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Old Oct 26, 2004, 6:33 AM   #16
JohnG
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NHL,

Just trying to absorb all your wisdom :roll:

If I understand there are two ways to get better flash exposure.

1. (your prefered) - use FEL. When you use this, is the metering the same regardless of mode (Tv vs. Av vs P)? Also, should you 'aim' central focus point for a certain part of the image when pressing the FEL button or just aim at the center?

2. Use Manual mode, which in addition to allowing control of both aperture and shutter will also switch things over to center weighted metering rather than using the focus points.

Is this correct? All of this is extremely useful as I am going to a wedding in a couple weeks and it will be the first time using my new flash in a large hall with poor lighting (reception hall). I especially like the idea of using the FEL since many of the shots will be more candid and I don't want to have to mess with using manual mode (still a novice and working one or the other is enough for me right now when shooting people :-))

Thanks very much for your help.
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