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Nikon D5100

Discussion in 'Photography & Camera Basics Forum' started by Raja, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Raja

    Raja New Member

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    Hello All,

    Hope you're all well?

    I have Nikon d5100 and brought a external flash YNGNUO YN560 IV YN-560IV

    To take better photos

    The problem I am have I can't get the flash to talk to Camera. I believe the d5100 does not support

    Is there anyone can help or advice?

    Tia
     
  2. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. You are correct in one matter. The YN-560I will not control the Nikon, and does not "talk to it". The YN-560IV is a manual flash which has a single pin on the hot shoe that only receives a signal from the camera that it's time to flash. After setting it up manually, it can now control other flashes on the same channel.
     
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  3. Raja

    Raja New Member

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    Thanks, Roger S, I am beginner still learning, I have trouble setting up the external flash to take the photos clearly

    on the camera, it's prompt to use the pop flash. when the meter is on darker side

    Can you advise on what setting i should use for external flash indoor photos
     
  4. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer Always on Premium Member

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    If you put the flashes in slave mode then you can fire both off camera with your pop up flash set to its lowest power.
    Manual flash is the way to start as with only a centre pin on the flashes, ittl isn't an option.
    commander mode will not work either

    just set the flashes to quarter power and start from there.
    it's very confusing to start with so go on YouTube and search for viewing flash with pop up flash. Loads of stuff on there.
     
  5. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Your 5100 is not that far off from the 5000 I have. I put a non Nikon manual flash on it (hot shoe), and set the camera to S - Shutter priority, at 1/200 which is the highest sync speed that these cameras can deal with on manual flashes. From there, just set your Yongnuo to 1/8 power and try a test shot. If the image is too dark, bump the flash up to 1/4 power and try again.

    After your first few practice sessions, you can experiment with lowering the shutter speed or using your +/- button on the top of the camera to adjust the exposure compensation which adjusts your aperture while still maintaining whichever shutter speed you have selected.

    I have extensive practice with manual flash, so most of the initial settings come naturally according to my eye. I remember the heck I went through as a beginner, though trying to not waste film back in those film days.
     

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