Use with the built-in camera flash on most dSLR models.
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Follow these settings:
- Metering Method: Spot Meter is a must for Nikons.
- Any method works with other brands.
- Camera Exposure Mode (not flash exposure): Manual (M).
- ISO: 800 or higher. Experiment.
- Widest lens aperture – f/2.8, f/3.5 or f/4.0 depending on the lens.
- Shutter speed: 1/200 or higher. Experiment.
- Flash Exposure Compensation: +1 or +2. Experiment.
- Flash “on” (front curtain sync) – not red-eye reduction, slow sync, etc.
- Pop-up flash metering mode: TTL.
Note: The Nikon D40 has a different means of accessing the controls than other Nikons, so the Nikon video tutorial will not be of help to you. If you need detailed instructions on setting up your D40, check out our D40-specific page.
Check that the built-in flash has been enabled, located in some models’ menu, under the setting Flash control.
Depending on the model, Flash control is under one of the wrench or camera icons in the Menu.
Select Flash control. Here, enable Flash firing. Next, select Built-in flash func. setting. Now you also can select +1 or +2 Flash compensation and E-TTL.