Flash exposure compensation – Nikon D80 User Manual
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
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.
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 .