#2. "RE: Operation of Fn Button for CW Metering?" In response to In response to 1
Los Angeles, US
That is disappointing. The reason I asked about concerns the need for CW or Spot metering in conjunction with a flash. In order to get TTl mode (not TTl-BL) I wanted a quick way to shift camera metering to coordinate with TTl on a speedlight in the camera hotshoe.
You know, the whole subject of Nikon CLS lighting is marvelous, but intricate and baffling. I know that if I select CW or Spot metering on the camera through menus or the metering button and rear command wheel, a mounted strobe can't be configured for TTl-BL.
But that is real slow. And I thought I'd read in the mountain of CLS literature here in my room that setting the SB800 to TTl (not BL) would shift camera metering simultaneously. You know, the strobe talks to the camera, and the camera talks to the strobe.
I was mistaken. I wanted TTl and yet in my shots got a lot of unwanted ambient light with an odd color. So, even though the strobe was set to TTl, it exposed for ambient light. Which, it shouldn't do in true TTl.
A few folks, including Thom Hogan, advise that setting EV +/- or flash modes is quicker on the flash itself than through the camera menus or buttons. Any thoughts?