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sb400 + D50 = uneven shots


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rubenmv Registered since 24th Feb 2007
Wed 30-May-07 03:25 AM

Hi all:

I've been playing for a few months now with a SB400 on my D50. I bought that flash unit and a 50mm/1.8 lens on my last trip to NYC.

Back then, I immediately tried them both, and was really difficult to get good pictures for a while. I've always used midrange, slow zooms and having lots of light with such a clear lens just got me off-balance; lots and lots of over (and under) exposed shots.

So i went ahead and started using them separately, and it got a bit better. the photos with the 50mm are ok ( mostly, the very shallow depth wide open sometimes is a challenge) but with the flash I'm not doing ok.

First of all, I only can get semi-consistent exposures in full auto mode. If I go to A or S modes, then from one shot to another, things go bad, really under or totally blown. Maybe my flash unit is faulty?

With the pop-up flash, shots would _always_ be right, no matter what, always dead-on exposure on any mode.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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