Nikon D300 User Manual (en)

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Check exposure (shutter speed and aperture).
Press the shutter-release button halfway and check shutter 
speed and aperture. The settings available when the built-in 
flash is raised are listed below.
At default settings, the effects of the flash can be previewed 
by pressing the depth-of-field preview button to emit a 
modeling preflash (pg. 297).
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Take the picture.
Compose the photograph, focus, and shoot. If the flash-ready 
indicator (
M) blinks for about three seconds after the 
photograph is taken, the flash has fired at full output and the 
photograph may be underexposed. Check the results in the 
monitor. If the photograph is underexposed, adjust settings 
and try again.
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See Also
See page 289 for information on [1/320 s (Auto FP)].
Mode
Shutter speed
Aperture
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e
Set automatically by camera
(
1
/
250
s–
1
/
60
s)
1, 2
Set automatically 
by camera
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f
Value selected by user
(
1
/
250
s–30 s)
2
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g
Set automatically by camera
(
1
/
250
s–
1
/
60
s)
1, 2
Value selected
by user
3
107
h
Value selected by user
(
1
/
250
s–30 s)
2
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1 Shutter speed may be set as slow as 30s in slow sync, slow rear-curtain 
sync, and slow sync with red-eye reduction flash modes.
2 Speeds as fast as 
1
/
8,000
s are available with optional SB-900, SB-800, 
and SB-600 flash units when [1/320 s (Auto FP)] or [1/250 s (Auto FP)] is 
selected for Custom Setting e1 ([Flash sync speed], pg. 288).
3 Flash range varies with aperture and ISO sensitivity. Consult table of 
flash ranges (pg. 408) when setting aperture in 
g and h modes.