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jmf Registered since 03rd Jul 2011Sun 03-Jul-11 01:47 PM
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"Turning D5100 Flash off"


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I have found ways to turn the flash off temporarily, but there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it off until turned back on. That is I can set the selector to no flash and the software to turn off the flash in any current mode, but I cannot find a way to turn the flash off permanently for all modes and settings until turned on. Please advise. Thank you

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sun 03-Jul-11 02:37 PM
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You must be in auto mode, where the flash is there to prevent mistakes. In other modes, it isn't automatic.

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jmf Registered since 03rd Jul 2011Sun 03-Jul-11 03:21 PM
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>You must be in auto mode, where the flash is there to prevent
>mistakes. In other modes, it isn't automatic.

I must, and I must not have noticed that the flash was quiet in other modes. Thank you.

jmf

  

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jmf Registered since 03rd Jul 2011Mon 04-Jul-11 02:34 AM
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Well maybe not. I was shooting the sunset tonight with the mode dial on landscape and the flash popped up and tried to light up the horizon.

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davidd1833 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Feb 2006Tue 05-Jul-11 02:40 AM
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Hi

'Landscape' is an auto mode, as are all the other 'Scene' modes.

To get control of your camera, shoot in Aperture (A) or Shutter (S) Priority.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 06-Jul-11 03:23 AM
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#5. "RE: Turning D5100 Flash off"
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Hi Jack,

Welcome to Nikonians!
If you set the camera in P (Program), S Shutter Priority), A (Aperture Priority), or M (Manual) exposure modes, the built in Speedlight will not deploy unless you turn it on.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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jmf Registered since 03rd Jul 2011Wed 06-Jul-11 12:00 PM
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You know, as many times as one reads the manual, sometimes the big picture needs another's view. Manuals should begin with a statement of design and assumption. For example: This camera is design to point and shoot. It can evaluate the image, but cannot read the author's mind. The Mode Dial is how we tell the camera what is important. With the selection of modes, we tell the camera what we see by limiting the cameras control. "MASP" are technical priorities, icons are subject priorities. "Auto" gives full control to the camera, "Effects" offers tweaks where reproduction is not a priority. No flash tells the camera that natural light is important. These assumptions are limited, and mutually exclusive. The manual should then offer the assumptions of each selection.

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