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  Reply # 1083779 7-Jul-2014 23:03
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Yep, under the menu I can up and down compensation using TTL, AA flash modes or I can change the manual power yep.  1/128 power to 1 full power. 

With the previous set of images. 

The first set of those 6 pictures these are my settings.  On the D600 I need to set up commander mode inorder to trigger my big flash wireless.  Note that the pop up flash settings greys out when I set it to - -

image1

Do the first set of images look correctly exposed to you?  I have no idea.  As you can see pop up flash is set to - - and group A which is my big flash on the brolly is TTL 0.0.


Those 4 other images which looked very dark are the following settings.  I am assuming the pop up flash set to TTL -3.0 darkens the rest even when the group A is set to TTL 0.0.

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  Reply # 1083789 7-Jul-2014 23:12
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I never actually use wireless TTL and ratios like you are, and when I do I use two big flashes, not the pop up. I have used it and it works fine in tests.


Where in the country are you?


Wellington.
Are you using a big flash on the hoteshoe as the commander?  I only have one big flash so I use the D600's menu to set commander. 

Yes, rear curtain disabled.  Yes, the flash beeps after each time and the red color ready light is on. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1083790 7-Jul-2014 23:13
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on the first set the first and last one is exposed ok.

the trick with flash is you don't want to see shadows in the picture (unless it's on purpose for a very creative shot usually a portrait close up).

timmay suggested you point the flash in a different direction



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  Reply # 1083792 7-Jul-2014 23:17
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joker97:
timmay suggested you point the flash in a different direction


That's the first set image #5 (bounced wireless to the wall/ceiling).  #6 ia hotshoe direct.  #1 is brolly ISO 400, #2 brolly ISO 800, #3 brolly ISO 1600, #4 is brolly ISO 3200.  All of the first set is when the pop up flash was set to - -

All the 2nd set of dark images was when they pop up flash was set to TTL -3.0 with the group A set to TTL 0.0.

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  Reply # 1083798 7-Jul-2014 23:23
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whatever works man, don't try too many iso. 400 or 800. i'd go 400. as i said i don't have a d800 so i cannot comment on what group does to your exposure. looks like you've figured it out.

another tip - if you bounce off ceiling look out for nasty shadow under hair fringe, eyes, nose, chin, ....

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  Reply # 1083837 8-Jul-2014 07:33
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What part of Wellington? I can probably help you in person. We can compare how my gear works with yours.




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  Reply # 1083848 8-Jul-2014 08:31
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Churton Park.  We could meet somewhere ... :)

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  Reply # 1083852 8-Jul-2014 08:38
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I live one suburb away, Johnsonville. I'm between contracts at the moment so I'm reasonably available, but studying for something. Daytime or weekend, all we need is somewhere warm and dry.




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