Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

How does the built in flash on the D7000 do fill flash?

kshapero

South Florida, US
318 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
kshapero Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2006
Fri 02-Nov-12 12:19 AM

My long gone FM3A had a fill flash button on the body so when I attached the SB-30 flash it worked perfectly. How do I do fill flash on the D7000?

Akiva S.

Nikon F, FE, Nikkormat FTN, Nikon D7000

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

blw

Richmond, US
28575 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to send message via AOL IM

#1. "RE: How does the built in flash on the D7000 do fill flash?" | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Fri 02-Nov-12 06:49 AM

Pop it up and have the flash mode set to TTL-BL.

_____
Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member

My gallery is online. Comments and critique welcomed any time!

mklass

Tacoma, US
7421 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#2. "RE: How does the built in flash on the D7000 do fill flash?" | In response to Reply # 1

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Fri 02-Nov-12 09:04 AM

What Brian said would apply to a Speedlight mounted on the D7000, but if you are using the built-in flash, and the camera is in P, S, A or M mode, set the flash so the indicator on the top LCD screen is only showing the lightning bolt.

In low light, you may want to use Slow sync.

Make sure custom setting e3, Flash Control Mode, is set to TTL. (There is no TTL-BL setting for the built-in flash)

You may also find it useful to dial in -0.7 or more of flash compensation, depending on the amount of fill you need.

Check pages 144-148 of the manual for more details.


Mick
http://www.mickklassphoto.com
or
Visit my nikonians gallery

aolander

Nevis, US
3938 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#3. "RE: How does the built in flash on the D7000 do fill flash?" | In response to Reply # 0

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Fri 02-Nov-12 11:15 AM | edited Fri 02-Nov-12 11:21 AM by aolander

The built-in flash is always in TTL-BL unless you set the camera to spot metering, then it is in Standard TTL. See page 146 of the English manual. It says:

"Standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR is activated automatically when
spot metering is selected."

Alan

kshapero

South Florida, US
318 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#4. "RE: How does the built in flash on the D7000 do fill flash?" | In response to Reply # 3

kshapero Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2006
Fri 02-Nov-12 11:20 AM

>Perhaps it's different with the D7000, but the built-in flash
>on other models is always in TTL-BL unless you set the camera
>to spot metering.

yes, you are right. I am now up to speed on this.


Akiva S.

Nikon F, FE, Nikkormat FTN, Nikon D7000

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

mklass

Tacoma, US
7421 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#5. "RE: How does the built in flash on the D7000 do fill flash?" | In response to Reply # 3

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Fri 02-Nov-12 11:25 AM

Absolute true. My point is that if you looked on the D7000 for a "TTL-BL" setting or indicator, you would never find it.

Mick
http://www.mickklassphoto.com
or
Visit my nikonians gallery

G