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57_chevy Silver Member Nikonian since 12th May 2003Thu 09-Oct-08 02:03 AM
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"Ghost images from flash"


Griffin, US
          

I am using a Vivitar DF400MZ on a D70. I usually just take daytime shots or have just used the built in speed light. But I purchased this flash so I could take some shots of the cars at night during the Petit Lemans at Road Atlanta. The flash works well and syncs nice at 200 speed. The flash even picks up zoom auto up to 85mm. But I have ghost images in the pics. Not on all just a few.



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zemlin Basic MemberThu 09-Oct-08 02:16 AM
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#1. "RE: Ghost images from flash"
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Carmel, US
          

Looks to me like that's a reflection inside the lens due to the extreme brightness of the reflective number. My first thought was haze filter, but with it being inverted from the image, I don't think that's it.

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g1975a Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Sep 2007Thu 16-Oct-08 12:30 AM
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#2. "RE: Ghost images from flash"
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Cambridge, CA
          

> I am using a Vivitar DF400MZ on a D70. I usually just take
>daytime shots or have just used the built in speed light. But
>I purchased this flash so I could take some shots of the cars
>at night during the Petit Lemans at Road Atlanta. The flash
>works well and syncs nice at 200 speed. The flash even picks
>up zoom auto up to 85mm. But I have ghost images in the pics.
>Not on all just a few.

How do you like this flash (aside from the ghosting)? Does it work ok on your D70? Have you tried it off-camera?

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57_chevy Silver Member Nikonian since 12th May 2003Thu 16-Oct-08 11:21 AM
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#3. "RE: Ghost images from flash"
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Griffin, US
          

The flash works well. No complaints. Good buy for the price. I'm
sure it is not as nice as a SB800 but for $99.00 it is a bargain.

  

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g1975a Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Sep 2007Thu 16-Oct-08 10:24 PM
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Thu 16-Oct-08 10:24 PM by g1975a

Cambridge, CA
          

I have a chance on a slightly used one for $65CDN (~$55USD) so I guess it's worth that. Thanks for your feedback.

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