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wooster Registered since 02nd Nov 2011Thu 13-Dec-12 12:59 PM
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"Controlling Speedlights from Camera"
Thu 13-Dec-12 01:02 PM by wooster

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Hi

I know I can use speedlights in manual mode and control their power remotely from a D700 using the built in flash in commander mode. Is it possible to do this adjusting them by 1/3 stops or am I limited to whole stops unless I use the controls on the actual flash unit itself?

I thought I could but someone is telling me I can't

I'm away from home at the moment without my camera so can't investigate. I've never done it in the past so don't know.

Thanks for any advice offered

Wooster

  

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Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter MemberThu 13-Dec-12 07:47 PM
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#1. "RE: Controlling Speedlights from Camera"
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>Hi
>
>I know I can use speedlights in manual mode and control their
>power remotely from a D700 using the built in flash in
>commander mode. Is it possible to do this adjusting them by
>1/3 stops or am I limited to whole stops unless I use the
>controls on the actual flash unit itself?
>
>I thought I could but someone is telling me I can't

You are correct. The Commander in the D700 will control the power of the Remotes in 1/3 stop increments.

Russ
Retired Professional Photographer
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Russell MacDonald Photography
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wooster Registered since 02nd Nov 2011Thu 13-Dec-12 09:25 PM
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#2. "RE: Controlling Speedlights from Camera"
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Thank you Russ. Am I further correct in assuming that if you use Radio Popper PX system with the set up, you will also be able to control the flash in 1/3 stop increments manually from the camera?

Wooster

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 13-Dec-12 10:44 PM
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#3. "RE: Controlling Speedlights from Camera"
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Hi William,

The PW system allows adjustment in 1/3rd stop incraments and I am sure the Radio Poppers system has the same capability (since they only convert the signals from light pulses to RF and back) though I have never used Radio Poppers.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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wooster Registered since 02nd Nov 2011Sat 15-Dec-12 01:36 AM
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#4. "RE: Controlling Speedlights from Camera"
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Thank you for your help

Wooster

  

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