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Old Sep 5, 2005, 3:13 PM   #11
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CWODave, You mentioned you went to manual- do you have to go to manual or can a person use auto with the flash?
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Old Sep 5, 2005, 5:07 PM   #12
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I've used it in auto too and it works great. But the manual for the flash gives directions for use in manual to get the best results. By what I 've read in the directions, the flash measures the distance to the object and adjusts the intensity of the flash for the best results at certain settings on the camera.

I'm no expert. I still learning about the flash myself. Like when to use the bounce and when not to use it. (high ceilings don't help much. lol)


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Old Sep 5, 2005, 7:00 PM   #13
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And mirrored ceilings are too bright!!

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Mirrored Ceilings?!!?? You went for more free beer on Tues nite?:-)

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Old Sep 9, 2005, 11:59 AM   #15
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cwodave wrote:
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I've used it in auto too and it works great. But the manual for the flash gives directions for use in manual to get the best results. By what I 've read in the directions, the flash measures the distance to the object and adjusts the intensity of the flash for the best results at certain settings on the camera.
cwodave and alandjo,

You must refer to the "auto mode" of the flash (the other mode is manual, full or partial)
In auto mode, the flash in fact have no idea about distance , but it measure the light reflected back from subject to the sensor (in the front of the flash) and stop the flash (the way to adjust power) to match with an aperture , aperture value that the camera must be set .

In this mode (auto) a starting point is setting the camera aperture matching the flash one (you probably have 3 aperture settings on the flash). The speed has no effect on the subject, but will affect what is not lighted by the flash (background)

PS: if you are confident enough, inlot of cases, just to to aperture priority mode , work for daylight fill in also

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Old Sep 9, 2005, 2:37 PM   #16
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Thanks Kcan. When I refered to manual I ment my camera not the flash. The flash sensing the amount of light coming back seems automatic enough for me. lol

I really haven't had the need to try the flash in manual yet.
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It was good Dan!! LOL

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