SB-600-HIGHSPEED?

bemmermazda

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I have read that i can use the SB-600 for highspeed water shots. Im using the D70 and i cant figure out how to get to higher shutter speeds. It limits me at about 500, not nearly enough for sharp water shots.
 

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500th of a second using FP? Sorry, not familiar with the D70's flash settings...
 

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shutterspeed has absolutely no effect on freezing action when the strobe is overpowering ambient light.
 

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shutterspeed has absolutely no effect on freezing action when the strobe is overpowering ambient light.

I'd suggest you go read some of Edgerton's work. This is patently untrue.
 

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That said one must still overpower the ambient light for this to work. And it is true depending on the flash duration. The SB-800s have a max duration of 1/1000th but my camera can go faster than that. Mind you it's not like at 1/8000th I can get a full blast from the flash. The strobe effect in auto FP mode takes a bit of power from the flash.

You need to set your camera's max sync speed in it's custom menu somewhere. Check the manual for where but I guess the option will be somewhere under the Ds. It's Max Flash Sync Speed, and set it to 1/250th Auto-FP. The flash should show FP on it's display and it stops blocking your shutter speed.
 

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