I have just joined this forum and am looking forward to continued good discussions.
My question is this...I just purchased the D100 having come from an Olympus E-10. I notice that the flash bracketing goes from -3 EV to only +1 EV. Why not +3 EV? The built in flash seems to need more exposure not less. At +1 EV (1/3 step selected) the exposure seems like it could still use a bit more. I thought of trying 1/2 EV steps.
I have tried an external Metz 40MZ in Auto mode and in all cases I can get beautiful exposures if my Flash is set to 1 f/stop smaller (i.e. more light output) than the D100 is using.
It seems as though the D100 is off a bit....or is it me?
I've noticed the same thing with my D100 as well. When using my SB-28 in Auto mode, I've found that dialing the flash to 1-stop over, ie, camera is set to f/8, then flash is set to f/11, gives me properly exposed flash pictures every time. I'm not sure if compensating in the camera will have the same effect.
Check out the threads that refer to the custom curves. Mine does the same. If you upload one of the suggested custom curves using the Capture software and use Cloudy -3 I think you will like the result. Flash pictures with an SB-80DX now come out spot on since I made tha change.
Thanks for the advise. I tried the new curves. What a difference a curve makes! As for the software, what a pain to pay so much for such a basic function. Loading/Saving curves. You'ld think someone would have written a utility by now.
I have noticed that with both my Coolpix 950 and D100 I always have to lessen the flash output. The balance flash seems to always think it is daylight at the equator. I think this is a matter of aesthetics though. Even if I don't compensate there seems to be detail in the highlights.