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Sunday, 29 May 2011

How to Use Flash Off Mode?

First, you need to select the Flash-Off Mode at the camera Mode Dial. You might found your Dial looks different, but I'm sure you can find the lightning box icon ( In red circle) at the Dial :)

So, what does Flash-Off Mode do? Let's begin. These are the setting for my camera, but it will be about the same as yours as well. Do not worry ^^

Aperture = Auto
Shutter Speed = Auto
Exposure = Not Available
ISO Speed = Auto
Picture Style = Standard
White Balance = Auto
AF Mode = AI Focus
AF Point Selection = Auto
Drive Mode = One Shot
Metering Mode = Evaluative
Built-in Flash = OFF

Flash-Off Mode is actually Auto Mode without Flash. When do we need to use it? Well, places like aquarium, art museum, or maybe you want to capture the mood and a natural colour under ambient lights,  Flash-Off Mode can help you. 

There is a weakness for SLR camera in Auto Mode. When the environment is too dark, the Built-in flash will automatically pop up and flash rapidly to search the focus. If you close it back, it will pop up again because the Sensor can't get Exposure in a dark environment. It is quite annoying because the flash keeps firing when you don't need it. :)

While in Flash-Off Mode, the background will be brighter instead of the front of the car.

Therefore, Flash-Off Mode is to turn the flash off ONLY, you can still leave it to the camera to decide the best settings for your pictures. Nothing Special, isn't it? 

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