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ttl vs bounce w/sb28 & f100

l2photo


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l2photo Basic Member
Sun 16-Dec-01 11:06 PM

My manual say's that the sb28 in tilt position (head) does not allow ttl. So my question is do I gain ttl and bounce using my sc17 cord and flash off camera and aim the flash up? any pro's or con's for doing my flash this way.

Lowell Litten.


jrp

San Pedro Garza García, MX
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#1. "RE: ttl vs bounce w/sb28 & f100" | In response to Reply # 0

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Mon 17-Dec-01 01:40 AM

LAST EDITED ON Dec-17-01 AT 03:44 AM (GMT)

The SB-28 Autofocus Speedlight Manual says on page 26 that "monitor Preflash will not operate if the flash head is tilted up or rotated from the horizontal/front position", meaning then that 3D Multi-sensor Balanced TTL fill flash is not feasible, but you do have Standard TTL flash; same thing as when you set your meter to spot metering. No need to worry. It just means that you will not have "outmost-super-perfect-flash", you will just have "wow-flash".
So what you will gain? Indirect lighting, bounce lighting, more pleasing to the subject and any viewer of the results.
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#2. "RE: ttl vs bounce w/sb28 & f100" | In response to Reply # 1

Blackjack Basic Member
Sat 05-Jan-02 11:10 PM

Can you get matrix balanced fill flash with any other Nikon Speedlites when they are bounced?

jrp

San Pedro Garza García, MX
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#3. "RE: ttl vs bounce w/sb28 & f100" | In response to Reply # 2

jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter Member
Sun 06-Jan-02 01:01 AM

No but standard TTL flash will do. Just remember that you are looking to soften the light, to diffuse it by bouncing it, but at the expense of more power required than in normal straight flashing (power which may not be enough if the surface{s} from which you bounce are far away); secondly, another possible price is changing the color rendition of the scene with that of the surface; you will seldom find a pure white wall. You can reduce both danger by taking out the bounce card on the flash head while bouncing, or doing it the poor photographer's style, adding a white card attached with a rubber band to the head. That way you will be mixing some direct (pure white) light from the flash with the bounced light.
Here a sample of bounced flash from my own gallery.
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