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  1. #11
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    Re: Flash in auto mode

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    And it is what?
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  2. #12
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    Re: Flash in auto mode

    It’s not a huge deal as I’m normally in manual mode, but only a curiosity as it seemed odd to me as to why the flash would pop when clearly, it was not needed.

  3. #13
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    Re: Flash in auto mode

    I'd do a two-button reset and take it back to the factory settings.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Flash in auto mode

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    I'd do a two-button reset and take it back to the factory settings.
    Worth a try I suppose.

  5. #15
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    Re: Flash in auto mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluemark View Post
    I can be outdoors in a snow covered field in a bright sunny day and my flash will pop up.
    I'm not convinced a snowy field still doesn't appear as a back lit subject to the camera. I'm not saying its a good. Nikon is very eager for that flash to pop up if there is any chance of improving a beginer's shot. The slightest hint of dark areas or brighter areas, uneven lighting, etc and it will pop up for fill flash. Snap a shot of the sky in auto and see if the flash stays down. A light colored brightly lit plain wall or blue sky should keep it down, almost any other scene and it will pop up for fill. Even if the darker areas are hopelessly far away to benefit from flash.
    I must have a really good camera.

  6. #16
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    Re: Flash in auto mode

    Quote Originally Posted by nickt View Post
    I'm not convinced a snowy field still doesn't appear as a back lit subject to the camera. I'm not saying its a good. Nikon is very eager for that flash to pop up if there is any chance of improving a beginer's shot. The slightest hint of dark areas or brighter areas, uneven lighting, etc and it will pop up for fill flash. Snap a shot of the sky in auto and see if the flash stays down. A light colored brightly lit plain wall or blue sky should keep it down, almost any other scene and it will pop up for fill. Even if the darker areas are hopelessly far away to benefit from flash.
    Funny you suggest snapping a shot of the sky.......believe me, I’ve Tried various bright, evenly lit scenes including the sky. I only used the example of a white snowy field as I couldn’t think of a brighter real world scene (Hard to think of snow when it’s 90+ outdoors). I will try a reset as the previous poster suggested.

    I often go shooting with someone with a Pentax K-70. I know different brands are created differently, but when set with similar settings and shooting the same scene, her flash does not activate. All this being said, there have been times it does not activate when I think it should. It’s just peculiar to me, but perhaps normal. I won’t argue that the camera is likely smarter than me! This camera is my first foray into DSLR’s, so just trying to understand from other Nikon users, what is normal for these cameras. Thanks for all the help.

  7. #17
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    Re: Flash in auto mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluemark View Post
    Funny you suggest snapping a shot of the sky.......believe me, Iíve Tried various bright, evenly lit scenes including the sky. I only used the example of a white snowy field as I couldnít think of a brighter real world scene (Hard to think of snow when itís 90+ outdoors). I will try a reset as the previous poster suggested.

    I often go shooting with someone with a Pentax K-70. I know different brands are created differently, but when set with similar settings and shooting the same scene, her flash does not activate. All this being said, there have been times it does not activate when I think it should. Itís just peculiar to me, but perhaps normal. I wonít argue that the camera is likely smarter than me! This camera is my first foray into DSLRís, so just trying to understand from other Nikon users, what is normal for these cameras. Thanks for all the help.
    A reset might help. I doubt it would be a permanent problem since your metering otherwise works. I was playing earlier with my d7200 and I tried Auto a few more times. The sky, even with some white clouds keeps the flash down, and pointing down at my deck boards in full sun also keeps it down. If I move the camera at all to introduce a brighter or darker element to the scene, the flash pops up. Flower pot on the deck or a shadowed area, or a little bit of a tree as I point to the sky and the flash will pop up.
    One of my early wonders back with my d3100 was why auto popped the flash up so much and raised the iso. Seemed unnecessary.
    I must have a really good camera.

  8. #18
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    Re: Flash in auto mode

    How do you do a 2 button reset? Sorry for the dumb question, but my flash does the same thing.


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  9. #19
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    Re: Flash in auto mode

    Quote Originally Posted by ride4now View Post
    How do you do a 2 button reset? Sorry for the dumb question, but my flash does the same thing.
    Press and hold the ISO button and the Exposure Compensation button, together, for a few seconds. These two buttons have a green dot by them indicating they're the two-button reset buttons. Once you've pressed them together for a few seconds the control panel will turn off briefly and come back on. That's the reset indication.
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