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 Post subject: Metering with TTL Flash
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 7:43 pm 
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I'm a fairly new photographer (just got a D3100 about 7 months ago), and I have a good grip on understanding how to manipulate the Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, and working with the metering meter? to get the exposure that I want in well-lit areas. I just bought an Nikon SB-600 to cover lowlight/nolight areas, but I'm having a little trouble figuring out how to understand how the flash works together with the Aperture, Shutter and ISO. At the moment, I understand that when using the flash, Shutter and ISO only control the ambient light, so..

- is it safe to go ahead and set Shutter to 1/200 (fastest when using flash) and ISO to around 200-400 and just messing with the Aperture to get the desired outcome?

- does the Metering meter help at all when using the SB-600?

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ISO also controls your flash exposure, just like the aperture. Aside from that, yes. Lock it at 400, shutter speed at 1/250th or 1/200th and go experiment :)

Do keep in mind that your flash also varies it's power settings though.

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