I am looking at purchasing the D70 but have been told it doesnt work well with studio lights .I am looking at purchasing a couple of bowen studio flashes and softboxes and would like to use the D70 to do some portrait work .I am not very experienced with digital SLR's and so I am hoping someone could tell me if The D70 or the D100 would be more suitable
#1. "RE: Studio and the D70" | In response to Reply # 0
fotoman91 Registered since 02nd Jan 2004Fri 12-Mar-04 09:20 PM
Hi Jacqui, I'm guessing that what you heard about the D70 was in reference to the fact that it doesn't have a PC socket built into the camera which is necessary for firing studio flash. To the best of my recollection, the D100 doesn't have the PC socket either. This problem can be solved by using a hot-shoe adapter that has a PC socket in it. These are very inexpensive, but just to be on the safe side, I would recommend using what is called a "safety sync". A safety sync has circuit protection built in just in case the light sends a back voltage to your camera and protects it from being fried. They are also more expensive than a run of the mill hot-shoe adapter; somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 or so I've been told. I have been trying to find one of these myself so if any one knows who makes them and where they can be purchased please post a message with the info, please.
#2. "Wein Safe Sync" | In response to Reply # 1
gilbert Registered since 21st Oct 2002Sat 13-Mar-04 05:41 AM
You must be talking about a Wein Safe Sync. They have a bunch of different varieties, including the hotshoe adapter with the PC terminal. Just go to B&H and do a search for "wein safe sync".
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