Nikon Sb-28 (or just flash stuff)

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by grooski, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. grooski

    grooski TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had a big question on the "101" on flashes. I have an Sb-28 and i have almost no idea what to do if it's like dark out and, i dont know you getting me? All i know is just the different settings and (fill flash and things)only to just set it to -6. So can anyone like help me out? Is it like you add a stop every three feet away the subject is?
     
  2. MDowdey

    MDowdey Guest

    my(and probably voodoocats) opinion is to not use a flash for night shots. just expose longer.


    md
     
  3. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Messages:
    4,807
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    at work...
    Mine too.
     
  4. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,253
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lala Land
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'll third that one.
     
  5. grooski

    grooski TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    im not saying i use it in night shots im saying what the 101 and things are. If was talking mostly about just to give some elimanation if there's like people. I fourth that. Night shots with flash are bad.
     
  6. e_

    e_ TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ...... itinerant ..........
     
    Hello grooski

    Set flash on "A" and enter the same f-stop as set on your camera

    Ensure the indicated distance shown on flash will reach your subject -- and shoot

    It's that's simple. Really!

    The choice of camera aperture, and reason/s for making it, could be the topic of another thread

    Don't be too concerned about shutter speed in this instance; the flash will fire at over 1/20,000 - which, in the dark, will be your effective shutter speed

    A slow shutter speed (or "dragging the shutter") is useful when wanting to capture any low level ambient/available light that illuminates the subject or background;  an explanation of this could also be the topic of another thread

    You might wish to experiment using the flash's TTL setting:  again, enter the same f-stop as camera and ensure the indicated distanced will reach your subject -- and shoot

    In most situations with flash (both night & day) i use the "A" setting (¹) because it allows more control

    Have fun!

    :)

    e_

    EDIT: (¹)  A full range of "A" settings is only available on more advanced flash units, such as the Nikon SB-28 discussed here
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

sb-28 flash three times