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When using a dedicated flash with D30 I came across a problem of major exposure inconsistencies. Whether its fill-in plash out door or indoors flash, you can not trust the camera & the flash to give you the same exposure in similar situations. More than not you get bleached out fair skinned faces and white clothes. Sometimes I had to tell the flash to output -2 stops in order to avoid overexposure and risking getting underexposed images. I'm working with a Canon dedicated Sigma EF500 Super and also tried it with the Canon 550Ex and the results were similar. Any suggestions?
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I'm using the Sigma with my D30 and I don't have any exposure trouble... I don't know about the 550ex but for the best results with the Sigma you need to use the central focus point. Then try in P mode first, you should get a good exposure (not -2 stops)!
Hope it helps!
Thanks, Raphael. What mode of light metering do you use when shooting outside with fill-in flash, Evaluative or Center-weighted? (When the objects are people with backlit background)
I'm using Evaluative Metering. If you want to shot someone not center with backlight background you can use the EA/AF lock first...
I will try to do some test shots this week-end if you want with different metering, if the weather is nice!
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