I have a vivitar DF-383 external flash. In preparation for a kids birthday party tomorrow I wanted to get more comfortable with it. I was experimenting with flash lock and different sync modes. In the process somehow I experimented with load and save settings.
My flash no longer preflashes and seems to underexpose. I think the on-board flash also is underexposing. My flash reads TTL-BL. I used the flash yesterday and it did preflash and gave me proper and nearly overexposure. The flash still seems to work on my D5000. I compared pictures from D5000 to 7000 w same focal length, iso, shutter speed, f stop and distance to subject. There is a significant underexposure. I try to reset everything the 2 green i buttons and the shooting menu reset. Did the load save settings do anything? Can it be undone? Do I need to send camera to Nikon? Could the external flash have harmed camera and yet still function and still properly expose on D5000? Does non Nikon external flash void warrant?
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Camera Info Device: Nikon D7000 Lens: 35-70mm F/2.8D Focal Length: 48mm Focus Mode: AF-S AF-Area Mode: Single VR: AF Fine Tune: ON(-18) Exposure Aperture: F/9 Shutter Speed: 1/200s Exposure Mode: Manual Exposure Comp.: 0EV Exposure Tuning: Metering: Matrix ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100 Flash Device: Built-in Flash Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain Flash Mode: i-TTL-BL, 0EV Image Settings White Balance: Auto1, 0, 0 Color Space: sRGB High ISO NR: OFF Long Exposure NR: OFF Active D-Lighting: OFF Image Authentication: Vignette Control: Auto Distortion Control: OFF Picture Control Picture Control: STANDARD Base: STANDARD Quick Adjust: 0 Sharpening: 3 Contrast: 0 Brightness: 0 Saturation: 0 Hue: 0
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