Mode: JPEG Fine Resolution: 3008x2000 Lens: Nikkor 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 G EDIF Focal Length: 80mm Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto Metering: Multi-Pattern 1/180 sec - f/5.6 Exposure Compensation: None ISO 200 White Balance: Auto AF Mode: AF-S Tone Compensation: Auto Flash Sync: Slow Sync Flash Mode: New TTL Flash Compensation: +0.7 EV Color Mode: sRGB Hue Adjustment: None Sharpening: Auto Noise Reduction: Off
These images were taken about 5 days after I got the camera, so I had little experience with it. It was mostly left to factory specs. Since then I have switched White Balance to "Cloudy -3" (Warmer), Sharpening to "Normal", Color Mode to "Adobe RGB (1998)", and Contrast Mode to "Lower Contrast."
I always shoot with +0.7 EV Flash compensation. If it looks too bright, I dial it back to +0.3 EV. Most of the time +0.7 EV is just right. I like the bright look. Some may not. I also find that it is, strangely, more important to overexpose slightly with my SB-80DX than with the built-in flash.
Here is another image taken the same day with the same settings. I find this image striking, and the flash fill just right, even with darker skin tones. What do you think?