Hello I have recently migrated from shootings weddings with an E1 system( and film backup) to a pair of D70's. I have a month or so before my next wedding so will be getting to know my new gear but am interested in your views on using the D70/SB800 combo for fill flash outdoors. I shoot my weddings usually in Shutter priority indoors and Apeture priority outdoors. Maybe I am really stupid but I cannot seem to see a fill flash mode on the camera (I had this on my E1) There is the balanced fill mode on the SB800 but this presumably requires me to set the camera to a normal flash mode such as fron synch and dial in whatever compensation I choose (used to be -1.5 stops ish on my E1), I do have a couple of queries though. - If the camera is set to a normal flash mode I am assuming it is trying to arrive at an acceptable exposure by way of combining Shutter/Ap and flash? E.G THE FLASH ALTERS THE EXPOSURE I don't want this. I want fill flash to leave the cameras settings as they would be if the camera was not attached to a flash and then use the flash to fill in the shadows only. From what I have read so far I get the impression that this will be tricky. I am thinking of going with manual flash until I'm totally compfortable. Hopefully I am mis- reading the manual. To be clear I am talking about outdoor fill flash only here not normal flash use indoors for which I will use iTTL. I have plenty of time to get familiar with the equipment but am looking for a head start! Also lastly what metering pattern are most of you using? I passed on ESP on my E1 and used centre weighted mostly. How does the matrix metering perform on Nikons? better than centere weighted in your experience? Thanks in advance. BTW On my fisrt day with the D70 I witnessed something on both bodies I have not seen for a long time...DUST!! (one longish speck on one and a couple on the other) Both were brand new but seem to come complete with factory fit dust!!. I have already ordered my visible dust kit and from the instructions this looks like the first cleaning method that does not scare the living daylights out of me! I'll say this the Oly may have been noisy as hell and require a second mortgage to buy any fast glass but In the 8 months I had it I never saw one dust speck, not one!! One day somebody will bring out the perfect DSLR, not for a few years though I guess. For the record though I am very pleased with the images from my D70's so far and having previously owned a Canon D60 would say that build quality and feel is easily as good not bad for a budget <?1000 camera.