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jyeagley3

Hummelstown, US
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"RE: Nikon D3100 HELP"

jyeagley3 Registered since 30th Sep 2011
Fri 01-Jun-12 08:26 PM

>Hi Jerry,
>
>> What will turning the red eye on the camera itself and
>leaving it on all> the time do?
>
>Red eye reduction mode fires the Speedlight a few times before
>the shutter opens causing the subjects pupils to close and
>reduces the chance of red-eye. It also causes a delay between
>pressing the shutter release button and the shutter opening.
>Red eye reduction is more effective when using a normal lens
>at distances up to about 10 feet or so.
>When the ambient light level is very low like in your sample
>image. Add to that the 250mm focal length and the flash to
>subject distance your SB-400 Speedlight didn't have enough
>power for a correct exposure so red eye reduction mode would
>not help. For it to be effective, you would have to be
>shooting at about 50mm or wider and be at or close to the
>front row.
>If you had significantly more flash power bouncing the flash
>off of the ceiling would be significantly more effective then
>red eye reduction mode.
>
>The bottom line when using on camera direct flash with a
>telephoto lens red eye will be a major problem even if Red eye
>reduction mode is on.
>Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
>
>
Well thanks for the information. I'm going to have to take a little time and find a way to print all these helpful posts.
(I am enjoying the Nikon)
Thanks again
Jerry

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