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4runner Registered since 28th Dec 2003Tue 19-Oct-04 02:01 AM
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"Speedlight Question"


Columbia, US
          

I'm still learning about photography in general and using my D100. Until recently, most all my shots have been in natural light. Well, we went on a trip to Disney and I struggled a bit using my SB-22 with my D100. Pretty much I set the flash to an aperture of 4 and if a ceiling was present and a reasonable height, bounced the light off of it. It has worked OK, but I feel like I can do better. So my question is, what benefits do I gain by upgrading to the SB800? Is that the speedlight you would recommend for the photography hobbyist?

Thanks for any advice!

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Tue 19-Oct-04 03:14 AM
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eugene, US
          

More consistant exposure, further range, faster recycle, easier to use.

More features, varible flash fill ratios.

ledmun

  

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4runner Registered since 28th Dec 2003Tue 26-Oct-04 09:17 PM
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Columbia, US
          

Thanks for the reply. Can you please provide more details about the variable flash fill? Not sure I understand that.

  

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Charter MemberTue 26-Oct-04 09:41 PM
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Rancho Cordova, US
          

Using multi-sensor balanced fill flash, the camera uses the monitor preflashes to fine tune the flash exposure. Everything in the system should be compatible, meaning you should be using an AF Nikkor, AF-D Nikkor or AF-G Nikkor; D100 and either the built-in speedlight of a D-TTL capable speedlight (SB-50DX, SB-80DX, SB-800, SB-600).

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Tue 26-Oct-04 10:16 PM
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eugene, US
          

Examples of varible flash fill are shown with examples in the Teddy bear test on this site.

ledmun

  

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