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Fill flash with FE2 and SB-20


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"RE: Fill flash with FE2 and SB-20"

Drbee Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004
Mon 19-Nov-12 09:36 PM | edited Mon 19-Nov-12 09:36 PM by Drbee

The ISO index on the camera changes the overall exposure including "re-rating" the film. That control alone won't accomplish what you are trying to do which is down rate the strobe for fill.

However, the SB-20 also has a "A" exposure system that meters the flash exposure from the reflected light from the scene (does not use TTL, but a separate sensor in the strobe unit). I don't understand how it could give an accurate exposure if the strobe-unit itself doesn't know about the ISO setting you've chosen for the film (e.g. what you've set on the camera). I believe you have to match the camera setting to the strobe setting using these control to get an accurate exposure.

Anyone else care to shed some light on this?

I actually think you could test this by setting the strobe to "A", choosing different ISO settings on the strobe and then using the open-flash button to trigger the strobe. I think you should be able to see a visible difference in the strobe duration between the minimum and maximum ISO setting.

It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?

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A general, generic topic Fill flash with FE2 and SB-20 [View all] , gddenes , Mon 19-Nov-12 05:15 PM
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