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Program mode versus manual in flash photography

Nikon32250

St. Augustine, US
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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004
Tue 21-May-13 12:51 AM

Up til recently I have set my D300 to manual mode when using an SB800. I usually set a shutter speed of 1/125 and adjust the aperture on the fly depending on the distance to subject. The strobe is set to TTL FP. This can be a bit of a hit or miss with some over and under exposures.

The last couple of times I set the camera to Program mode and the camera seemed to do a more consistent job with the exposure. The scenarios are social events where the people are moving around at various distances from the camera.

Is "P" a more reliable mode than "M" or do I need to do a better job in Manual mode?

Thanks!

Graham
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