regular modes" you mean the pre-programmed ones, in which case, see the Evil Donut comment below. In which case the answer would be "for idiot-proofing when people like me are using them". I tended to use P, Tv or Av on my 35mm EOS ...
From: ev1ldonut
Date: July 16th, 2006 - 07:30 pm (Link)
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.
From: davefish
Date: July 16th, 2006 - 08:45 pm (Link)
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.