Chapter 5

Using the Flash

Your D7200 has a flip-up electronic flash unit built in, but you can also use an external flash (or, “strobe” or “Speedlight”), either mounted on the D7200’s accessory shoe or used off-camera and linked with a cable or triggered wirelessly by a master flash (which sets off a flash when it senses the firing of another unit). Consider using electronic flash:

image When you need extra light. Flash provides extra illumination in dark environments where existing light isn’t enough for a good exposure, or is too uneven to allow a good exposure even with the camera mounted on a tripod.

When you don’t need a precise preview of lighting ...

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