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moodieblue Registered since 20th Oct 2009Tue 20-Oct-09 09:50 AM
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"Non TTL Flashes"


GB
          

Was looking to pick up a cheap SB50 DX flash. I notice its not TTL flash.

Im am new to DSLR Photography after just picking up a d3000 and was wondering how easy it is to set up my flash settings with this unit.

Thanks.

  

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20th Oct 2009
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20th Oct 2009
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MEMcD Moderator
20th Oct 2009
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21st Oct 2009
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23rd Aug 2011
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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 20-Oct-09 01:57 PM
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#1. "RE: Non TTL Flashes"
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Tue 20-Oct-09 01:58 PM by gkaiseril

Chicago, US
          

Welcome to Nikonians,

Non-TTL Flashes will be used in the "Manual" flash mode. You will need to compute the fstop using the Guide Number, GN, ISO, and distance. After that you may need to make some adjustments. I think you will find the Nikon CLS SB-600/900 well worth the cost because of the added TTL-BL and wireless features.

You might want to look at the Speedlights forum for more information about using Non-TTL flashes and the Nikon CLS system.

George
My Nikonian Galleries

  

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moodieblue Registered since 20th Oct 2009Tue 20-Oct-09 02:33 PM
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#2. "RE: Non TTL Flashes"
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GB
          

Thanks for that ill have a look. was getting a good price for the flash.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 20-Oct-09 04:02 PM
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#3. "RE: Non TTL Flashes"
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US
          

Hi James,

Welcome to Nikonians!
The SB-50DX has three control modes:
1. Film TTL
2. Digital or D-TTL
3. Manual flash mode.
Film TTL flash control and D-TTL are comletely different systems than the current i-TTL flash control system used an all current Nikon DSLR's including the D3000 and D5000. The systems are not compatible what-so-ever.
As George said you will be able to use the SB-50DX in Manual flash mode with your D3000 set in Manual exposure mode. You will have to Manually set the appropriate Shutter Speed, ISO, and Aperture on the camera based on the flash to subject distance using the calculator built into the SB-50DX to set the Aperture on the camera.

Since your User Profile is blank we don't know how much if any expierience you have and what equipment you are using. Fill in your User Profile when you get a few minutes. It will help us provide better answers to your questions. Thanks in advance.

If you are an expierienced SLR user with prior Manual flash expierience and Manual exposure expirience you should be ok.
If you are new to SLR's or DSLR's and using the Vari-Program (Pictogram) modes or Auto mode I stongly recommend getting an SB-600 Speedlight if the built in Speedlight can't do the job for you.
You will be very frustrated using Manual flash and Manual exposure mode.
Using Manual flash mode before you have mastered Manual exposure mode is like being a non-swimmer and jumping in the deep end of the pool.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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moodieblue Registered since 20th Oct 2009Wed 21-Oct-09 01:33 PM
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#4. "RE: Non TTL Flashes"
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GB
          

Thanks for the help Guys. Think ill save up for the SB-600!

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Thu 22-Oct-09 06:10 PM
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#5. "RE: Non TTL Flashes"
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Richmond, US
          

Good choice. Some of the other older film or dTTL flashes have an A mode, and that works pretty well for many circumstances. Unfortunately the SB-50DX doesn't even have that - which is one reason it's so inexpensive on the used market. But an iTTL flash really is a lot better.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 22-Oct-09 06:20 PM
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#6. "RE: Non TTL Flashes"
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US
          

Hi James,

You will be very happy with the SB-600. i-TTL flash control is like Magic compared to using Manual flash control that I learned with mechanical cameras with a choice of Manual exposure mode or nothing.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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From02Hero Registered since 23rd Aug 2011Tue 23-Aug-11 05:03 AM
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#7. "RE: Non TTL Flashes"
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US
          

So sorry for bumping old posts, but this is the exact topic that I'm curious about! I also have the D3000 and while I adore natural light photography, I'm feeling the urge to grow a bit more and learn flashes. I learned the hard way with lenses and what will and what will not work with my camera, so I'm hoping to skip all of the trial and error and just invest in something that WILL work. this is what I am really interested in, but I'm not certain that I'll be able to use it. I know that this is usually as simple as reading the manual a bit, but alas, mine has been torn to shreds (thank you, 3 year old!) and I don't have access to one any more...

http://www.amazon.com/LED-CN-160-Dimmable-Camcorder-Panasonic/dp/B004TJ6JH6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


thanks so much in advance!!

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 23-Aug-11 05:43 AM
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#8. "RE: Non TTL Flashes"
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Tue 23-Aug-11 05:45 AM by MEMcD

US
          

Hi Jessica,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Here is a link to the pdf version of the D3000 Users Manual
The LED light that you provided a link to is for shooting video.
Speedlights like the SB-700 and the discontinued SB-600 are better options for still photography.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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