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Old Dec 8, 2006, 2:15 AM   #1
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I have a Promaster DX5750 flash and I am waiting for a module to show its face in eBay so I can pounce on it.

In the AUTO mode, when a situation requires a flash, the built-in speedlight pops up and then the camera knows there's a flash ready to go. When I bolt this Promaster into the hot shoe, and there's a situation where the camera would automatically pop up the flash, will the camera see the Promaster instead and not pop up the built-in flash?
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Old Dec 8, 2006, 2:14 PM   #2
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When I put my SB-600 on the camera, the built in flash never pops up but the flash always goes off as a fill flash in any mode. I have a d70s and a D80 and they both work the same way. I have to turn the flash off if I don't want it to fire.
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When I put my SB-600 on the camera, the built in flash never pops up but the flash always goes off as a fill flash in any mode. I have a d70s and a D80 and they both work the same way. I have to turn the flash off if I don't want it to fire.
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Old Dec 8, 2006, 3:27 PM   #4
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I can't find details of this flash on the web so it's difficult to be sure. If the Nikon module is I-TTL compatible then you'll have no problem whatsoever. If it is TTL compatible for the Nikon film cameras then the flash ready light will probably light up in the viewfinder, so although TTL flash won't work the camera will detect that a flash is present and not try to pop up the built in unit. If the flash ready light doesn't show in the viewfinder then the camera has no detected the flash and will try to pop up the built in flash.

If you use the P mode the settings are the same as Auto but the camera never pops up the flash automatically. If you are not getting TTL flash from the extyernal flash you may find A or M the best mode to use as this will allow you to set the aperture appropriate for the sflash use, either by subject distance of flash auto mode.

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Old Dec 9, 2006, 12:18 AM   #5
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Thanks, guys. The recommended module is supposed to be compatible with this camera so there's no reason to think that it will act different than a Nikon.
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