Hi everyone. This is my first posting to TPF. I have a question about metering while using an on camera flash. I recently picked up a SB-600 (I have never used a flash besides the built-in) and have been using it indoors. I've just been playing around, trying different things and trying to figure it all out through trails. The problem I'm having is figuring out the metering. My camera always tells me that I'm going to be underexposed and it seems like the only way I can make corrections is if I take a picture, look at it on my LCD and then adjust my setting to compensate for what I see. This can't be the way that its done, I know its not because shooting film doesn't allow this method. So there has to be an easier way. Here's my set up that I've playing with: Nikon D80 SB-600 (on camera for now) Manual (I don't want to shoot on anything else) Nikkor Micro 60/2.8 (is what I've been using lately) ISO 400 I know what other lighting is around also has to be take in to account when metering, but really I just what to have a good since of how my exposure is going to be before I snap the picture. Thanks everyone.