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Old Nov 21, 2003, 4:11 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 5700 & SB-50 problem

Recently purchased an SB-50 to go with my 5700. When using the flash as a slave in TTL mode I can only get the flash to fire at full power, resulting in totally blownout pictures. Has anyone had this same problem or am I missing something in the manual. Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 4:35 PM   #2
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This may be a dumb question but where is the flash sensor on the 5700?
On the 5000 and 5400 it is very easy to cover it with ones finger thus causing some terrible exposures. I think Nikon invented Through Thumb Metering on these cameras

Also what do you mean by "a slave in ttl mode"? Is it in the 5700's hot shoe?
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 5:02 PM   #3
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The flash sensor on the 5700 is in the pop-up flash, actually just below the flash

The flash is not on the cameras hot shoe. I usually have it a few feet away from the camera, using it as a slave. Does that make sense?
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Old Dec 1, 2003, 3:05 PM   #4
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I had a similar experience recently (in fact, sometime, I still do). The 50DX's Auto Zoom does not work with the 5700, so you need to change the zoom to suit your needs. The 5700 manual says to keep the seting at 28mm, but I have got great results by adjusting the zoom manually for every picture I take with the flash on

Hope that helps....
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Old Dec 2, 2003, 1:49 AM   #5
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When the flash is off the camera there is no connection with the ttl sensor so it goes off at full power the only way to control it's power would be setting it as auto throug it's own sensor. Why don't you just bounce the light from the ceiling with the flash on the camera?
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Old Dec 4, 2003, 10:12 AM   #6
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You might try going to the set up menu on the 5700 and reducing the flash power setting to -7. This works for me 99 percent of the time.
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