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herbet     Basic Member Sun 28-Oct-01 04:05 PM
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"Turning flash pre-fire off"



I'm using my F100+SB28 in studio together with a slaved monolight. The SB28 on camera with a softbox works as fill light and the monolight works as key.
I'm suspicious that the flash pre-fire is making the monolight to go off twice, once in the pre-fire and the second when the actual flash occurs. That messes the whole exposure since the monolight won't be able to recharge so quickly for the actual exposure. Is selecting simple TTL mode (instead of matrix TTL) the way to disable flash pre-fire? How do you guys usually go about that? Would I be better off by just plugging the monolight synch cord in my F100?
Thanks in advance,
Herbet

  

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meerkat   silly-can valley, US  Basic Member Sun 28-Oct-01 10:49 PM
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#1. "RE: Turning flash pre-fire off"
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set exposure mode to spot metering or manual ,
which is what Nikon called standard TTL will disable preflash

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources   San Pedro Garza García, MX  Charter Member Mon 29-Oct-01 12:08 AM
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#2. "RE: Turning flash pre-fire off"
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You can keep metering in matrix.
Press the mode button on the SB-28 until the second icon (matrix balanced) at right of the TTL icon disappears. That eliminates the light pre-bursts.
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