Flash Question

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  1. IanRB

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    Ok so I shoot my moms old minolta xg9 its 29 years old but it works. I found this old flash that she had for it too its a nissin 26T it looks like an upside down L and on the back it has settings depending on your range and iso and tells you what aperature is suggested for those certain settings. The only thing is i was experimenting with it but im just not sure what shutter speed to use. Is there a way you guys know what shutter speed is best when using a flash like this or do you just pretty much learn through experimentation over time? Thanks for your help.
     
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    You put it at your camera's max flash sync speed.
     
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    Hmmm well as i am very new to this whole photography thing and like i said the camera is 29 years old and there is no longer a manual around to it, im not sure where that is or how i would do that. i see an off on and B.C. and then i just see shutter speeds and thats about it for this camera
     
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    Well, set it to 1/30th and just go up from there to see what it's max sync is. It should be mo less than 1/30th and no more than 1/125th. You'll know when it's too fast when the shutter plane covers up part of the frame.
     
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    It'll be 1/60th, all of them(35mm) were around this period, I have an old bronnie with focal plane shutter around the same age which is slower at 1/40 but the 35mm ones were 1/60. H
     
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    Perhaps the "60" is a different color on the shutter speed dial, indicating that that is the flash sync.
     
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    Ohh thanks jwkwd the 60 mark is a different color. Ill have to try the flash out now and see what comes out. thanks
     

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