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FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
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Aug 02, 2011 15:22 |  #1

Whenever I'm taking pictures indoors at night, even though I could still auto focus without it doing this, the flash sends strobes out blinding my subjects and confusing them into thinking I already took the picture. I'm shooting my friends wedding tomorrow, and part of it is indoors at night. I would prefer to avoid the strobe light effect. Is there some way to disable this? The people at shutterbug had no idea. The last wedding I went to I saw professional photographers shooting indoors at night, and their camera flashes never strobed. Any help appreciated.




  
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Aug 02, 2011 16:24 |  #2

You didn't say which camera body you're using. Have you gone through the menu of Custom Functions on the body? I don't think you can disable it from the flash's C.Fn like the higher end flashes, but you may be able to disable AF Assist on the body.


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Aug 02, 2011 16:39 as a reply to  @ klr.b's post |  #3

Thank you for your reply. It's the Canon Rebel T1i. I have not been able to locate any setting that disables it. Do you know anything?




  
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Aug 02, 2011 16:43 |  #4

Okay I figured it out. It was in the custom settings like you said. My second question is, I know that I don't need the assist beam to focus, do I need it for proper metering?




  
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Aug 02, 2011 20:32 |  #5

It doesn't have anything to do with metering. The annoying flash thing (the 270EX does it too) is just for focus.




  
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Aug 22, 2011 11:06 |  #6

One thing you can do is tell them to close their eyes and on the count of 3 open them.


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