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Nikon d5100 Question (piog)

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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I just got a d5100. The light that comes on when the shutter button is pressed is VERY bright. I cannot take a single photo of my daughter with her eyes open because of this. Is there a way to turn it off? I've flipped through the dial of pre-set settings but they all have that insanely bright light. Help!

by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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asnerakmommyto2
by New Member on Jan. 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Why don't you shoot in manual or get a diffuser? You can't really control the pop up much, or you can invest in a speedlight so that you can control the output. If you don't have a diffuser, coffee filters place over the flash help or a thin white cloth..

VioletPlacebo
by New Member on Jan. 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Ah, well.. because I didn't really know what any of that was LOL   I am just now taking the huge step from a point and shoot to a DSLR.  And it's not the pop up flash that was the problem but the little light that comes on before the flash, whatever that is called. Pre-flash? I dunno.

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