Today I pulled out the D90 and fitted up the SB-800 flash as I wanted to take some shots of some gear I have. Annoyingly, each shot I took was coming out way too dark. I pride my self on being able to find quick solutions to photographic problems, but this wasn't the case this time.
Firstly I checked the CLS setting as I had been playing around with it a while back. Nope, all OK. Did some additional reading on CLS to see if I'd forgotten anything, but alas it was just fine. Checked all the SB-800 menus - all correct. Replaced the flash batteries - Still the same problem. Checked the flash compensation on the flash - No, set at +1/3 EV, which weirded me out as it was 2-3 stops too dark.
Frustrated, I put the camera down for 10 minutes, and after I came back I noticed the +/- flash exposure compensation on the camera. I gave it a push and '-3' came up. So I changed it back to '0' and viola! Correct exposure! Hallelujah!!
Even for a serious amateur, sometimes there are so many menus in a modern DSLR, finding the correct answer to the problem takes time.
|Leica 90mm f4 collapsible Elmar M on Sony NEX 5n|
This is the Leica 90mm f4 collapsible Elmar M mounted on the NEX 5n with an adapter, and interestingly, the lens can almost completely collapse into the camera, save about 5mm.