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phycobob

UK
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phycobob Registered since 07th Apr 2012
Sat 07-Apr-12 03:16 PM

I have a Nikon D70 with a Nikon speedlight SB-600 flash. I have set the camera up on a copy stand and use it to photograph some laid out plants on white paper. The flash unit is hand held and I hold it at different positions/distance from the plants. but the images are just so overexposed and white ! It seems to be better when the batteries are running low ! I just use the 1/64 setting ! and not sure what other settings are possible to reduce the light.
How can I reduce the exposure - there doesnt seem to be a 1/128 speed or any settings on the flash which will make the flash less intense. Any help please- I am a complete novice so easy to follow steps please
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MEMcD

US
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#1. "RE: using flash with DC70" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 07-Apr-12 09:55 PM

Hi Bob,

Welcome to Nikonians!
As you have found, the SB-600 is limited to a maximum of 1/64th power in Manual mode.
You can try using a Neutral Density filter on the camera lens or over the flash. Adding a Flash Diffuser will also reduce the flash output even further.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

blw

Richmond, US
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#2. "RE: using flash with DC70" | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Sat 07-Apr-12 10:10 PM

Have you tried stopping the lens down, say to f/22?

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