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Youngun Registered since 05th Sep 2004Tue 28-Dec-04 06:45 AM
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"Speedlight manual confusion"


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Sorry this may be a rather elementary question, but my understanding of flash is rather elementary also. The last line of a paragraph in my SB-28 manual reads " This system does not directly link the camera's light meter and the SB-28's TTL sensor." What exaclty does this mean?

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter MemberTue 28-Dec-04 06:59 AM
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What page?

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Youngun Registered since 05th Sep 2004Tue 28-Dec-04 07:08 AM
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P25: On p24 and p25 it lists the terms for the various flash modes, and im trying to make sense of them.

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I don't have my manual with me, I'll be back home from holiday on Thursday and will check on it when I can. In the mean time perhaps someone with a manual handy can check on it???

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Youngun Registered since 05th Sep 2004Tue 28-Dec-04 07:14 AM
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Thanks! There's no rush.

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bgelfand Registered since 09th Feb 2002Tue 28-Dec-04 07:04 PM
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Hi Hunter,

If I may interject.

I think what the manual is trying to say is than in TTL mode, the SB-28/camera combination does not take the ambient light into consideration. The TTL sensors, which are in the camera and not on the SB-28 itself, control the flash duration. This results in the main subject being properly exposed while the background may be (and usually is) underexposed.

This is in contrast to Matrix or Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill Flash, where the camera takes the ambient light into consideration and tries to have proper exposure for both the main subject and the background.

The confusion arises when the manual refers to the "SB-28 TTL sensor". That sensor does not exist. This is probably a translation error from the Japanese.

  

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Youngun Registered since 05th Sep 2004Wed 29-Dec-04 04:23 PM
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Thanks for clearing that up!

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