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Flash raises when not needed?

Danks

Sydney, AU
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Danks Registered since 01st Nov 2012
Wed 27-Mar-13 06:25 AM

Hi all
I have a Nikon D7000 and i've noticed that the flash raises on auto flash setting even when the flash is not needed (bright daylight). Sometime when the flash pops up it will go off sometimes not, even when i now there is enough light. I think this maybe a fault in the camera.
Can anyone help me?

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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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#1. "RE: Flash raises when not needed?" | In response to Reply # 0

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Wed 27-Mar-13 06:49 AM

In Auto exposure mode, the flash pops up if there is not enough subject light or if there is a backlight situation where the flash offers "fill flash" to balance a strong brackgound light with the darker main focus target. A good example is when taking a photo of someone fairly close at the beach, and the background it brighter than the shadows on the face. Fill flash will expose the face, if the flash has enough power, at the same exposure as the background.
If you do not want fill flash, use the Non-Flash Auto mode, right next to the green Auto mode on the mode switch. That will prevent the flash from being used for illumination or fill, by not popping up. If you are within about 10 feet of your subject, this fill flash feature works really well and really improves many outdoor scenes which tend to create harsh shadows on faces which are not flattering.
Stan
St Petersburg Russia

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EZRDRZ

UK
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#2. "RE: Flash raises when not needed?" | In response to Reply # 0

EZRDRZ Registered since 20th Jan 2013
Wed 27-Mar-13 07:09 AM

Yes,km6xz would be correct there. I somehow doubt the flash would be working incorrectly, certainly if the rest of your D7000 exposure system is working ok? Try the modes that allow you to enable the flash when you feel the need. Like M and A OR no flash like km6xz expalins.
I am aware the flash can pop up when you dont want it and it can be distracting. So you have to try and avoid it.

Regards

Danks

Sydney, AU
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#3. "RE: Flash raises when not needed?" | In response to Reply # 0

Danks Registered since 01st Nov 2012
Thu 28-Mar-13 02:00 AM

Thanks Guys,

I'll give it a try!

Christopher

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