Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Memory Upgrades for 2019 Mac Pro - Save Up to 65% vs Factory Costs
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$140 $50
SAVE $90

$200 $170
SAVE $30

$649 $269
SAVE $380

$300 $160
SAVE $140

$120 $40
SAVE $80

$1499 $1298
SAVE $201

$610 $444
SAVE $165

$1099 $929
SAVE $170

$572 $522
SAVE $50

$2799 $2499
SAVE $300

$1499 $1349
SAVE $150

$1198 $798
SAVE $400

$2199 $1979
SAVE $220

Flash exposure compensation with the SB-400

I noticed Nikon’s diminutive and relatively inexpensive SB-400 flash and it looked great—I’ve wanted something that size for a while. I have three of the monster SB-800 units (519g with batteries) which I hate carrying; they're big and heavy and klunky to carry around. So they sit in a drawer.

I ordered the SB-400 and it arrived today. But there is one show-stopper problem: I cannot figure out how to dial in flash exposure compensation, specifically -1 2/3 stops for fill flash, as any consumer-grade DSLR with a popup flash can do. That’s all I want to do with the SB-400, I don’t want to use it as a trigger or blast someone blind with it.

I’ve read the inscrutable D3x manual, the SB-400 manual and not a peep on this very basic function. I did find the CV function for locking flash output, but that’s of little use in varying situations. On the SB-800, one dials in compensation on the flash itself. Is this another brain-dead Nikon thing, like whacking the mirror up and down in Live View mode?

If there is a way to use flash exposure compensation with the D3x, I’d appreciate hearing how—thank you. Otherwise the cute little SB-400 is going back to toyland where it belongs.
View all handpicked deals...

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (2nd Generation)
$200 $170
SAVE $30

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.