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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-22-2016

T6i Flash

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I have a T6i and want ot know if there is a way to diable the onboard flash for all settings. I don't have the same menu options as shown in the manual.(flash control). I would like to disable it once, instead of each time I use a different setting. I know I can create custom settings but I would like to just disable it across the board.

Any help would be apreciated,thanks

Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: T6i Flash

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Do you mean as a focus assist? ("Disco Flash") There is a custom function to turn it off.

Do you mean in green square mode? Just use the non-flash mode.

Do you mean in a creative mode? (I almost always use P) It only is used if you press the flash button.

Occasional Contributor
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Re: T6i Flash

I would like to diable it in all modes from the menu. Not have to do it within each mode.

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Re: T6i Flash

You can't. The non-creative zone settings are designed to be automatic, and will decide whether to use flash or not. The only option is to use MAS or P. Like I said, I use P.

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Re: T6i Flash

I kind of take that back. You can disable it from the menu:

 

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But see the little star? That means that this only applies in creative zone modes.

Occasional Contributor
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Re: T6i Flash

With all due respect, I thought I was clear in my original post.

I'm guessing there was a change in the menu settings from thr time of publication of the manual, to what is actually loaded in the camera. As I stated, I do not have that menu option. I was hoping there was another (different) method to accomplish the same thing.

Thank you for trying.

Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: T6i Flash

You do not see that menu option unless you are in MAS or P.

 

The camera is a very different beast in the creative zone modes. If you really want to have total control you need to leave the Basic zone.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎12-22-2016

Re: T6i Flash

Thank you very much.

It was not clear (to me anyway) that the main menu settings would change depending on what mode the camera was set to. I was under the assumption that the menu had a blanket control over all the modes at once.

Now that I fell like an idiot (sort of) I have a better understanding. It would still be nice to disable the thing from popping up.

Thanks again.

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Esteemed Contributor
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Re: T6i Flash

You need to read the full PDF manual. Also, Canon loves putting the really important stuff in little boxes:

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Occasional Contributor
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Re: T6i Flash

I thought i did read the manual. I guess I started to lose concentration somewhere before page 173 where the flash settings are. Live and learn

thanks for taking the time to answer

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