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bige311
08-19-2006, 02:27 PM
Hi there all First Post so be nice.

Ima DSLR newbie, just got the Evolt 500. I bought a Sunpak External flash but I cant seem to get the camera to stop popping up the built in flash. ANy ideas

thanks

zapata476
08-21-2006, 12:11 PM
If the flash is not dedicated, the built-in flash will continue to pop up. Here is what I think you must do:
1) Disable the built-in flash by pressing repetitetly the flash button on the camera back until you see the flash off sign.
2) You must shoot in manual mode, setting the speed and aperture according to the flash's instructions (I am assuming the flash is automatic).
Try these things and let me know if they work.
Good luck:)

Riley
09-18-2006, 09:40 PM
not sure about the 500 but you should see an accessory flash only option in the menus somewhere
ie. there is the ability to fire both flashes or just the accessory flash

Riley