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D800 flash exposure....interesting observation...

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Sat 02-Feb-13 07:27 PM

When shooting in iTTL mode, Matrix is my standard and for slow shutter like 1/80 I normally use Rear Sync.
There was nothing in the resulting images to suggest a problem and I would not have noticed the difference except this time, I was sharing the SB900 between two cameras and noticed the difference in consistency.
I tried some test shots tonight with the D800 and same flash, with same settings and exposure frame to frame was closer but still not as consistent as the D7000. As I mentioned, flash is the only mode I have seen this, ambient light shot tonight and at the event were fine.

I extended the experiment tonight by getting 2 SB900's off cameras using fully manual and there was almost no difference in the 20 or so frames with the D800. There was no obvious difference when switching SB900's.

I tried a couple with ND filters and wide open 2.8, thinking there might be a slight case of sticking aperture but I could not tell anything for sure with only a few frames.
I am starting to think the D800 is normal and the D7000 is just abnormally consistent;>)

I do not consider it a problem, just an observation, a curiosity more than a complaint. After using both for the last two events(I've taken the D7000 in the past but not brought it out when shooting the D800) I find that I really like that combination.
Stan
St Petersburg Russia

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