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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Nikon® Coolpix® P7800 by David D. Busch

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Chapter 5Using the Flash

Your Coolpix P7800 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 Coolpix P7800’s accessory shoe or used off-camera and linked with a cable or triggered by a slave light (which sets off a flash when it senses the firing of another unit), or operated wirelessly when triggered by pulses from the built-in flash. Consider using electronic flash:

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 effects. Unless you’re ...

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