D70 with SB800 issue

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Douglas Tourtelot, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. I believe that I recently got trapped by some switch settings while using
    the SB800 with my D70. The flash was set for TTL and all my pictures were
    substantially over-exposed. It turns out that I had inadvertantly set the
    in-camera flash compensation, using the button to the left of the lens mount
    and the sub-command dial, to +1. When I set it back to 0, everything seemed
    to work "as normal."

    I haven't done extensive testing on the effect of this setting but
    appearantly, it adds to the compensation set up on the SB800 and there seems
    to be no indication in the viewfinder, or on the top display as to what
    value this in-camera flash compensation is set. Pushing the compensation
    button on the camera give a read-out, but the is no warning otherwise that
    this is not set to zero.

    As I get to know this combination better, I probably won't get trapped (so
    often<g>) but if anyone has a "method" of avoiding these sorts of traps
    before beginning a session, I'd love to hear.

    BTW, it sure was nice not to wait for the negs to come back from the lab to
    see my mistakes!

    Regards,

    D.
     
    Douglas Tourtelot, Mar 31, 2005
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  2. there is an indicator in the top display that shows only when compensation
    (+ or -) is set
     
    Nicholas Childs, Mar 31, 2005
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  3. edit:

    there is an indicator in the top display AND in the viewfinder that shows
    only when compensation (+ or -) is set
     
    Nicholas Childs, Mar 31, 2005
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  4. Douglas Tourtelot

    Owamanga Guest

    Indeed, what more does one need:

    A histogram that looks like a house-prices graph?

    Subject that tears with pain for a few minutes after each shot?

    These would need some hardware changes, but Nikon could be petitioned
    to add an annoying 3 tone beeping noise and vibrating camera alarm...
     
    Owamanga, Mar 31, 2005
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  5. Right you are! Thanks.

    D.

     
    Douglas Tourtelot, Mar 31, 2005
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