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Lerb

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Lerb Registered since 01st Sep 2012
Sun 30-Sep-12 01:29 AM

I read in the manual that I should set the camera shutter speed to 250 and then the flash will automatically adjust. This must be only for digital cameras? I have an old FE2. Should I just set the camera at 60 and let the flash do it's thing? Thanks for any help you can provide. This is my first REAL flash.

aolander

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#1. "RE: SB 28 settings" | In response to Reply # 0

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Tue 02-Oct-12 11:16 PM | edited Tue 02-Oct-12 11:16 PM by aolander

The SB-28 was made for film cameras. In TTL mode, set the camera's shutter speed to anything at or below the maximum sync speed (1/250) and choose an aperture. The camera/flash TTL system will take care of the exposure. The SB-28 doesn't work in TTL mode on digital cameras, only in manual (M) or auto (A) flash mode.

I'm not sure what the FE2 will set the shutter speed at when using flash with Aperture Priority mode, probably 1/250, but in manual exposure mode you can set the shutter speed as described above.

Alan

avm247

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Wed 03-Oct-12 12:06 AM

Welcome to Nikonians, Lerb! Congrats on the SB28, great flash, I have two.

Well, yes and no. A flash picture is really two exposures: (1) ambient light and (2) the flash burst.

If I recall correctly, the FE2 can max sync at 1/250s but should be able to sync at any speed below that. So you can set 1/60s and go from there, given reasonable exposure (shutter speed and aperture) for a given film speed, you should be okay. Indeed, with my automatic film cameras (N70, N80, F100) most of my indoor and outdoor balanced fill flash images are 1/60s at f/5.6 or f/8 with my SB28. The only time I have issue is in bright light with fast (over ISO 400) film where I might get a HI reading (meaning over exposure).

With your FE2 you should get flash ready signals and the over or under exposure signals. I can research a bit more just ask.

Enjoy your Nikons, they are awesome!



Anthony

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Lerb

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#3. "RE: SB 28 settings" | In response to Reply # 1

Lerb Registered since 01st Sep 2012
Sun 18-Nov-12 09:16 PM

Thanks, Alan.. Sorry for the long response. I just got a new laptop...

Lerb

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Lerb Registered since 01st Sep 2012
Sun 18-Nov-12 09:17 PM

Thank you Anthony for your help. Sorry for the late reply. I am enjoying my new laptop finally.

avm247

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Sun 18-Nov-12 10:49 PM

No worries. As noted earlier, the SB28 is a film TTL speedlight and has limited compatability with digital SLRs.

Congrats on the laptop.


Anthony

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