D40 - changing flash settings

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  1. hoevesruperd

    hoevesruperd TPF Noob!

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    i bought some old prime lenses for my D40. those dont have CPUs so when i get to take pictures with the flash on it says: Flash is in TTL mode. Choose another setting or use a CPU lens...

    now. how to i go and change the TTL setting to one i can use with my Nikkor-H lenses ?

    and, sorry for the noob question but what is TTL ?

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    "TTL" is Through The Lens metering, meaning that the camera actually measures the reflected flash-output and adjusts exposure accordingly.

    I don't know what the limitations of the D40 are, but the flash settings should be in the shooting menu.

    Chances are your manual can explain all of this very nicely! ;)
     
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    Probably at the top of page 78!
     
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    hoevesruperd TPF Noob!

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    thanks!
    i feel stupid. :p i should really sit down and read that manual for once
     
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    :) The manual is wonderful.

    Congrats on your manual lenses. I have a D40 and a couple manual lenses as well. I love that the D40 can mount pre-AI. Have fun!
     
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    reg TPF Noob!

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    ^ But can't autofocus unless the lens has a USM.
     
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    TamiyaGuy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    AF-S for Nikon terms, Reg :) (or HSM for Sigma).

    But I agree, older lenses, although not being able to meter, are fantastic fun to use, and you can get some great shots with them. I would recommend that you try not to use flash unless it's absolutely necessary, as it is just one more thing to guess at the power needed.
     
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    reg TPF Noob!

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    Pfft. I don't even know WHAT it's called for Olympus! (Mostly because I can't afford anything that isn't Sigma for four-thirds! Am I right, am I right? Hello? This thing on?)

    But yeah. AF-S, USM, HSM, something.

    :D
     
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    Don't feel bad. I never read manuals but I'm spoiled (I own a Mac).
     

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