Flash Info for On-Camera Units
When a unit that supports unified flash control (the SB-5000, SB‑500, SB-400, or SB-300) is mounted on the camera accessory shoe, flash info can be viewed in the camera display. To view flash info during viewfinder photography, press the R button to activate the information display (The Information Display) and then press the R button again.
Flash Control Mode Displays
Flash-ready indicator ( Using an On-Camera Flash )
Bounce icon (displayed if flash head is tilted up, left, or right)
Zoom head position warning (displayed if zoom head is not in correct position)
Flash control mode ( Flash Control Mode )
FP indicator ( e1: Flash Sync Speed )
TTL flash compensation ( Flash Control Mode )
FV lock indicator ( FV Lock )
Auto External Flash
The flash information display shows select camera settings, including exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity.
Flash settings can be changed by pressing the i button in the flash info display. The options available vary with the flash unit and the settings selected. You can also test-fire the flash.