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Nikon D50 : how do I ensure the flash will fire on day shots?

\015 I swear this problem has plagued the newbie photographer in me since the day I bought my D50. I even bought the users guide and cannot seem to find an answer. \015\012\015\012I want to be able to select "flash on" when taking pictures during the day. This is especially required when I have a photo of people standing in front of a bright backdrop. The faces are dark unless I have at least a fill in flash. \015\012\015\012When I use the automatic setting, I cannot seem to do this. I know I can push the "flash" button on the front of the body, and then scroll through the flash options with the thumb wheel, but none of them seem to get me a fill in flash that is always on when I need it. \015\012\015\012It does not matter which lens I am using. \015\012\015\012Any suggestions?\015

Answers :

Auto mode only allows for "Auto Flash", "Auto Flash with red eye" or "Forced Flash Off". Forced, flash "ON" does not exist in Auto.

Put it into "P" for programmable mode. Then press the flash button on the left-face. The flash will pop-up. While holding the button, turn the selector dial to select what you want the flash to do - the little flash icons will display on the top panel as you do this.

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