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Why does D200 have two flash buttons?

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by Guest-002, May 28, 2007.

  1. Guest-002

    Guest-002 Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    Worcester, MA
    I realize it's not a critical issue and I've had 18 months to get used to it, but I still sometimes press the wrong flash button on my D200 when trying to do FEC. The D70, my previous DSLR, had a single button that popped up the flash and then was used for FEC. The D200 has two buttons, one for popping up the flash and the second for FEC. Is there some benefit to the D200's two button scheme that I'm missing?
  2. One just pops up the flash the other is for Flash Exposure Compensation.
  3. Guest-002

    Guest-002 Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    Worcester, MA
    I understand that, but why not have only a single button that does both as on the D70? Seems to me that two buttons adds cost and complexity, unless I'm missing something.
  4. travelerx


    May 19, 2006
    If you happen to use a hot-shoe mounted flash and you want to control the flash compensation or synch mode from the camera body, it is nice that the internal flash doesn't pop up.
  5. plim

    plim Guest

    on my D70s with my SB600 mounted, when i do FEC, the internal flash does not attempt to pop-up.
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