With a D2Hs does anyone know how to change the output of the SB-400 speedlight ? The manual says read the camera manual, the camera manual says read the speedlight manual !!!! All I'm after is dropping it 1 or 2 stops - is it possible to do without an external device (i.e. hanky in front of the flash) ?
Thanks ledmun but I'm trying to do it in iTTL (I think it only works on D2 series in iTTL) but to reduce the flash to more a fill-in / eye 'catchlight' rather just just splat light everywhere. I had hoped the SB400 would have been a nice compact flash but the more I try the more it looks like I'll have to dump it and just use the SB800 instead for any kind of 'creative lighting system' stuff.
I think the only way to change the flash output in i-ttl-mode with D2Hs is to use flash bracketing. Of course this way you will have (at least) 2 different exposures for every shot, but you CAN have a -1 or/and -2 compensation. On my D70s it is easy: the body has a flash compensation button that controls the output of the inbuilt or external flash.