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Why inconsistent exposure with D3 and SB-800?


Boca Raton, US
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Screenguy Registered since 16th May 2008
Sun 06-Jul-08 05:47 PM

I find the flash exposure inconsistent, i.e. using the 24-70 and D3.

Perhaps you might have some helpful comments, I have experimented but to no consistency.

As an example, in P mode, the pictures are better exposed than in Aperture Priority. Not to say each time they will be. I will find them often over exposed when shot consecutively.

Note, I cannot adjust the analog exposure scale shown in the viewfinder (and top mounted LCD screen) in P mode, nor can I manually change aperture or shutter speed as I can without the flash mounted.

Then, when I do adjust the analog exposure scale while in A mode the exposure is still not right or as accurate as in P mode.

Does this make any sense to any of you?

Also, at the chance of sounding lame, I notice the exposure scale flash while downloading files from the camera to the computer via the USB cord. I thought this scale is only to display if the exposure (w/ or w/o the flash mounted) is below or above the min and max values set in the custom menus?

I'd be most appreciative to anyone that can make suggestions... Thanks..