why is flash metering so stupid?

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Foxfire235
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why is flash metering so stupid?
Oct 1, 2006

I've owned a few canon digital SLR cameras, and they all seem to behave the same way when using flash metering in aperture priority mode.... Badly. Why does the camera always meter the image with an extremely slow shutter speed? Here's an example: ISO 800 f/4, 1/20. Now If I shoot manual metering, I can properly expose using f/4 1/100. I don't get it... what's the deal?

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