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Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon Creative ... > Main Features and Functions

Main Features and Functions

Nikon has designed its Creative Lighting System with features and functions that anyone can take advantage of, whether you’re new to photography or a seasoned professional. Once you understand the different components of the Nikon CLS and how the features can work for you, you unlock a whole new world of creative opportunities.

The main features and functions of the Nikon Creative Lighting System are as follows:

i-TTL/i-TTL BL. This is the most advanced Nikon flash metering system. It uses pre-flashes fired from the speedlight to determine the proper flash exposure. The pre-flashes are read by a 1005-pixel RGB metering sensor. The information is then combined with the information from matrix metering, which is a reading of how much available light is falling on the subject. The speedlight uses this information to decide how much flash exposure is needed (i-TTL) or to balance the flash output and ambient light for a more natural-looking image (i-TTL BL). All CLS-compatible cameras can use this function when attached to any of the CLS speedlights. The built-in flash also uses i-TTL technology.


  

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