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Pagga Registered since 24th Jun 2007Thu 11-Sep-08 10:25 AM
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"Why won't SB800 go above 1/250 shutter?"


Kristiansand, NO
          

I've tried both Program and Manual setting.
Is there an easy answer for this?

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AndyMac Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Dec 2003Thu 11-Sep-08 11:01 AM
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#1. "RE: Why won't SB800 go above 1/250 shutter?"
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Odessa, US
          

The sync speed for the D200 is 1/250th of a second. In order to take a flash picture the shutter has to be completely open. The fastest shutter speed where the shutter is completely open is 1/250th of a second. At speeds higher than that the shutter is actually a slit moving across the sensor instead of being completely open.

You can get around this by using custom setting e1 to change the shutter sync speed from 1/250s to 1/250s (Auto FP). This causes the flash to "pulse" instead of releasing one big flash which provides illumination while the shutter slit is moving across the sensor.

This will reduce your flash range but will allow you to use flash with shutter speeds faster than 1/250th.

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bclaff Silver Member Awarded for multiple contributions for the Resources Nikonian since 26th Oct 2004Thu 11-Sep-08 12:32 PM
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Vancouver (WA USA not Canada), US
          

BTW, you will still be "restricted" to 1/250s if you try to use the built-in flash for iTTL.
In other words, you can only do FP if all participating iTTL flashes support FP.


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Pagga Registered since 24th Jun 2007Thu 11-Sep-08 12:55 PM
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Kristiansand, NO
          

Thanks alot Andy and Bill. That explains it I guess

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Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter MemberThu 11-Sep-08 05:43 PM
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Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
          

>I've tried both Program and Manual setting.
>Is there an easy answer for this?

In addition to the excellent replies you've already received, I invite you to read my blog on this here: http://nikonclspracticalguide.blogspot.com/2008/03/10-auto-fp-high-speed-sync-explained.html

Russ
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