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Is there a way with the SL-1 to set the flash so it will always fire, regardless of light conditions

mojo_goebel
Apprentice

This may be something easy to select, but is it possible to set the SL-1 so that it will always go off when taking a pic?  For example, when I am out in daylight I can't seem to get the flash to go off.  Sometimes it will but I don't understand why it won't with each shot.  Is there some setting I need to put the camera into?

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MikeSowsun
Authority

All you need to do is pop up the flash and then shoot on P, Tv, Av, or M and your flash will fire every time. 

 

In the other modes the camera will try to outhink you and will only fire the flash when it thinks it is needed.  

Mike Sowsun
80D, 5D Mk III

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MikeSowsun
Authority

All you need to do is pop up the flash and then shoot on P, Tv, Av, or M and your flash will fire every time. 

 

In the other modes the camera will try to outhink you and will only fire the flash when it thinks it is needed.  

Mike Sowsun
80D, 5D Mk III

I had tried that, just tried again in P, AV, TV, and M. I tried it in a lit area and then tried it in a darkened room. I popped the flash up but it didn't fire in any setting, not even in the dark room. Then I put the camera into A+ mode and tried it in the darkened room. It fired then, so the flash is working. Do you think my camera is malfunctioning?

Check your flash menu to make sure flash is enabled.  If it is enabled then I suspect your camera is malfinctioning. 

 

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Mike Sowsun
80D, 5D Mk III

That was it. Thank you very much for the help 👍
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