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underexposure w/ speedlight?


North Fontana, US
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docampo Basic Member
Mon 10-Sep-01 01:36 AM

Hi, I have a question regarding supposed "underexposure" w/ my n80 and either the pop-up speedlight or the SB-28. Whenever I use either one whether in Aperture or Shutter priority, I have to go to slowsynch just to get the electronic meter to disappear from its "underexposure" warning. This mostly happens indoors with average light. What I am wondering is , with a speedlight, shouldn't the shutter speed be ok between 60th to 125th of a second (normal flash) instead of having to go down to 30th or 40th of a second w/ slowsynch? Wouldn't the speedlight give the meter enough flash to use it at this shutter speed? I tried with some pictures following the meter's advice with slowsynch and I did some doing "normal" flash. I haven't received my prints yet but I was just hoping to get "enlightened"
BTW, the film I usually use is Fuji Superia 400 and this happened with both my 28-105 and my 50mm 1.8 (although not as much warning with the 50mm). Can anyone help?

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