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jla930 Registered since 28th Jun 2013Sun 14-Jul-13 01:39 AM
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"Flash fires twice"


Imperial, US
          

I have a D5100. The camera is set to P or A mode, and I press the button on the side of the camera to raise the built-in flash. When I press the shutter release, the flash fires twice in rapid succession. The flash setting is set to auto, not to red eye reduction. Is it normal for the flash to fire twice?

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Sun 14-Jul-13 01:51 AM
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Nevis, US
          

The flash first fires a "pre-flash" which determines the exposure for the main flash. This is how the TTL flash mode determines the proper exposure.

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jla930 Registered since 28th Jun 2013Sun 14-Jul-13 02:20 AM
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Thanks, Alan. That makes sense.

  

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