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klein Registered since 01st Feb 2004Sun 01-Feb-04 03:47 AM
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"can D70 be used on studio strobes?"


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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?

  

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benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Sun 01-Feb-04 04:06 AM
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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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edwin1ejb Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Jan 2003Sun 01-Feb-04 04:43 AM
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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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Paul K Basic MemberSun 01-Feb-04 08:13 AM
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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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Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003Sun 01-Feb-04 11:25 AM
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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.




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DeepBlue Registered since 24th Aug 2002Sun 01-Feb-04 10:58 AM
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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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