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westacott Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2005Fri 14-Sep-12 02:13 PM
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"Shooting indoors with Built in Flash on D200"
Fri 14-Sep-12 02:17 PM by westacott

Coleraine., GB
          

Sorry for the short notice but I have been asked to a house party tonight where a few friends and relatives are gathering and they know I do a bit of photography so I was asked if I would bring my camera along.. Now this is something I never do as I mostly always shoot ambient light outdoors and as such I do not possess a speedlight. I am looking for a bit of advice re camera settings for a D200 using the built in camera flash for shooting indoors. As you have guessed by now I`m sure flash is definitely not my forte. Any advice would be really appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Ian

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cliddell Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Oct 2006Fri 14-Sep-12 03:46 PM
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#1. "RE: Shooting indoors with Built in Flash on D200"
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Pietermaritzburg, ZA
          

Hi Ian,

If it is a normal medium sized house you will be fine with the built in flash. Just a couple of points:

If the ambient lighting is fairly low and you use the TTL setting then you must use "Spot" metering to ensure the flash properly illuminates the subject(s). Just use "P" mode unless you have a chance to try "M" mode set at 1/80 at F4 and see what you get. ISO should be set to 400 but may be OK at 200.



If you have focussing problems then the focus assist light should be switched on.

This is a VERY short response to your urgent request :>)

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Clive Liddell
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westacott Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2005Fri 14-Sep-12 04:14 PM
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#2. "RE: Shooting indoors with Built in Flash on D200"
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Coleraine., GB
          

Hi,
Thank you very much indeed for that info - much appreciated. It was good of you to answer at such short notice. I will give those settings you suggested a try and see how I get on. They should work o.k. I`m sure as the room is just in a normal size house and the built in speedlight output should be well able to cope I would have thought. Most if not all shots will be at a reasonably close range anyway.
Just one point - you mention if I use the TTL setting - what exactly do you mean by that. I thought all I had to do was pop up the flash and it would be on TTL. Is there something I am not understanding here.
Once again thanks for your help.
Ian

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cliddell Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Oct 2006Sat 15-Sep-12 11:16 AM
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#3. "RE: Shooting indoors with Built in Flash on D200"
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Pietermaritzburg, ZA
          

Sorry, a belated reply...

With the built in flash you can select TTL, manual, repeating and commander mode but you are right I think it defaults to TTL.

BTW How did the session go? I hope well!

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