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Poll: CLS Exposure iTTL or M

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by jklofft, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. I'm curious what people are currently using for flash exposure on CLS. Thanks for playing.
  2. Muonic


    Jun 14, 2006
    Both. If the subject is stationary, such as a formal portrait in a studio setting, then I use manual. But if the subject is moving around, and the ambient lighting is changing (like at a party), then I use iTTL.
  3. Dittos on David's post. When I shoot a wedding, I'll use manual settings for the formals, and TTL for the reception.
  4. Do you find TTL is consistent enough?
  5. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    If I am using CLS, I use TTL on the flash and manual exposure in the camera.
  6. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Its manual unless its a snap shot and I don't care.

    Manual on the flash and camera.
  7. I use both, depending

    upon what I am doing. If doing portraits, M is my preference.
  8. Both, depending on situation. Just like I change exposure modes depending on the situation.

  9. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Since I se my flashes with Pocket Wizards it's all manual for me, I can't seem to use my SB-600 in automatic mode anyway :tongue:
  10. Since I use CLS only for macro and table top (product) shots, I exclusively shoot in Manual mode.

  11. itsmike


    Mar 2, 2008
    Greenlawn NY
    I got to admit, TTL has never failed me..
  12. Raymond Lowe

    Raymond Lowe Guest

    How about a speedlight bouncing off an umberella? Logically it should be no different it seems (the camera cares about the light coming through the lens, not what it bounced off of) yet when I try it I always seem to end up under exposed.

    And it's not a lack of power because switching to manual I have plenty.

    I don't care that much either way it's just that it seems illogical and that's irritating.

  13. Raymond,

    I've found on each of my Nikon DSLRs I've needed to add some +EC to any CLS shot where there wasn't enough light for ambient exposure. Once I found the amount that I liked, iTTL CLS was pretty consistent. For example on my D700 I've been adding +1EC.
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