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d5200 Flash Options

d5200 flash speedlight sb700 options menu overexposure ttl

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Diesel Dave

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Hi Folks,

I'm trying to use my new SB700 speedlight off-camera. I won't be buying a radio trigger, so I have to use my on-camera flash as a trigger. 1/200 is the fastest shutter speed available when using on-camera flash. The on-camera flash is overpowering the subject, that is i'm getting sever over-exposure.

 

Looking at tutorials, I see instructors going to Menu Option e1 "Flash control for built in flash". A number of options are available, including using on-camera flash in trigger only mode (is this the same as "command mode"). In this mode, the on-camera flash emits only enough light to trigger the remote flash, but not enough to have much effect on the exposure. However, when I go to the same sub-menu (e1: Flash control for built-in flash). I have only two options: TTL or Manual. No matter which setting I use, on-camera flash is washing out my subject.

 

In short, how can I shoot with my d5200 using the sb700 remotely without triggering on-camera flash? Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Best, Diesel Dave 


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I've never used this but it is, apparently, Nikon's solution to your problem.

 

Nikon SG-3IR Panel

 

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You can use the SB-700 in manual with the SU-4 mode to trigger it, but the D5200 doesn't support using the pop-up flash as master for CLS. If the distance you need isn't too great, wired off-camera flash works well, and a SC-29 cable or a copy isn't *that* expensive. If you stumble upon a used SU-800, it will work with CLS, just like if you had a D7x00 upwards body. There are apparently TTL radio triggers on ebay that work well and don't break the bank, but I haven't used any of them as I tend to use either IR-triggered CLS or a radio link for my manual studio strobes.







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