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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Thu 18-Oct-12 01:54 PM
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Hi again everyone, have been having a blast playing with my new expensive toy, but highly recommended...Here's my question, on a flash, I have the sb700 now also, at 1/1 on manual, I know that is full power, 1/64 is lower power, I understand that, so the 1/64 doesn't produce as bright a flash burst as the 1/1. But is it true, that even though it isn't as BRIGHT a flash, it's a FASTER flash burst? Am I understanding that correctly? And another question, I know in camera on the d90 that I can have my pictures rotated automatically when I shoot verticle. But is there a way to set something up that when I review them on the computer that all the ones I've taken verticle will show up that way and I don't have to painstakingly rotate them? Just wondering..And hey, check this out...This is for all you fine people out there who put up with me...hehehehe.


Darlene

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Thu 18-Oct-12 03:56 PM
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Thu 18-Oct-12 04:21 PM by gkaiseril

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That is correct, the lower the power level the shorter the flash duration. Each flash has a different length of flash and that is included in the user manual except for the SB-400.

SB-600 page 88
SB-700 page H-17
SB-800 page 122
SB-900 page F-15
SB-910 page H-14

For the SB-700:

1/1042 sec. at M1/1 (full) output
1/1136 sec. at M1/2 output
1/2857 sec. at M1/4 output
1/5714 sec. at M1/8 output
1/10000 sec. at M1/16 output
1/18182 sec. at M1/32 output
1/25000 sec. at M1/64 output
1/40000 sec. at M1/128 output

Attached is a PDF with the duration times for Nikon Speedlights and the Excel source file for the PDF.

http://www.nikonians.org/dcfp/user_files/234743.pdf

George
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OnTERRYo Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011Thu 18-Oct-12 04:43 PM
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Hamilton, CA
          

Hi Darlene.

Cannot help you with either of your questions, but, I have to say that shot is absolutely amazing. The reflection of the underside of the 'kabloop' (is there such a word?) is great.

Keep going.

OnTERRYo

"The Nikon did the work; I just happened to be behind it at the time." TP

  

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Thu 18-Oct-12 05:43 PM
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Hey thanks George. That certainly made it perfectly clear.....
And thanks also to you Terry, it is cool isn't it, and I don't think that's a word...(smile)

Darlene

  

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Thu 18-Oct-12 10:53 PM
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Hatboro, Pa, US
          

Good job, Darlene. I really am enjoying following you and your quest for the perfect "drop". And we're not putting "up with you". I have to commend you for your persistence. Plus I think you're teaching us a thing or two.

Len

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Fri 19-Oct-12 03:41 AM
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Ahhhhhhhhhh, thanks Len, I must admit, persistence is my middle name...(smile)

Darlene

  

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IanCT Registered since 15th Sep 2008Thu 25-Oct-12 05:00 AM
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Awesome image, Darlene. I especially like the reflection showing the underside of the "umbrella"

This is easily gallery/print/canvas material.

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2008Thu 25-Oct-12 07:50 PM
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Well, thankyou for that nice compliment sir........

Darlene

  

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