Flash compensation vs. exposure compensation

Started Sep 4, 2005 | Discussions thread
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Flash compensation vs. exposure compensation

Hi forum!

Maybe this is old news to the veterans here, but if the *ist DS is used with flash (internal/external TTL) in Av mode, the exposure time is changed to 1/125 upon fully flash charge and exposure compensation dialed in via the command wheel will now serve as flash exposure compensation. IMO, this makes adjusting flash exposure simpler than in M mode, where you have to go through the menu. So, if I do not need to adjust exposure time for my flash shots, I will now use Av mode.

I found that if you have dialed in -1EV via the menu and +1EV via the command wheel, the exposure will be identical - obviously the two compensations get combined (as long as the flash can provide enough light).

IIRC, the *ist D, which does not offer flash expoisure compensation via a menu works similarly (exactly?) like the DS in Av mode.

Sorry, if this is old news to some DS users, it surely was an "aah!" experience for me
Jens

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