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03-02-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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*ist DL questions....

I have the *ist DL. When playing around with it today, I had it set to auto flash. In low light conditions, it says the internal flash is supposed to pop up automatically and discharge. Unless I push the flash up button, it does not work. Basically, I have yet to have this camera "pop-up" the flash without manually pushing the flash up button.

Also, I have a 4g SDHC memory card. I was reading somewhere that I needed a firmware upgrade but cannot confirm this or find where the upgrade would be. Can anyone confirm whether or not I need the firware upgrade to use this type of card and if so, where do i find it?

Thanks in advance,

03-02-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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Press the AE-L button and the Menu button and hold down while turning the camera on. The firmware version will be displayed.

*ist DL 1.03 is the latest and needed for SDHC.
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Yes, always must put the flash up manually.
03-02-2009, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks very much. I appreciate the help.

Take Care,
03-02-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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What mode was the camera in when you were trying to use auto-flash? The auto pop-up will only work in auto mode or when using one of the auto picture modes. It won't work in Program, manual, Av, Tv, or bulb. Yes, you will need to flash the firmware to the latest version to use SDHC cards. Hope this helps.


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