Okay, it is like this. I have owned a Sony DSLR A350 for two years, and I have only just noticed this .... quirk in the camera. Sometimes, when I want to take a quick picture without any fiddling, and I need a flash, I set fill flash. Then the little nasty built in flash pops up, does its shiny thing to allow my camera to focus and then I take the picture and ...... no flash. I get frustrated, try again, same conditions and voila it works. Try again, it does not work and does not work at all after that. I hear you say: "so give the flash time to recharge?" - have tried that. "What's you battery life " - currently 56% Oh and did I tell you my slow synch flash and even red eye reduction works perfectly - every time. Fill flash - intermittent at best. My question is this : WHAT IS GOING ON??????? Is it me or the camera?