Forced flash D5300 - Need help

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Mako2011
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It fired....
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Packrat1947 wrote:

I have tried manual mode too. There are only 3 options with flash (fill, redeye, and rear sync). From my google searches the flash should go off when popped up and you are in shutter, manual, aperture modes. I don't think adding an exterior flash would make any difference.

Looking at the image and at the EXIF...the flash fired and return flash was detected. It fired in TTL-BL mode so it's designed to use just enough power to match the overall scene. -BL is the setting for fill flash. The difference is that the camera assumes that you want the flash output to balance the results to lift shadows, rather than to serve as the key light. When using normal TTL mode, the camera wants the flash output to be the dominant light.

That looks about right for ISO 800 and the -1 flash exposure compensation you have dialed in...and your use of center weighted metering. TTL-BL is designed to be used with Matrix metering or you can use spot metering to get the flash calculation to ignore the background and just meter for the subject. You also have Active D-Lighting on and set to Auto...I always turn off ADL when using flash as it can greatly alter the flash calculation in unpredictable ways

https://nikonclspracticalguide.blogspot.com/2008/01/nikon-flash-two-separate-metering.html

http://desmond-downs.blogspot.com/2010/07/flash-nikons-new-ttl-bl.html

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