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ylwdog Registered since 08th Jun 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 09:03 AM
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"Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"


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I am using Adobe Bridge to process RAW files and started shooting with flash. In reviewing the file's Metadata regarding flash usage/info. The only data shown is: "Return light detected, compulsory mode" under the Flash tab. I would like to see all the data of the flash settings, does Adobe Bridge or some other program that records and will display this info?

Here is a photo from tonight w/ an almost full moon for reference. I know I shot it w/ a flash and dialed the FEC down, but cannot remember how much and would like to know. I would also like to know what method, i-TTL, BL, FP, which I know were the settings on this image, but as I shoot more I won't remember as well as how far the distance was the flash shot.



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mbharris Registered since 15th Apr 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 12:23 PM
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#1. "RE: Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"
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Wed 02-Dec-09 12:24 PM by mbharris

Devon, GB
          

Doug.
Have you tried Nikon View NX. This should give most of the information you require - and it's a free download from the Nikon site.

Regards
Mike

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ylwdog Registered since 08th Jun 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 12:34 PM
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Thanks Mike.
I had a look on Nikon's site, but it does not appear to be free.... Would you have a link to this download?

Doug

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mbharris Registered since 15th Apr 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 01:38 PM
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Wed 02-Dec-09 01:50 PM by mbharris

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Doug.

Try this


http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16603

Mike

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ylwdog Registered since 08th Jun 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 04:19 PM
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Mike,
Thanks. I located ViewNX, downloaded it and looking through it now. The one thing that I cannot find is exposure information, e.g. aperture/shutter info. I have scoured the different palettes and found nothing. Where are they storing this info?

Thanks again,

doug

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mbharris Registered since 15th Apr 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 05:35 PM
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Hi Doug.

I assume that you have selected photo in View NX browser.
Now click 'metadata' on left of screen.
Fourth section down is 'exposure'
Aperture etc. is here.

Mike.

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Wed 02-Dec-09 05:30 PM
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#7. "RE: Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"
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ViewNX 1.5.0 is free. Nikon Capture NX2 is a purchased product.

George
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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Wed 02-Dec-09 02:31 PM
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#4. "RE: Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"
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Wed 02-Dec-09 05:38 PM by gkaiseril

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The detailed Speedlight information is contained within the MakerNote section of the EXIF data, and this section is very specific to the camera manufacturer and model. Many editing programs ignore this data and remove it. I use ExifTool by Phil Harvey and ExifTool GUI for Windows on unedited images or only imgages edited by Nikon software.

Sample selected (reduced from full text org 169 lines) output for a camera mounted SB-800:

---- File ----
FileName : DSC_0786.jpg
---- EXIF ----
Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D70
Software : Nikon Capture Editor 4.3.2 W
ModifyDate : 2005:12:15 10:17:05
ExposureTime : 1/60
FNumber : 4.5
ExposureProgram : Not Defined
ExifVersion : 0221
DateTimeOriginal : 2005:12:14 18:28:47
CreateDate : 2005:12:14 18:28:47
MeteringMode : Multi-segment
LightSource : Unknown
Flash : Auto, Fired, Return detected
FocalLength : 52.0 mm
FlashpixVersion : 0100
FileSource : Digital Camera
SceneType : Directly photographed
CFAPattern :
Compression : JPEG (old-style)
---- MakerNotes ----
MakerNoteVersion : 2.10
ISO : 200
Quality : Fine
WhiteBalance : Auto
Sharpness : Auto
FocusMode : Manual
FlashSetting : Normal
FlashType : Optional,TTL
ExposureDifference : -5.9
Compression : JPEG (old-style)
FlashExposureComp : 0
ISOSetting : 200
FlashExposureBracketValue : 0.0
ExposureBracketValue : 0
ToneComp : Auto
LensType : G
Lens : 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5
FlashMode : Fired, External
ShootingMode : Single-Frame, Unused LE-NR Slowdown
AutoBracketRelease : None
LightSource : Speedlight
FocusDistance : 10.00 m
FocalLength : 53.4 mm
FlashInfoVersion : 0100
FlashSource : External
ExternalFlashFirmware : 1.01 (SB-800 or Metz 58 AF-1)
ExternalFlashFlags : <0>, <5>
FlashCommanderMode : Off
FlashControlMode : iTTL
FlashExposureComp : 0
FlashFocalLength : 14 mm
RepeatingFlashRate : 10 Hz
RepeatingFlashCount : 1
FlashGNDistance : Unknown (144)
FlashGroupAControlMode : iTTL-BL
FlashGroupBControlMode : Off
FlashGroupAExposureComp : 0
FlashGroupBExposureComp : 0
NikonCaptureVersion : Nikon Capture Editor 4.3.2 W

Nikon has 3 different types of flash tag data groups, so your information may vary.

George
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mbharris Registered since 15th Apr 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 05:13 PM
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#6. "RE: Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"
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Devon, GB
          

Hi Doug.

I assume that you have selected photo in View NX browser.
Now click 'metadata' on left of screen.
Fourth section down is 'exposure'
Aperture etc. is here.

Mike.

www.mbhphotography.co.uk

  

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ylwdog Registered since 08th Jun 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 05:46 PM
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#9. "RE: Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"
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Mike,
I did. But I just discovered the issue after speaking w/ Nikon Software Tech support; I am running a Mac Snow Leopard and the software is not compatible with it in its current version.

Doug

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mbharris Registered since 15th Apr 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 06:03 PM
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#11. "RE: Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"
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Doug.

Really sorry I failed to help you.

Mike.

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ylwdog Registered since 08th Jun 2009Wed 02-Dec-09 06:07 PM
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#12. "RE: Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"
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Thanks everyone....
Mike, no way- you totally have been helpful. They are going to provide a version in the next 60 days for the new Mac OS, so that will be fine.

Cheers,

Doug

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Wed 02-Dec-09 06:13 PM
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#13. "RE: Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"
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Wed 02-Dec-09 06:23 PM by gkaiseril

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EXIFTool work with MAC, but it will be terminal window application. Phil's site list a lot of information about the EXIF tags for many file types and list a number of resources for extending the basic EXIFTool including a web based program to extract the EXIF data from local and web files, do not try a NEF file as the entire file is read before processing.

Jeffrey\'s Exif Viewer will let you point to a file on your local system and view the results in your browser.

George
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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Wed 02-Dec-09 06:03 PM
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#10. "RE: Locate EXIF Data specific to Flash Data"
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Wed 02-Dec-09 06:26 PM by gkaiseril

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There is a lot of EXIF MakerNote data missing, like 'number of shutter actuations' and other data Nikon considers reserved for the Nikon technicians.

EXIFTool also can display 'unknown' tags and with some care one might be able to decode these tags.

George
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