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New T5i w/18mm to 135mm Lens Pop Up flash Issue ?

Hello All:

 

I just receive my New Rebel T5i with the 18mm to 135 mm lens. I am using a Polaroid UV Filter and Lens Hood EW-73B. I am taking excellent photos but I am wondering if it is having an issue.

 

My issue is the sometimes the flash will pop up and flash in bright sunlight. it may be to the focal length at the time. Does the T4i have this issue or is it an issue?

 

Glad to be a new member to the form

 

Thank you

Chip50

Canon SureShot 5; New to DSRL Rebel T5i 

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Re: New T5i w/18mm to 135mm Lens Pop Up flash Issue ?

What automatic mode are you using? I guess it's a back-lit situation where your subject is facing agaist the sun and the camera trying to put in some fill-flash. It's perfectly normal to use fill flash under the bright sun to fill some shadow. It's actually even make the photo better.

You can read more about it here: http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/195/using-a-flash-when-outside/

 

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Re: New T5i w/18mm to 135mm Lens Pop Up flash Issue ?

Hi hsbn:

 

Tthank you for the response. Actually I was in Landscape or Fully Automatic Shooting Mode. One of the shots I was in one of the two formentioned mode, in 135 mm with a white wall on my left. In another shot I was taking another landscape shot in the open and the flash popped up. I will try again this weekend and try different modes and what results I get. And thank you I always appreciate the assistance.

 

Chip50

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Re: New T5i w/18mm to 135mm Lens Pop Up flash Issue ?

IT's possible that you're just accidently hitting the flash button to make it pop up; it's on the left side of the housing above the lens release button.

 

I wouldn't worry about it too much, it's hard to know what those automatic settings are trying to do all the time.   If you're doing landscape try playing around in Av mode, it puts a bit more control back in your hands but still takes care of the exposure for you.

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Re: New T5i w/18mm to 135mm Lens Pop Up flash Issue ?

Skiball:

 

Thank you for the suggestion. I am trying to break away from the auto mode and venturing into the creative modes like Program, At and Av.

 

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Chip50

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Re: New T5i w/18mm to 135mm Lens Pop Up flash Issue ?

It's actually easier than it seems. Av is a good mode to start. It's almost like full auto but you have more control.
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