Pop up Flash on A65

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enemjii Senior Member • Posts: 1,889
Pop up Flash on A65

Recently I took some pictures in the night using the cameras pop up flash and realized that often times after quick consecutive shots the flash would not fire. It would strobe, but not allow to take a picture. Is it because it is still recycling or is it trying to cool down?

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thebustos Senior Member • Posts: 2,871
Re: Pop up Flash on A65

It's because it's recycling. If you're using full power the flash has to build the charge back up before it can flash at full power again. If you trigger the flash before it's had a chance to fully recharge it will go off with whatever charge it had built up (less than full power). However, if you are using a lower flash power setting you can probably do a few back to back before it needs to fully recharge.
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dolbyscat Regular Member • Posts: 233
Re: Pop up Flash on A65

thebustos wrote:

It's because it's recycling. If you're using full power the flash has to build the charge back up before it can flash at full power again. If you trigger the flash before it's had a chance to fully recharge it will go off with whatever charge it had built up (less than full power). However, if you are using a lower flash power setting you can probably do a few back to back before it needs to fully recharge.
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Good luck and happy shooting!

Yup...

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