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90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?

I just got a new 90D.  On my 70D, when the camera in auto mode would pop-up the flash when it thought it was needed.  My 90D does not appear to do the same.  Is this normal that you have to push the flash button to use it or do I need to get into settings or is it broken?  I have it set to Auto Flash.

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Re: 90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?

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Greetings,

With the camera in full auto, the flash should pop up if the shooting conditions warrant.

 

Try resetting the camers to defaults and retest.  The flash should pop up when the shutter button is depressed half way and AF / metering is activated if lighting conditions are low.   

 

 

~Rick
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Re: 90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?

Hey there,

To shoot with the built-in flash, you will want to press the flash button near the top of your camera to raise the flash unit. You can find the exact location of this button on page 164 of the manual below.

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/3/0300036243/02/eos90d-ug2-en.pdf

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Re: 90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?

The flash does work when you depress this button.  It will not pop-up in any mode on its own.

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Re: 90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?

See page 169 of the user manual.

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Re: 90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?


@cdkuttnauer wrote:

The flash does work when you depress this button.  It will not pop-up in any mode on its own.


Just to be clear, does the flash even fire when you raise it manually?  

 

Take a close look at the flash shoe to see if there is some sort of foreign debris there.  If the camera thinks there is something sitting on the flash shoe, it wil not raise the flash on its' own.

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Re: 90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?

Yes. If I depress the flash button on the camera, it does work. On my 70D, the camera would sense when a flash was needed and pop up the flash. Does the 90D do the same, or do you need to manually depress the button to use the built in flash?
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Re: 90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?

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@cdkuttnauer wrote:
Yes. If I depress the flash button on the camera, it does work. On my 70D, the camera would sense when a flash was needed and pop up the flash. Does the 90D do the same, or do you need to manually depress the button to use the built in flash?

Just to be clear, does the flash even fire when you raise it manually?  

 

Take a close look at the flash shoe to see if there is some sort of foreign debris there.  If the camera thinks there is something sitting on the flash shoe, it wil not raise the flash on its' own.

 

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Re: 90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?

No debris. It is brand new.
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Re: 90D - Does the built-in flash automatically pop-up?

As I said in my initial reply, the flash when set to automatic "fire" will pop up automatically if the shooting conditions warrant.

 

If the flash doesn't pop up and fire in low light after performing a reset, I'd consider the possibility of a problem or defect.    

 

 

~Rick
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