With my Nikon D3400, I’d like to disable the flash while choosing any of the modes on the Mode dial. The only things I have discovered that are possible are:
- On the Mode dial, the flash can be permanently disabled by selecting the Flash Mode. But this is only for this mode – it doesn’t apply to any others on the dial.
- If I select (for example) Portrait mode, I can press the ‘i’ button and within that menu turn off the flash. But this setting only holds for that photograph at that time. If I then turn off the camera and then turn it back on, the setting is lost (i.e., the flash mode reverts to Auto).
Ugggh !! I guess I’m, asking for too much. I’m frankly surprised that this camera apparently has no capability to, at the operator’s discretion, disable the flash for any mode. And unfortunately, I have seen nothing in the User’s Manual (136pp) that addresses this, and have found nothing online.