Nikon D300 User Manual (en)

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Flash Modes
The D300 supports the following flash modes:
Flash mode
Description
Front-curtain 
sync
This mode is recommended for most situations. In 
programmed auto and aperture-priority auto modes, 
shutter speed will automatically be set to values 
between 
1
/
250
 and 
1
/
60
s (
1
/
8,000
 to 
1
/
60
s when an 
optional flash unit is used with Auto FP High-Speed 
Sync) (pg. 357).
Red-eye 
reduction
Red-eye reduction lamp lights for approximately one 
second before main flash. Pupils in subject’s eyes to 
contract, reducing “red-eye” effect sometimes caused 
by flash. Owing to one-second shutter-release delay, 
this mode is not recommended with moving subjects 
or in other situations in which quick shutter response 
is required. Avoid moving camera while red-eye 
reduction lamp is lit.
Red-eye 
reduction with 
slow sync
Combines red-eye reduction with slow sync. Use for 
portraits taken against a backdrop of night scenery. 
Available only in programmed auto and aperture-
priority auto exposure modes. Use of a tripod is 
recommended to prevent blurring caused by camera 
shake.
Slow sync
Flash is combined with shutter speeds as slow as 30 s 
to capture both subject and background at night or 
under dim light. This mode is only available in 
programmed auto and aperture-priority auto 
exposure modes. Use of tripod is recommended to 
prevent blurring caused by camera shake.