indoor flash shooting problems


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zenman49

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hi guys,

some indoor flash shooting problems, hope you can enlighten me, thanks.

cam : fuji s3pro
lens : nikon 18-55mm kit lens
flash : sb-600

scenario 1 setting :
indoor shooting
iso 200
A mode
f/3.5
with flash on
viewfinder reading : 60, 3.5, ev -1

scenario 2 setting :
indoor shooting
iso 200
A mode
f/3.5
with flash off
viewfinder reading : 8, 3.5, ev 0

questions :
1. in scenario 1, the ev -1 does it means i need to change the iso higher to say 400 or 800 to get correct exposure? but if i don, what will happen?:dunno:

2. i notice that the speed at wide open (f/3.5) is always 60. does it means its the limit at A mode? if i want to use slower speed, i must use S or M mode? :think:

thank you for your time.
 

ALPHA1

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1. The ev-1 is telling you the actual metering of the subject is under one stop with the present shutter speed 60 and apeture 3.5 . No need to do any adjustment .Take the shot with flash and it will exp. correctly.

2. 60 is the default syn speed when flash is turn on,yes you may use S or M mode to get the correct EV
 

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#1, the meter telling you the ambient is one stop under, but since you are using flash as main light source, shoot at it is, the subject is proper exposed and ambient is one stop underexpose.

#2, that's default flash sync speed, you should able to over right it with custom setting or set to manual mode, shutter priority mode to use a lower shutter speed. else go to a place with brighter ambient light.
 

zenman49

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thanks guys for your prompt comments. confirmed my guess correct. but i jus wonder why the cam limit it to 1/60 shutter speed when using A mode at aperture wide opened. i checked d40 also the same case.
 

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