modeling flash?

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  1. Tom3

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    On the D200, with the flash on, if I press the Depth-Of-Field preview button, I get the flash unit to 'buzz' and emit light for a second of so. I see the doc calls it 'modeling flash', but what is it used for?
     
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    This is so that you can visualize what the flashed photo will look like, check the shadows etc.

    A typical studio strobe has a regular bulb that is the modeling light. It's not used for the exposure but is on so that you can see what your light is doing.
     

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