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12-14-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
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K10D Force Flash

Looked at the screen for flash, read the manual, cannot find out if the K10D allows you to force the flash, for example when you are taking a backlighted photo and want to fill flash. Friends have done it with Canon XT and Nikon D70. Can someone point me in the right direction so I would know what to do, please.

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If the flash is up, it'll fire.
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I suppose that K10D flash works similarly as *ist D flash does.

Because neither K10D nor D has so called autoflash function (flash pops up automatically in low light) it is not necessary "force" it to fire.

It fires allways if you have popped it up position, just as Paul said.
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Thank you very much. That is the answer I needed.

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Found this funky little note on page 73 of the manual:
When the mode dial is at [green], the flash is not discharged when lighting conditions do not require flash for correction even if the flash pops up.
The flash on is used when the flash is popped up if the mode dial is at a setting other than [green].
Soooooo....just because the flash is popped up doesn't mean it will flash unless I set the camera in a mode other than [green].
Something I didn't see before. Helps to read and re-read.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clarenceclose Quote
Found this funky little note on page 73 of the manual:
When the mode dial is at [green], the flash is not discharged when lighting conditions do not require flash for correction even if the flash pops up.
The flash on is used when the flash is popped up if the mode dial is at a setting other than [green].
Soooooo....just because the flash is popped up doesn't mean it will flash unless I set the camera in a mode other than [green].
Something I didn't see before. Helps to read and re-read.

yep or instead of reading you can try
but i came to the same conclusion
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