Nikon D70 lighting q

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Hey all-

I've been reading through my manual to find a way to override my camera's lighting sensor. I want the flash to pop up (for fill, etc.) and it doesn't. Would I need to buy a separate flash and mount it on the hotshoe to ensure that I get the flash exactly when I need it? And if so, any recs for a good flash? Again, just want something to fill the shadows and/or to give extra light in a mixed light situation.

Thanks!!!!
 

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Hey all-

I've been reading through my manual to find a way to override my camera's lighting sensor. I want the flash to pop up (for fill, etc.) and it doesn't. Would I need to buy a separate flash and mount it on the hotshoe to ensure that I get the flash exactly when I need it? And if so, any recs for a good flash? Again, just want something to fill the shadows and/or to give extra light in a mixed light situation.

Thanks!!!!

Just a hunch but I suspect that you need to be in one of the PSAM modes and manually pop the flash.
 

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-Set the camera to Manual, meter the scene, set appropriate shutter spd & apeture, manually raise the flash, and it should fire.

As an aside, the built-in flash is not ideal for fill-flash, since it is not terribly powerful, and is pointed right at the subject (often you want fill light to come in at an off-angle).

I would suggest looking for a used SB-600, which in slave mode can be used off-camera in conjunction with the built-in flash.
 

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I agree I am not excly sure why you ould want to use the pop-up but in the case that you do se your camera to anything but the "Green" mode try "P" if you want o still use program and there is a little button on the side of the flash that you push and it should pop up. That all being said I do think that it ould be a goo idea for you to find an SB-800 or a 600 and use that for your fill flash.
 

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set the camera's flash to manual and bracket the exposures from 1/128th until you hit what you need. i think otherwise it will always overpower. the d70s flash meter wasn't great.
 
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Thanks guys. I'm going to get an SB-800 so I can fill in those nasty shadows! :lol:
 
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So I took (part of) all of your great ideas and put my camera on A-priority, and popped the flash. It was a super sunny day, so I wanted the flash to fill in the dark circles under people's eyes. And since it was so bright, I couldn't see my itty-bitty LCD well to see how successful I was.

Big mistake.

When I got home, all the photos that I shot in that mode came out DARK!!! I thought the flash would help, and it only made it worse. Now I know that I should have metered, but I thought leaving it on A-priority was exposing it properly, with the flash working as the fill. How come they came out so underexposed? Sigh. Thanks for all your help in advance!!!
 

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Is your Exposure Compensation off of the zero mark? That's the only thing I can think of.

Oh and is your flash on TTL?
 

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