Wow, Moose Peterson recommends the D600 over the D800.

Started Oct 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
arizonadesertrat
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Re: iTTL vs iTTL-BL
In reply to em_dee_aitch, Oct 16, 2012

em_dee_aitch wrote:

Fred Mueller wrote:

The classic example would be a model in the foreground with a backdrop - lets say a city-scape at dusk. To get the model to "stand out" you would underexpose for the ambient background by about 2 stops, and just let the flash do it's thing with no negative FV comp. (or just a touch) to light the model. And you can rock shutter speed back and forth to move the level of ambient exposure up or down if you are in in manual mode.  Any EV comp you dial in over this setup lays over both FV comp and the "apparent" manual meter setting - that's what I was referring to above.

So if you are correct, I can put a D800 in A mode, set exp comp on the camera to -2, set exposure comp on the flash (an SB900) to +2, turn BL on the flash off, and get a "neutral" exposure resulting on the flash... I'd swear I tested that long ago and found it did not work. But I'll try it again. Of course even if it does work, you can skip past the counterintuitive math by having e4 enabled on cameras that have it.


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Works on My D300, D7000 and D800.  I think it worked on my D70 too.

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