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Stonecherub Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2011Mon 04-Jul-11 02:08 AM
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"Raising the flash"


Tucson, US
          

How can I easily raise the built-in flash in daylight? Putting my hand over the lens in "auto" mode works sometimes but not reliably. I can't find anything about it in the handbook.

This flash is used to trigger a remote SB700 under conditions where the camera finds plenty of light to make an exposure, doesn't need it, and doesn't raise it.

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 04-Jul-11 03:49 AM
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Seattle, WA, US
          

If you are shooting the "auto" mode, you have given all decision making to the camera. Try "programed" (p) mode. It will let you change the settings that the camera initially picks. In this case, just manually press the flash release whenever you want it.

Sounds like you might be looking for the "commander mode" of the flash.

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Stonecherub Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2011Mon 04-Jul-11 12:37 PM
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Tucson, US
          

Duuhh! I just pressed all the buttons on the camera and damned if there isn't one on the left, just below the pop-up with a lightening bolt symbol that pops the flash. Thanks for having me look.

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