good day, i am converting from film to digital once i save enoughcan u tell me if i can still use tradional studio strobes or must i convert to those that give out continous lighting?
good day, i am converting from film to digital once i save enough can u tell me if i can still use tradional studio strobes or must i convert to those that give out continous lighting?You can still use traditional strobes, but you will have to find a way to trigger them. The D70 does not appear to have a sync connector, so that means adding a Nikon AS-15 or Wein Safe Sync.Depending on your strobes, though, you may want to choose a slower sync speed than 1/500.
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JUST CURIOUS.......What does the type of strobe have to do with sync speed?? Dont all strobes sync at whatever the camera's sync speed is???
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You're so far correct that any flash will go of at any speed. The synchronisation i.e. triggering of the flash at such a moment that the exposure is set at the proper moment, is a question of the camera.With a dedicated flash there sometimes the problem that the camera will automatically switch to a pre-determined time or setting when using an automated exposure mode.With a camera like the D70 which has no PC link using a studio strobe is as said no problem, with the help of some kind of slave trigger.
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>JUST CURIOUS.......What does the type of strobe have to do >with sync speed?? Don't all strobes sync at whatever the >camera's sync speed is??? Not exactly.Some studio strobes at full power have a flash output time between 1/125 and 1/250.The camera will sync but the second curtain will start to close before the full flash output at syncs of 1/250 or 1/500.This might also apply to some older Speedlights at 1/500.Setting sync at 1/125 is sometimes as short as you can go with studio strobes.
Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.Len Shepherd
I wonder if you could use this new "commander" mode on the D70 to fire the strobes? Anyone have an idea?
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