I have a question regarding the flash setting to use on my D7000. I do not use the flash often but yesterday I need to use it and when I poped up the built in flash I noticed that the exposure setting was under exposed by more than one EV. The only way I could get the exposure up was to push the ISO up to 3200 and the f stop to 4. This does not seem correct. I did not have to do this in the past.
I have been reading several books on the D7000 and made several changes to the setting as recommended. My setting are currently e1-1/125, e2-1/60, e3-ttl,flash mode is set to fill flash. The only real change I had made recently was i was playing with using the comander mode on the camera to remotely fire the sb600 flash. Rest the flash mode to ttl after that.
It does not make any difference if I use the built in flash or the SB 600. If I shoot at the settings of f4 and ISO 200 or 400 the histrogram only goes half way to the right side. The only way to make the histogram approach the far right side is shoot at 3200 and f4.
I know I must have something set wrong on the camera and would appriciate any help anyone can provide.
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#1. "RE: Flash Settings" | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Fri 24-Feb-12 02:48 PM
When using the built-in flash (or a Speedlight), the camera can only meter the ambient light in the scene before you take the shot. Consequently, the meter display is very likely to indicate under-exposure.
When the shot is made, the camera and flash together will sort it all out and make sure you get the appropriate exposure
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#3. "RE: Flash Settings" | In response to Reply # 0
>It does not make any difference if I use the built in flash or
>the SB 600. If I shoot at the settings of f4 and ISO 200 or
>400 the histrogram only goes half way to the right side. The
>only way to make the histogram approach the far right side is
>shoot at 3200 and f4.
I think you may need to change the flash mode from TTL-BL to TTL. You can do that directly on the SB-600; with the built-in flash you'll need to change to spot metering. TTL-BL tries to balance the flash with the ambient light, like fill flash, so in a dark scene (ambient underexposure) it won't add much light, which sounds like it's not what you want. Straight TTL flash pays less heed to the ambient light.
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