Questions on external flash


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hoclim

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I notice that if I attached a external flash, I cant change the values if I am on the P Mode. Why is this so?
 

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hoclim said:
I notice that if I attached a external flash, I cant change the values if I am on the P Mode. Why is this so?
P Mode = Programmable Mode? :think:

I don't think values can be change at that mode.:nono:
Try using A or S or M to change aperture, shuttle speed or both respectively.
 

fatjp

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What brand camera are you using ?
I think you can still change the Ev value .

I seldom change anything in "P"ro mode. ;p
 

hoclim

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I am using a D50 and a sb600...
 

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hoclim said:
I am using a D50 and a sb600...
I am using D50 too, I suppose D50 allows you to change 3 different settings in P Mode(correct me if i am wrong because i seldom use P Mode), but I do not have an external flash so I have no idea how the external flash will restrict the settings in P Mode.

I suggest you look up the user manual for details. :bsmilie:
 

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hoclim said:
I notice that if I attached a external flash, I cant change the values if I am on the P Mode. Why is this so?
I guess you are taking photos indoor.

(1) When using P mode w/o external flash, your camera will give slow shutter speed and big aperture value e.g. 1/8sec , f3.5

(2) When using P mode with external flash, your camera will give a min. shutter speed (usually fixed at 1/60sec) and big aperture value e.g. 1/60sec , f3.5. The speedlite flash is intelligent to handle the exposure.
 

hoclim

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So do we realli need to bother about the aperture and shutter setting when it is all taken care of? What does i-ttl means and how do we use it?
 

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So do we realli need to bother about the aperture and shutter setting when it is all taken care of? What does i-ttl means and how do we use it?
Yes, you need to bother how
- aperture
- shutter speed
affect your shot. Of course in P mode, you dun have much choice.
 

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megaweb said:
Yes, you need to bother how
- aperture
- shutter speed
affect your shot. Of course in P mode, you dun have much choice.
very cute and informative site :thumbsup: .

I tryed using SB600 and D50, results not so good using P mode, prefer to use a manual flash and m mode. Maybe i am not a flash person. ;p
 

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