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Re: Indoor pictures intermittently dark

Thanks so much for trying to help me with this issue. I do have a T6i but unless I am missing something it doesn't have the anti-flicker shoot feature. On my menu I have one camera icon, one view finder icon, two right pointing arrow icons and 3 wrench icons (if that helps).
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Re: Indoor pictures intermittently dark


@annhackler wrote:
Thanks so much for trying to help me with this issue. I do have a T6i but unless I am missing something it doesn't have the anti-flicker shoot feature. On my menu I have one camera icon, one view finder icon, two right pointing arrow icons and 3 wrench icons (if that helps).
What I had shown came straight out of the T6i manual page 144.  The Flicker detection is from page 63.



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Re: Indoor pictures intermittently dark

I just realized that I was looking at the menu when it was in the Scene Intelligent Auto setting which is why the other two menu pages were gone.  Sorry about that.  I enabled the anti-flicker mode and so far so good.  Thanks so much!

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Re: Indoor pictures intermittently dark

I just wanted to report that enabling the" anti-flicker" feature helped only for a short time.  I am back this summer with the same problem.  I think I'll just give in and get an external flash.  Will report back if that fully solves the issue.  Thanks to all for trying to help. 

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Re: Indoor pictures intermittently dark


@annhackler wrote:

I just wanted to report that enabling the" anti-flicker" feature helped only for a short time.  I am back this summer with the same problem.  I think I'll just give in and get an external flash.  Will report back if that fully solves the issue.  Thanks to all for trying to help. 


The built in flash has very limited power output.  It has an effective range of 10 feet, or less.  Beyond 10 feet, the drop-off in light intensity from the flash is pretty dramatic.

What lens are you using?  The EF-S 18-55mm camera kit lenses are relatively small and compact.  Upgrading from your kit lens will invariably mean your new lens will be larger.  It could be large enough to cast a shadow of the light from the flash.  If this were the case, the lower half of the image would be cast in the shadow, while the upper portion would not.

If you are still having issues, then I suggest that you post a sample image of the problem, and do not forget to include the photo’s exposure settings.

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Re: Indoor pictures intermittently dark

"I am back this summer with the same problem."

 

I did not see your thread soon enough or I would have told you it was not light flicker.  I would think you have a setting wrong in the T6i and perhaps a reset might help. If that doesn't help, a few examples would certainly help us.

You may be asking too much of the built-in flash and nothing is wrong. Samples please.

 

Let me ask, does the T6i work as it should outside on a nice day?  If it does, it is not the camera and something else is the problem.

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

"I am back this summer with the same problem."

 

I did not see your thread soon enough or I would have told you it was not light flicker.  I would think you have a setting wrong in the T6i and perhaps a reset might help. If that doesn't help, a few examples would certainly help us.

You may be asking too much of the built-in flash and nothing is wrong. Samples please.

 

Let me ask, does the T6i work as it should outside on a nice day?  If it does, it is not the camera and something else is the problem.


You’re correct.  There are too many unknowns, and we need to see an example image, with EXF data.  But, I think you may be jumping the gun by so quickly ruling out anti-flicker.

So let me share some more “unknowns” with you.  There are two “Flicker” settings.  One setting [only] enables the “Flicker” display in the viewfinder.  The second setting [is what actually] enables the actual “anti-flicker” shooting.  Finally, the anti-flicker feature only works when shooting through the viewfinder, and is disabled when using Live View.

 

There is another possibility besides flicker, accidentally locking exposure, AEL or FEL,prior to taking a shot.  However, if this were the case, then you should get photo s that are a mix of under and over exposures, not just in one direction, [always] over exposed.

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Re: Indoor pictures intermittently dark


@annhackler wrote:

I just wanted to report that enabling the" anti-flicker" feature helped only for a short time.  I am back this summer with the same problem.  I think I'll just give in and get an external flash.  Will report back if that fully solves the issue.  Thanks to all for trying to help. 


The anti-flicker mode works with Canon flashes.  I do not know if it would work with 3rd party strobes.

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