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    Question 1st Time SLR owner...Q on the flash

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post! I just purchased my first ever dslr today. [Olympus E-510] It's a secondhand one and it was also my first time ever even holding one! :blush2:

    I got to play around and get to know my camera for a few short hours today and have Q regarding the flash.

    The flash flickers and sounds fizzy? Is that normal? I apologize if this is a silly question but I have no idea if that is normal.

    Any replies will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: 1st Time SLR owner...Q on the flash

    Yes that's normal. The camera pre flashes so it has enough light to focus I think there is a way to turn that off. But I would have to check. It is annoying to subjects.
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    Re: 1st Time SLR owner...Q on the flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCary
    Yes that's normal. The camera pre flashes so it has enough light to focus I think there is a way to turn that off. But I would have to check. It is annoying to subjects.

    Thank you for your response!

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