Im using my SB 910 with my D800e Flash in manual mode Camera in manual mode .... I think I am missing a setting somewhere because i get preflashes - I thought in manual there was no preflash as I am in control so the flash does not need feed back from preflashes. I am going squirrly with this. Ive checked and rechecked the manual but i guess i cant see the forest because of the trees are preflashed !!
So ..... help me what am i missing ??
BW- Big Wayner My motocross kid is faster than your A student !!
I've never really paid attention to that. My guess is that perhaps in manual mode, the camera is trying to balance ambient light? Are you shooting in manual mode or an auto mode? In manual mode I would think it would not pre-flash, but maybe so in an auto mode. Hal and Russ would probably know.
Scott Chapin Powder Springs, GA, USA Nikonians Team Member
>>Think you have red-eye reducing set on your camera. >> >>Egbert > >you are absoutely right How did i miss red eye !!! thanks >all !!! > >in regards to those red eye preflashes is it normal to have >3 preflashes ( which i was getting) or is the number >dependant on ambient light ?? >
Yes, it is normal to get several (not sure if it is always three), preflashes in Red-Eye mode. The flash is trying to cause the subject's pupils to contract so there won't be as much area for reflections from the retinas to occur. I have never found that it works very well, if at all, so I never use it.
The best way to avoid Red-Eye is to get the flash farther above the lens, so the retina reflections go below the camera and are not in the image. I use a flash bracket for this, especially when using a long telephoto lens, which is when the problem is the worst.