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  1. #5961
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    Quote Originally Posted by jemr View Post
    Thank you very much! Your explanations are perfect. I did not realise that I had the Exposure Compensation on. I admit that it's all still pretty new so I often forget things (i.e the EC).

    Question like that, you say that you do not use the EC, I admit that on a day like yesterday, I had no reason to use it, but in a situation that the flash is needed, but it's still not enough, what do you do? I don't know if you understand my question, but hopefully you do...

    Also, what is the difference between the flash compensation and the exposure compensation?
    Flash exposure compensation (FEC) is used only when you are using the flash. It controls the brightness of the flash. Exposure compensation (EC) adjusts the shutter speed and/or aperture, to make the exposure brighter or darker than it would otherwise be. I just keep my settings on manual all the time and change the shutter speed and aperture myself.

    So if it was rather dark, first I would use the longest shutter speed I could. Then I'd open the aperture. Then I'd bump the ISO. Then, if it still wasn't enough, I'd use the flash in addition to those settings, and dial in FEC to get the right amount of flash. I hope that makes sense ...

    P.S. That example is for a situation when I primarily wanted the scene to be lit by ambient light, not my flash. Using flash as the main light source is a whole different topic
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  2. #5962
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjmdrumz3 View Post
    You guys never cease to amaze me! Here's a pic I took over my wifes shoulder while she was reading a cookbook. Nothing special, just thought it was kind of cool. Man that 50mm 1.4 is SHARP!

    That's a great shot. It's just a little hot without going too far
    Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Tokina 12-24
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  3. #5963
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    On aperture priority, exposure compensation adjusts the shutter speed only. It is very accurate and much faster than guessing shutter speeds, IMO.
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  4. #5964
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    Quote Originally Posted by toriaj View Post
    Flash exposure compensation (FEC) is used only when you are using the flash. It controls the brightness of the flash. Exposure compensation (EC) adjusts the shutter speed and/or aperture, to make the exposure brighter or darker than it would otherwise be. I just keep my settings on manual all the time and change the shutter speed and aperture myself.

    So if it was rather dark, first I would use the longest shutter speed I could. Then I'd open the aperture. Then I'd bump the ISO. Then, if it still wasn't enough, I'd use the flash in addition to those settings, and dial in FEC to get the right amount of flash. I hope that makes sense ...

    P.S. That example is for a situation when I primarily wanted the scene to be lit by ambient light, not my flash. Using flash as the main light source is a whole different topic
    Makes sense to me, but I would like to see a pretty sweet tutorial on FEC.
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  5. #5965
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    Taken with a D80 and the 70-200mm VR lens with the light ring
    Started with a Nikon D50 and now learning how to use a D80.
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  6. #5966
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    Great shot...care to expand on use of "the light ring"?
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

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    New Tripod

  7. #5967
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visual Reality View Post
    Great shot...care to expand on use of "the light ring"?
    Maybe I used the wrong words the light ring is a ring flash attached to the end of the lens. I find it helps me reduce hot spots. I am really a novice at this so it takes 5 or 6 shots to get a decent one. Thanks for the compliment.
    Started with a Nikon D50 and now learning how to use a D80.
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  8. #5968
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    Calico, sweet modeling shoot. I wish to do the same now that I've started to use my V2s with the SB600.

    A couple more shots from the holiday weekend.



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  9. #5969
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    Quote Originally Posted by truflip View Post
    Any D80 owners have the MB-D80 Battery grip?
    If so, how long do 6 AA (Eneloops @ 2000mah) last if you have tried?
    I have the MB-D80 grip, but I use 2 Nikon EN-EL3e batteries in it. Tried running on AA's once, (1.2V 2100mah), but they didn't even make it through a 2-hour shoot. The EN-EL3e's keep me going for days between charges. The AA's now power my 2 SB-600 flashes.
    Nikon D200 / Sigma lenses 17-70mm 2.8-4.5 / EX 10-20mm 4-5.6 / EX 8mm 4 / 70-300mm 4-5.6 / Vivitar 285HV's
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  10. #5970
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post


    Taken with a D80 and the 70-200mm VR lens with the light ring
    Nice shot!! She is gorgeous!!
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