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Randy1949   Hazel Green, US  Registered since 14th Jan 2009 Sun 16-Sep-12 12:25 PM
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"No BF mode with D800 and SB900"



This question may have been discussed before and I appolige if it has. On my D800 with the SB900 I am not able to toggle as I am with my other Nikon camera to achieve the Balanced Fill (BF) mode on the SB900. I have searched the D800 manual and not found an answer. Is there a Menu setting I am missing??

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   New York, US  Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004 Sun 16-Sep-12 02:59 PM
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#1. "RE: No BF mode with D800 and SB900"
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Balanced fill is obtained by using the TTL setting on the flash. Another setting, TTL-BL, provides a balanced effect outdoor in sunlight.

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chiefmasterjedi Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 26th Feb 2009 Sun 16-Sep-12 04:51 PM
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Make sure the metering on your camera is set to either Matrix or Center weighted. If it's set to spot metering, then the BL will not be available on the speedlight.

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Randy1949   Hazel Green, US  Registered since 14th Jan 2009 Sun 16-Sep-12 11:33 PM
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I remembered after you reminded me that I was in spot metering. Thanks for the reminder. It works fine after I changed it.

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