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Custom Setting Menu: Bracketing/flash
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How to Get Here
Press MENU, go to the left and select up and down to the pencil icon. You'll then see CUSTOM SETTING MENU on the color LCD. Click down to e BRACKETING/FLASH and click to the right.
What it Does
It sets what the built-in flash does and sets up exposure bracketing.
Bracketing is unrelated to flash; Nikon threw these in together for no particular reason.
What I Change
I leave these alone.
e1 Flash cntrl for built-in flash top
This sets what the built-in flash does.
The built-in flash cannot control other wireless flashes. You need the D90 or better for that.
By default it works like a TTL flash. That's good; it works great.
You set the flash brightness manually. I use this mode if I'm shooting my studio strobes and using the built-in flash to trigger my power pack.
e2 Auto bracketing set top
This controls what changes when you set bracketing.
This changes the exposure from bracketed frame to bracketed frame.
This changes the white balance from bracketed frame to bracketed frame.
This setting is a great one: you take one picture, and the D5000 records three with settings slightly different from the main one.
It's three-for-one, for free!
This turns Automatic Dynamic Range (ADR) on and off from frame to frame. One frame has it on, and the next picture has it on.
On off On off On off. It would drive me crazy.
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