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conan51xd Registered since 02nd Oct 2013Wed 02-Oct-13 06:28 PM
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"Flash problem please help!"
Wed 02-Oct-13 06:33 PM by conan51xd

GB
          

Hello guys,

I am a newer of nikon d3200.
I got a huge issues is the camera always said 'lighting is poor flash recommended'

No matter what model(A,M,S,P).
I try to change my ISO but won't work.
I try to lower my aperture but still won't work.
I wonder I got a lot of lighting of my room, even I go outside for a sunny day I still get a same message!

SO please some one can help me please!

Thank you so much!

  

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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 2006Wed 02-Oct-13 08:09 PM
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#1. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

We need come concrete examples to work with. Pick one or two shooting situations, tell us your exposure settings you are trying to use. A link to the resulting photos might be helpful, too.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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conan51xd Registered since 02nd Oct 2013Thu 03-Oct-13 05:14 PM
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#3. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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GB
          

Thank you for your answer back.

When I used aperture priority, i change the lens to M focus. I set my iso to 200 and the shooting speed is F3.5.

As you can see the images, the camera can not exposure correctly.

Here is the link
http://www.flickr.com/photos/104140424@N02/

Thank you very much!

  

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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 2006Thu 03-Oct-13 10:27 PM
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#9. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

>Thank you for your answer back.
>
>When I used aperture priority, i change the lens to M focus. I
>set my iso to 200 and the shooting speed is F3.5.
>
>As you can see the images, the camera can not exposure
>correctly.
>
>Here is the link
>http://www.flickr.com/photos/104140424@N02/
>
>Thank you very much!

OK, for pictures we have:
black phone on a bed in a dimly lit room, 0.8 sec f/3.5 ISO 100
black phone on a bed in a dimly lit room, 0.8 sec f/3.5 ISO 100
red laptop(?) on a bed in a dimly lit room, 1 sec f/3.5 ISO 100

The exposures seem reasonable since I don't know what the lighting actually looked like. (Human eyes usually think it is brighter than it actually is.)

Since you are in a low light condition using a low ISO, the slow shutter speeds are to be expected. Since the shutter speeds are below 1/30 second, I would expect this camera model to be suggesting the flash be turned on.

Assuming your lens does not go wider than f/3.5, your options for faster shutter speeds are limited to (1) adding more light via the ceiling lights or the camera's flash, or (2) increasing the ISO (1600?) so that the camera needs less light to get the picture.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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conan51xd Registered since 02nd Oct 2013Fri 04-Oct-13 04:49 PM
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#10. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Fri 04-Oct-13 04:50 PM by conan51xd

GB
          

>>Thank you for your answer back.
>>
>>When I used aperture priority, i change the lens to M
>focus. I
>>set my iso to 200 and the shooting speed is F3.5.
>>
>>As you can see the images, the camera can not exposure
>>correctly.
>>
>>Here is the link
>>http://www.flickr.com/photos/104140424@N02/
>>
>>Thank you very much!
>
>OK, for pictures we have:
>black phone on a bed in a dimly lit room, 0.8 sec f/3.5 ISO
>100
>black phone on a bed in a dimly lit room, 0.8 sec f/3.5 ISO
>100
>red laptop(?) on a bed in a dimly lit room, 1 sec f/3.5 ISO
>100
>
>The exposures seem reasonable since I don't know what the
>lighting actually looked like. (Human eyes usually think it
>is brighter than it actually is.)
>
>Since you are in a low light condition using a low ISO, the
>slow shutter speeds are to be expected. Since the shutter
>speeds are below 1/30 second, I would expect this camera model
>to be suggesting the flash be turned on.
>
>Assuming your lens does not go wider than f/3.5, your options
>for faster shutter speeds are limited to (1) adding more light
>via the ceiling lights or the camera's flash, or (2)
>increasing the ISO (1600?) so that the camera needs less light
>to get the picture.
>
>---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+
>Joseph K
>Seattle, WA, USA
>
>D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
>50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX
>


Thank you for your advice ! I much appreciate it!
And I noticed one thing is when I pointed the camera toward the window, the message won't appear again, even today is
cloudy day in the GB. That proof that the camera is more adaptable in the natural light situation.

And I think I found out why I get this message all the time in my room because my bulb in my room is 'yellow', that mean there is not enough light in my room. And I should use white bulb in my room.

But anyway thank you so much again!!! Lesson have been learn.

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Fri 04-Oct-13 05:20 PM
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#11. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Nevis, US
          

The color of the bulb is not the problem. The lack of light in the room is. Even a 200 watt bulb in a room would be dim compared to outside.

Alan

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factotum Registered since 17th Jun 2007Wed 02-Oct-13 08:19 PM
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#2. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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US
          

When you take a photo when this message shows up, what happens? Do you get a good picture? Underexposed/ Overexposed?

It sounds like the camera has developed a major problem and needs to go back to Nikon. But first, try resetting the camera to its original condition with the 2 button reset. It's possible something in the firmware is screwy.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."
Miss Piggy

  

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conan51xd Registered since 02nd Oct 2013Thu 03-Oct-13 05:17 PM
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#4. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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GB
          

No I didn't get a good pictures at all. When I use Aperture to take close-up image is just take age to took. Even in the lower shutter speed.

I think I might just return to Nikon.

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Thu 03-Oct-13 05:24 PM
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#5. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Nevis, US
          

I'm wondering if you are grasping the concept of aperture and shutter speed. If you use a small aperture, in dim light especially, the shutter speed will have to be long to get the correct exposure.

"just take age to took. Even in the lower shutter speed."

This statement isn't making sense to me. If the exposure took an "age", that means the shutter speed was very slow because of a small aperture and/or low light.

Go out in the bright daylight, put the camera in "A" (aperture) mode, set the aperture to f/5.6, take note of the shutter speed, and take the picture. I should turn out.

Alan

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conan51xd Registered since 02nd Oct 2013Thu 03-Oct-13 06:18 PM
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#6. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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GB
          

Thank you for your advicing! I will try and do it.

But this happen in the all mode.

Do you the light that in the house is not enough to let the camera get exposure?

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Thu 03-Oct-13 06:26 PM
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#7. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Nevis, US
          

Even though the light inside may look bright to you, it usually isn't. Our eyes are much more adaptable than the camera/lens. As I mentioned, try your luck outside.

Alan

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conan51xd Registered since 02nd Oct 2013Thu 03-Oct-13 06:59 PM
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#8. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Thu 03-Oct-13 06:59 PM by conan51xd

GB
          

Thank you very much teacher!

You are science teacher too hehe

  

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pjonesCET Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011Sat 05-Oct-13 04:28 AM
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#12. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Sat 05-Oct-13 09:46 PM by pjonesCET

Martinsville, US
          

You can take indoor Photos with 3200 without flash but you have to set ISO so That lowest ISO is 200 and Highest is 1600.

Here are samples of pictures I took of my mother. Handheld




And



I'd recommend purchasing two books and read them from cover to cover. (not in one sitting)

David Busch's Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Photography and
Nikon D3200 for Dummies by Julie Adair King. They may have them at your local Library , check them out.

You can't just buy a DSLR Camera and make it take decent pictures without setting it up. Its not a Glorified point and shoot.

Phillip M Jones, CET
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conan51xd Registered since 02nd Oct 2013Sat 05-Oct-13 10:00 AM
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#13. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Sat 05-Oct-13 10:02 AM by conan51xd

GB
          

I have set my iso to 200 and it actually worked!Thank you very much!
And I will going and purchasing two books. I have a lot of things want to learn and I want to being a photographer!
Do you think turn on the rangefinder would help?

Thank you very much!
And please give my regards to your mother!


  

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Sat 05-Oct-13 12:28 PM
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#14. "RE: Flash problem please help!"
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Hatboro, Pa, US
          

>I have set my iso to 200 and it actually worked!Thank you
>very much!
>And I will going and purchasing two books. I have a lot of
>things want to learn and I want to being a photographer!
>Do you think turn on the rangefinder would help?
>

ISO 200 is very low for indoor lighting unless you use flash. In looking at your 3 photos the biggest problem, besides the way too slow shutter speed, is nothing would be in focus even if there was no camera shake.

You don't need a rangefinder. What you need to do is set the lens mode to auto, not M. As you progress through the learning process then you can try manual focus which is more critical and more difficult to get sharp photos.

Len

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