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JM   US  Registered since 01st Mar 2007 Fri 14-Sep-01 02:07 AM
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#15. "RE: Speedlites for N80"
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For use with the N80 all you need basically is a flash with TTL (thru the lens) capability. This means the body can turn the flash off as the light reaches the proper level. Most Nikon speedlights from SB-22s on are TTL and some are still for sale new as well as used. Other manufacturers have TTL flashes also.
Since the on board flash is capable for fill flash in most cases you can look into slave drive usage of Auto style flashes which are set to a specific light output and then you set the camera for that light exposure. This is more complicated and time consuming but the old Vivitar 283 (and you all thought I couldn't work it into this thread) can be had used for well under 50dollarsUS.
Stage shots are hampered by the distance to the players and the distraction of the flash. Think about it a camera mounted flash will be a guide number of 50 or less meaning at f8 (a usable aperture on a consumer lens) your effective distance is appx. 6ft with 100iso film and that much flash will get the attention of everyone on stage and off. A powerful enough flash to get a player from 20 feet at f8 would need to be GN 160 with that same film. 160 will turn heads all over the auditorium stealing the focus from the players. Even with faster film flashes can be less helpful than distracting. If the stage is moderately well lit a 800 film may be better suited for use without the flash when prudently timed and from a stable platform, monood or tripod.
Jeff Markus

JM
The Chicagoan

  

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