A&P Why do images from my pop-up flash look crappier than P+s w/ flash images?

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  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    any tips?
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    example?

    cuz IIRC, we have the same camera. My flash works fine...
     
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    eof New Member

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    I just picked up a SB-600 and I don't regret it at all....flash pictures are 1000x better with a real flash. I can't believe how much better it is....
     
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    by an external flash and bounce it :o
     
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  6. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    sometimes i dont want to bring a external flash (since it's so bulky). And I don't own a p+S.
     
  7. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    the colors look more washed out when compared to p+s.
     
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    Beeno New Member

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    Move back more? Turn down the power on the flash? Underexpose the pic?
     
  9. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Do yours not look like this? Just took it 5 seconds ago, with my popup flash. NO editing except file size:

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    exif:

    Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D80
    Image Date: 2007:06:26 04:27:14
    Flash Used: Yes (Manual, return light detected)
    Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60)
    Aperture: f/1.8
    ISO equiv: 100
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Spot
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
     
  10. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    If it's really that bad just try diffusing it with something unless you're shooting in the dark.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    stratfordshire terrier? I'm terrible at identifying dogs.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    American Bulldog. Pretty close though! I give credit for anything other than 'pibull' or 'baby eater'....
     
  13. J R B

    J R B The pink pills are for your sanity, we are buried

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    Check your white balance. My D40 has a WB setting for Flash, that works very nicely.
    Also, tone down the exposure a few stops.
     
  14. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    If you're shooting raw you will be ok leaving it on auto and correcting it by setting your white point in ACR.

    The D80 also has the ability to tone down the flash with an exposure meter, but if you look at the two flashed shots I posted, the ttl settings work fine for me...
     
  15. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    sweet... could you tell me what you are diffusing with?
     
  16. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I'm not.

    That picture was took with a direct, on camera flash, set to ttl. with 0.0 flash exposure control.

    I do have a sb600 that I mainly use off camera, and sometimes use to bounce the ceiling, but I didn't do it for either of these shots.
     
  17. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    :eek4:

    that looks really good... i thought the shots had diffused light. :eek3:
     

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