Problem with using built-in flash while in Aperture Priority Mode.

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  1. Tonytee

    Tonytee Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Lately I have been using Aperture Priority Mode more and Manual Exposure Mode less. I find the images turn out much nicer. However in low light condition and using the built in flash in my Canon EOS 80D, while in Aperture Priority Mode, the images turn out way overexposed. I closed the lens setting down but the images still appear overexposed. Thanks for any helpful hints and suggestions.

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    No problem, I found the answer. Thnx anyway. :) Tony
     
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    So what was the answer?

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    The problem was my forgetting that I had EV compensation set to 4 stops higher. When I brought EV Compensation down to zero, the images came out very well in Aperture Priority Mode while using the built-in flash. The file posted here was resized, otherwise it is straight out of camera. Thanks for viewing. :) Tony
     
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    Glad to see you figured out the issue Tony. :)
     
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    Well, I resorted to researching the Internet and discovered that it is very common for DSLRs to not be able to work well in AP mode while attempting to use the built-in flash. I was reading what proved to be some really old technology. In fact my older Pentax gear will not function properly in AP mode while trying to use the built-in flash. Meaning it just seems to compound the problem when stopping down the lens, it just creates a slower shutter speed, not being able to calculate what the flash will do. Thanks again, johnsey.

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    Not a problem. If I followed right, the compensation was dialed in at +4, so the camera was doing a good job of selecting the shutter based on your aperture to keep the image over exposed 4 stops with the flash. I wouldn't call that the camera not performing well with built in flash, the compensation would never allow a good shot to happen.
     
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    Yup, you got it, youngster. :) Thnx again. TT
     

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