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  1. #11
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    Re: Over exposure when using flash

    The Exif have different settings, but I have no explanation for the flash failure in one.

    The white one says Portrait scene mode, Picture control Portrait, Saturation Normal, and -0.9 EV exposure difference.

    The "normal" one says Standard scene, Picture control Standard, Saturation Auto, and 0.0 EV exposure difference.

    So the scene mode setting changed between the pictures, but the flash difference surprises me.

    Both say Flash Compensation - 393472. That seems a bad garbage number, it should say 0.0 EV, or 1.0 EV or something, but it should not be a nonsense number like this. That is probably just a problem in the Exif Viewer incompatibility... Which Exif Viewer was it?

    The flash mode was auto TTL BL. Both exposures are 1/60 second f/3.5 ISO 800. Yet the white one thought that was nearly a stop insufficient ambient exposure, and really hit the flash exposure hard. Seemingly a lot more than one stop more. We don't actually know if it was due to the setting change, but either way, it would seem to be a defect to me. You would want to learn more by seeing how the specifics repeat, can it be duplicated? I would not expect scene mode change to cause this.

    I don't have any experience with flash in Auto mode, that seems the hard way (no user control at all). I know you want it to work in Auto mode, but I'd try camera A mode to see what happens. In camera A mode, you have to check that menu E1 says flash is in TTL mode. And in camera A mode, you must open the flash door if you want to use flash. It probably does not default to Auto ISO either (often a good thing with flash, certainly for this picture).

    What Auto mode will do in indoor situations is to raise ISO and slow the shutter and open the aperture trying to make the ambient exposure sufficient, without flash, if possible. I don't know if ISO 800 is a limit, but 1/60 and f/3.5 probably are at limits, of the lens and for the flash. Then the flash would be at minimum fill level (instead of the main light). This can leave the incandescent ambient orange, and the flash is white. Note in the "normal" picture, there is a flash shadow under the desk lamp, the flash fired, but even the laptop screen is correctly exposed by the ambient exposure. It has a lot of ambient exposure, even though flash is used.


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    Last edited by WayneF; 03-28-2016 at 04:13 AM.



  2. #12
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    Re: Over exposure when using flash

    Quote Originally Posted by skene View Post
    From the above image, I would have to say that at 10/600th you had changed the time that the shutter stays open. This allows for more light just on its own so not including the flash and the over exposing.

    The shutter speed, ISO and aperture is the same on both shots.


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  3. #13
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    Re: Over exposure when using flash

    Maybe call Nikon customer service and ask what they think is happening before exchanging it.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Over exposure when using flash

    Not a helpful answer! The User Manual that comes with the D5300 (and I have one) is only around 58 pages long; this is nothing more than a "Quick Setup" guide. The full reference manual (which I also have) is over 300 pages and the link to download it is available from Nikon. This will tell you everything you need to know about the D5300 - with a few minor omissions! Call Nikon, either UK or Europe (or in the USA if you live there), and they will give you the link to that full reference manual but make sure you have enough paper, and ink, in your printer to download it!!
    Last edited by Stratman1944; 10-20-2017 at 10:09 AM. Reason: Corrections to be made to the content.

  5. #15
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    Re: Over exposure when using flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Stratman1944 View Post
    Not a helpful answer! The User Manual that comes with the D5300 (and I have one) is only around 58 pages long; this is nothing more than a "Quick Setup" guide. The full reference manual (which I also have) is over 300 pages and the link to download it is available from Nikon. This will tell you everything you need to know about the D5300 - with a few minor omissions! Call Nikon, either UK or Europe (or in the USA if you live there), and they will give you the link to that full reference manual but make sure you have enough paper, and ink, in your printer to download it!!
    Welcome to Nikonites!

    This is a rather old thread to respond to as a first post, but appreciate the clarification between the Quick Setup and Reference Manuals available from Nikon.





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