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What's with the 1/200 sec flash sync speed?

briantilley

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briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Fri 14-Sep-12 02:40 PM

>I think the D40 may have used electronic shuttering to get
>1/500 sync instead of moving the shutter blades that fast. I
>think the D70 did that to.

Yes, that is correct. The D600 has a purely mechanical shutter, so could not get up to 1/500th. Whether Nikon should have allowed it to go to 1/250th is a matter of opinion; personally I'd be quite happy with 1/200th instead

Brian
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