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Grandslam Registered since 17th Jan 2009Tue 15-Jun-10 05:31 PM
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I am using my D200 and brand ne wSB900 to help shoot some wedding pics this friday and wondered what settings for camera/flash would be a good starting point.

Planning to shoot a few indoor and remaining outside, I am using Nikon 17-55 and 70-200 lens'.

should for e.g. I shoot at f4 @ 1/60th iso 400?

any help in this area most appreciated

Grandslam

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SRFast Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2004Tue 15-Jun-10 06:07 PM
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Tue 15-Jun-10 06:08 PM by SRFast

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Tim:
If you haven't read Russ McDonald's "Nikon CLS Practical Guide", you should. Here's the link: http://nikonclspracticalguide.blogspot.com

As for the indoor settings, set the SB-900 to TTL (not TTL-BL) mode. I usually set my D3 to Manual with ISO 400, WB=Flash, SS=1/60 or 1/80 sec. I set the f-stop to f/5.6 and change it to achieve the DOF I want.

Hope this helps & good luck....JL

  

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ctadin Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Thu 17-Jun-10 07:26 PM
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Tim,

>Planning to shoot a few indoor and remaining outside, I am
>using Nikon 17-55 and 70-200 lens'.

I second the great advice you received. Definitely checking out Russ' blog will be quite helpful.
For shooting outdoors, if your subject is backlit, I would shoot in TTL-BL mode. I have found setting the camera to program mode works best with this combination.
When shooting indoors in TTL, I sometimes turn my flash exposure down by 1/3 to get a proper exposure.

What program mode are you going to be using on your camera? I like to have my camera set on manual and use my flash in either TTL or manual.

Best of luck with your upcoming shoot.

Cheryl

  

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