#1. "RE: Very Basic Flash Question, please help" In response to In response to 0
"using manual exposure indoors where there is much less light, I can't get the exposure meter to go to zero, even with a wide-open aperture. The camera ALWAYS indicates underexposure and requires flash. Then I have no idea what to do to get a proper ambient light exposure"
Are you also manually adjusting your ISO or letting the camera choose?