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Member Since 13 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 15 2015 05:39 PM

#28163 Ambient light control question

Posted by Spodeworld on 30 October 2014 - 08:39 AM

Thanks yauman.  The situation I was most thinking about is when you are pointing the flash at the subject (I know how bad that can be)....for example, if you are outside and want some fill flash.  Based on what you said, lowering the EC will affect the ambient exposure as well as the light from the flash on the subject.  So, the background would go darker as would the subject.


So, under that situation, if you wanted to darken the environment but keep the subject properly exposed with the flash (assuming proper exposure was achieved on the subject with the flash prior to dialing in EC), you would lower the EC and up the FEC.  Just lowering the EC would darken everything if I understand you correctly.  I know manual is the better way to go, but I am just trying to understand the camera's behavior.


If I misinterpreted this, please let me know.


Thanks so much for all the effort you put in to your explanations.

#11657 AF-S Nikkor 58mm F1.4G Review

Posted by Spodeworld on 18 December 2013 - 12:10 PM

I'd love a 58mm for the field of view on my cameras (DX) as they are almost perfect for portraits. But at this price....fugedaboudit!

#4220 AF Settings for D7000

Posted by Spodeworld on 16 October 2013 - 11:33 AM

There is a lot of great advice here, but I am wondering if the OP is asking how to chose between Dynamic area vs. 3-D Tracking in certain situations.  I've struggled with that myself.  For birds, running kids, sports, that is, situations where motion is fast and erratic...does Dynamic Area or 3-D Tracking seem to work better?  I find that 3-D Tracking is a bit unwieldy and unpredictable in its behavior.


For slower moving things like parades, DA or 3-D?  I personally go with Dynamic Area myself under those conditions.