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    Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    Is there a means of setting the 'default' to NO FLASH when you turn the camera on and are in Auto mode? I am struggling to find the Menu item.


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    Re: Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    That's what Auto means. It means, YOU don't have control and the camera will make the decisions.


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    Re: Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    What Fred said is true. Auto mode is auto everything! You might want to try "P" (program) mode. It is a good first step away from the limiting Auto mode.
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    Re: Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    As Brent said, P should work nicely for your automatic needs. Just decide if you want to turn on auto iso or manually set iso and then use P in the same way you used auto. The flash won't automatically pop up but the camera will still choose shutter and aperture. If you turned on auto iso, the camera will also choose the iso for you. You can also use the rear command wheel to alter the balance of shutter and aperture if you want in P mode. So if you want a faster or slower shutter speed or a different aperture for a creative effect, just turn the rear command wheel one way or the other. The camera will still figure everything out for you. You will see a *P in the viewfinder to remind you that you made an adjustment.
    I must have a really good camera.

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    Re: Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Roghor View Post
    Is there a means of setting the 'default' to NO FLASH when you turn the camera on and are in Auto mode? I am struggling to find the Menu item.
    That's because there is no menu item for this.
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    The solution is this: While in full Auto mode, press and hold the Flash Control button on the side of the camera body while simultaneously turning the Command Wheel until the "No Flash" option presents itself. You have now disabled the onboard flash, even while in full Auto.
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    The exact location of the Flash Control button will vary depending on which camera body you have:
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    Re: Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    That's because there is no menu item for this.
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    The solution is this: While in full Auto mode, press and hold the Flash Control button on the side of the camera body while simultaneously turning the Command Wheel until the "No Flash" option presents itself. You have now disabled the onboard flash, even while in full Auto.
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    The exact location of the Flash Control button will vary depending on which camera body you have:
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    My d7000 series cameras do not remember this setting in auto. Other shooting modes remember the flash setting, but if I power cycle in Auto, the camera turns back on with the flash re-enabled.
    I must have a really good camera.

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    Re: Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by nickt View Post
    My d7000 series cameras do not remember this setting in auto. Other shooting modes remember the flash setting, but if I power cycle in Auto, the camera turns back on with the flash re-enabled.
    No, unfortunately the setting does not persist through a restart but it will disable the onboard-flash in full Auto until then, and I'm thinking that's as close as the OP is going to get.

    Edit (just to clarify): Maybe I'm misunderstanding the OP's priority but I was thinking the over-riding concern was not having the onboard flash deploy when using Full-Auto mode. If that's the case my solution is the only way I am aware of to make that happen. If, on the other hand, the over-riding concern is having the onboard flash disabled as the default mode of operation in Full-Auto then I've misunderstood the question, and my suggestion can be dismissed, since there's no way to make that happen that I am aware of.
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    Re: Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    @Horoscope Fish @nickt

    The D7000 has an icon on the mode dial on top of the camera that is between 'auto' and 'scene', which is the 'auto/no flash' option. That would be the default. Full auto but never fires the flash, correct?

    I think everybody quit using auto so long ago, they forgot the 'auto without flash' was on the dial.
    Last edited by Dawg Pics; 02-15-2019 at 08:27 AM.
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    Re: Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post

    I think everybody quit using auto so long ago, they forgot the 'auto without flash' was on the dial.
    I'm smacking myself on the back of my head, lol. Its on my d7200 as well, sitting right in front of me.
    I must have a really good camera.

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    Re: Disabling the inbuilt Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    @Horoscope Fish @nickt

    The D7000 has an icon on the mode dial on top of the camera that is between 'auto' and 'scene', which is the 'auto/no flash' option. That would be the default. Full auto but never fires the flash, correct?

    I think everybody quit using auto so long ago, they forgot the 'auto without flash' was on the dial.
    Quote Originally Posted by nickt View Post
    I'm smacking myself on the back of my head, lol. Its on my d7200 as well, sitting right in front of me.
    That's news to me. I never used Auto or Program since I was a previous 35mm manual camera shooter. Already had enough to learn without throwing in confusing things such as Auto and Program. I can't wrap my head around having the camera choose the settings since I learned on a manual body. It was like having a wrench thrown into the fray.

    I'm really lousy with a cell phone camera, too...seriously! Some lady handed me her Samsung phone since she couldn't get her camera to work properly. I said, How does it work? And yes, that is true!
    Last edited by hark; 02-15-2019 at 02:17 PM.
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