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Over exposure In TTL mode picture are overexposed

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I have the same problem. I've found using the diffuser or bouncing the flash helps.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013

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    Steve Shaffer Jan 27, 2013

    IN reseraching this I came across this very good discussion on issues with NIkon DLSR settings http://www.flickr.com/groups/nikondigita...

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Hi, I have a Canon Speedlite 430EX II. I use it with Canon Rebel T1i. I don't really know a lot about using an external flash, I'm just an amateur I must say. I just always have it on automatic mode and...


Okay big breath, The Rebel T1i controls the flash (one reason you turn the flash on and off that's it) so you may have simply switched metering modes, with flash you should be on Evaluative mode.

Another thing is the camera may have been programed for TTL in the Menu E-TTL is the "normal" but if it's changed then the changes stays until you change it back.

I think it's the metering mode but if not you need to go into the camera Menu, Flash Control, External Flash, Flash Mode then select E-TTL. I found this all in a PDF manual of the Rebel T1i pages 139 through 141.

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Shooting with a Nikon zoom such as 18-200 with a Nikon SB800 flash on a Nikon D300 body. I make an exposure of a person and the result is exceptable and then I zoom to the whole group of five people and it...


Depends on the zoom length. If you check exposure at zoom 18 mm then zoom to (lets say) 100 for the final picture the flash will zoom concentrating the flash power as well; the flash gets stronger. This is all explained in the SB-800 manual. On a zoom such as the 18-200 the more you zoom the smaller the f/stop. You are better off with a zoom that maintains its f/stop through the entire zoom range. That way when you check exposure at 18 mm lets say f/2.8 then zoom in it will maintain the same f/stop. Myself I am not a big fan of zooms especially ones when zoomed change to a smaller f/stop.

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Check the exposure compensation setting:
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Since I never use a TTL flash with my Bronica's, I'll give you my suggestion for a great solution. Using your TTL Metz flash, (make sure you've connected the TTL cord for Bronica ETRsi) take 8 shots at different apertures on A (Automatic), then take 8 shots at different apertures on M (Manual). I realize this will waste one 120 roll of film, but one negative will stand out as your perfect exposure. Yes, whenever you reduce the ISO in half, your basically overexposing the film by one f/stop. Just remember that this overexposes everything your shooting from foreground to background. With flash, this may cause your highlights to wash out, but any good lab could print for the highlights and make the background go darker. I used to shoot Vericolor at ISO 125 instead of it's rated ISO of 160. 
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You are massively overexposing the picture. Manual mode means you have to set the exposure manually. You need to adjust the settings so that the light meter reads somewhere around the zero mark.

M mode is most useful for flash photography where you want a certain level of ambient illumination in the picture as well.

If you want some control over the camera but don't want to worry about exposure too much, use A and S modes. The manual will explain all of these modes.

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Inconsistent exposure. even if i change my settings. but this is only sometimes. i can shoot twenty shots and they may all be perfect. but then for no apparent reason the exposure is either over or under...


There are dozens of causes of inconsistent exposure with automatic flash systems. More common ones are inadequate recycling time (shooting before the ready light comes on), weak batteries that lengthen the recycling time or an intermittent anomaly in the internal circuitry of the unit which can only be traced by a qualified technician.

If the unit is used in auto mode (not TTL) dirt or ones hand can block the photo-electric sensor on the unit and affect exposure accuracy.

One other cause of inaccurate exposure is something called “subject failure”. This can occur in a large room like a church, ballroom, gym or a large rotunda. What happens is the automatic system in the flash or the TTL system in the camera reads the entire room and not a smaller subject in the image. Think of a bride and groom dancing in a large hall, the system would read all the space and possible darkness surrounding the subject and overexpose the subject. This often happens with automatic flash equipment that was originally designed for film cameras. On DSLRs, the sensor in the camera may react differently in terms of the area that it is reading. Some of the newer flash units are more compatible with digital equipment.

If you are missing only 1 shot out of 20- that’s not too bad considering all the variables.

I hope this helps!

PS- If there are problems in the circuitry, unless you are an experienced technician with high voltage devices, it is not advisable to try and service the unit at home. Many flash units harbor lethal voltages that can cause burns, nerve damage, serious electrical shock or even death. Theses voltages can remain in the unit even after it is turned off.

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With Macro flash unit attached, and using the closest subject distance, images are extremely over-exposed.


The camera fails to control the flash output automatically due to the high intensity of Macro ring flash, causing the image to be over-exposed. Please set the camera as below to prevent a undesired result. Camera and Flash Settings - Set the sensitivity to ISO 100 using the function dial of the camera. - Set the flash metering of the camera to Pre-Flash TTL from the recording-mode menu. MACRO RING FLASH 1200 - Set the camera exposure mode to A or M mode. - Set the aperture to f/6.7. - Attach a ND filter x4 (0.6D) to the camera lens. MACRO TWIN FLASH 2400 - Attach a diffuser to the flash tube units. In case the flash tube and the subject is too close, eg. Not using the arms, set the camera exposure mode to A or M mode and the aperture to f/6.7. A subject at minimum distance may still be overexposed. Use exposure compensation to obtain the best result.

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