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JRC
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Registered: ‎11-06-2019

New 90D built in flash problem

In Movie Mode the built in flash still pops up.
It should be automatically disabled in Movie Mode I believe.
Is that a defect? I think so.

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Re: New 90D built in flash problem

Do you have "disco flash" focus assist turned on? That might be why it is popping up. Try turning it off.

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Re: New 90D built in flash problem

Greetings,

Its true, the flash cannot be used while recording movies.  Page 163 of the 90D's Manual

 

To confirm, I would recommend resetting the camera to default setings and with the flash down, change to Movie Mode.  If it pops up, you might have found a bug.  If not, you might have changed something or in conjuction with other settings (like exposure compensation) which caused the behavior.  Should be fairly easy to determine.

Rick
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Re: New 90D built in flash problem


@kvbarkley wrote:

Do you have "disco flash" focus assist turned on? That might be why it is popping up. Try turning it off.


So funny  LoL!  Thanks KV got a good chuckle before walking out the door. 

Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.02)
~Sigma 150-600 C + TC1401 1.4x (f/w 2.00) ~Speedlite 430 EX II ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro1903 ~EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra
JRC
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Re: New 90D built in flash problem

Thank you for your comment.
I'll try a reset and post a reply later.
JRC
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Registered: ‎11-06-2019

Re: New 90D built in flash problem

I did a camera reset. No change, flash still able to pop up in Movie Mode. Defect.
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Re: New 90D built in flash problem

Bug, not defect.  Since the camera is new, I'd contact Canon.  They could fix in a subsequent FW release. 

 

They won't however, if they don't know about it or its not reported. 

Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.02)
~Sigma 150-600 C + TC1401 1.4x (f/w 2.00) ~Speedlite 430 EX II ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro1903 ~EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra
JRC
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Re: New 90D built in flash problem

Thanks, Canon is aware of it.
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Re: New 90D built in flash problem

Even though the flash can't be used when shooting video, is it possible that the auto-focus assist beam (or "disco flash" if you prefer) can be enabled as a focus assist for low-light video shooting?

JRC
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Registered: ‎11-06-2019

Re: New 90D built in flash problem

That's not an issue, I have a light.

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