Flash exposure compensation – Nikon D80 User Manual

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Reference: P, S, A, and M Modes / Exposure

Using Flash Exposure Compensation with Optional Speedlights

Flash exposure compensation is also available with an optional SB-800 or SB-600 Speedlights.

10 — EV Step ( 89)

Use this option to set the increments for fl ash compensation to ½ EV.

Flash Exposure Compensation

Controls used:

button + sub command dial

Flash exposure compensation is used to alter fl ash output from the level suggested by the
camera, changing the brightness of the main subject relative to the background. Flash out-
put can be increased to make the main subject appear brighter, or reduced to prevent un-
wanted highlights or refl ections.

Press the (

) button and rotate the sub-command dial until the

desired value is displayed in the control panel. Flash compensation
can be set to values between – 3 EV (darker) and + 1 EV (brighter) in
increments of / EV. In general, choose positive values to make the
subject brighter, negative values to make it darker.

At values other than ± 0, a

icon will be displayed after you re-

lease the (

) button. The current value for fl ash compensation

will be displayed in the viewfi nder when the button is pressed.

+0.7 EV

−0.3 EV

Normal fl ash output can be restored by setting fl ash compensation to ± 0.0. Flash exposure
compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off .