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  1. luter_1's Avatar
    I was trying to take a photo of a power brick close up to get all the relative info off of it. Of course, not great light so I wanted to use the flash at an angle, but every time (9-10, persistence is insanity) the flash would not sync up to when the picture was taken. It was probably about 6-10" away. Its not the first time its happened but the most frustrating to have to find "studio" lights (LED keychain) to light it up.

    I have the Portico update and was just wondering if this is a common thing or a one-off problem with it being closer on.
    01-10-2013 12:55 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    Are you sure Flash is on?

    Sounds like a dumb question but the 920 uses what's called a Focus Assist Light. The FAL is on by default and kicks in during low light situations. First the light comes on and then the picture is taken. Perhaps that is what you're seeing.
    01-10-2013 12:59 PM
  3. luter_1's Avatar
    Yep tried it with both auto and on and off, through the native settings and camera pro, it's just something about taking close pictures that seems to throw it off. Though I haven't tried taking the FAL off and trying. Also this was also all done in close-up/macro mode.
    01-10-2013 04:24 PM
  4. luter_1's Avatar
    So I threw this together to illustrate what I was talking about. At least to me it doesn't look like the flash fired properly.
    Attached Thumbnails example_pic.jpg  
    01-10-2013 05:07 PM
  5. vlad0's Avatar
    but every time (9-10, persistence is insanity) the flash would not sync up to when the picture was taken.
    The iphone 5 has the exact same problem ... I have to take 4-5 shots so I can get one in sync, and the worst part is that when it doesn't sync the whole frame is out of focus.
    01-10-2013 05:23 PM
  6. J V S's Avatar
    Hi luter,
    i got the exact same problem on my Lumia 820 lately. As well I tried to take picture of a datasheet in dark room and the flash is just tiny bit to fast for the camera shutter to follow up.
    I wonder if this because of some updates or hardware failure.
    Unfortunately this is the only search results I found for that problem so far...very annoying.
    03-22-2013 03:09 AM

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