How can I easily raise the built-in flash in daylight? Putting my hand over the lens in "auto" mode works sometimes but not reliably. I can't find anything about it in the handbook.
This flash is used to trigger a remote SB700 under conditions where the camera finds plenty of light to make an exposure, doesn't need it, and doesn't raise it.
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#1. "RE: Raising the flash" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 04-Jul-11 12:49 AM
If you are shooting the "auto" mode, you have given all decision making to the camera. Try "programed" (p) mode. It will let you change the settings that the camera initially picks. In this case, just manually press the flash release whenever you want it.
Sounds like you might be looking for the "commander mode" of the flash.
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#2. "RE: Raising the flash" | In response to Reply # 1