To choose the flash mode, hold the c button and rotate the main command dial.

  • The options available vary with the shooting mode.

    Option

    Description

    Available in

    I

    [Fill flash] (front-curtain sync)

    This mode is recommended in most situations. In modes P and A, shutter speed will automatically be set to values between 1/200 s (or 1/8000 s with auto FP high-speed sync) and 1/60 s.

    P, S, A, M

    J

    [Red-eye reduction]

    Use for portraits. The flash fires before the photograph is taken, reducing “red-eye”.

    • A flash unit with red-eye reduction is required.

    • The desired results may not be achieved if the subject or camera moves before the shutter is released (this setting is not recommended with moving subjects or in other situations requiring a quick shutter response).

    P, S, A, M

    L

    [Slow sync]

    As for “fill flash”, except that shutter speed slows automatically to capture background lighting at night or under low light.

    • Note that photos may be prone to blurring due to camera shake at slow shutter speeds.

    • Use of a tripod is recommended.

    P, A

    K

    [Slow sync + red-eye] (red-eye reduction with slow sync)

    Use to include background lighting in portraits. Red-eye reduction is combined with slow shutter speeds to capture background lighting at night or under low light.

    • Note that photos may be prone to blurring due to camera shake at slow shutter speeds.

    • Use of a tripod is recommended.

    P, A

    M

    [Rear-curtain sync]

    The flash fires just before the shutter closes, creating the effect of a stream of light behind moving light sources.

    • Selecting mode P or A after choosing this option sets the flash mode to slow sync.

    • Note that photos may be prone to blurring due to camera shake at slow shutter speeds.

    • Use of a tripod is recommended.

    P, S, A, M

    s

    [Flash off]

    The flash does not fire.

    P, S, A, M

Studio Strobe Lighting

Rear-curtain sync may not correctly synchronize with studio flash systems.