I recently bought a 105mm Nikon macro 2.8 non-D. Can someone explain if I'm using ttl with a flash (sb-26) hows does the non D lens work compared to the D version, I thought the ttl measure the amount of flash off of the film and shut down as needed. Does the D version do something different. I will be trying to use the sb-26 in macro mode for closeups, will I need the D version for the distance information. Please help.
#1. "RE: F/N80 and D lens" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberWed 06-Jun-01 09:25 PM
D technology is supposed to help to do things better, with more info, like precise distance when using TTL flash.
However, I have not seen much difference between D and non-D lenses results in flash photos. Either it is very small or I have not made enough comparative tests.
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#2. "RE: F/N80 and D lens" | In response to Reply # 0bgs Charter MemberThu 07-Jun-01 02:27 PM
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Every once in a while we discuss D vs. non-D here. There should be some "fill flash" improvement using a D lens with a modern Speedlight compared to using a non-D lens.
See for example this thread:
You basically do not need a D lens for Macro photography with your SB-26, but you will not get the "3D (matrix metered) balanced fill-flash" feature. The TTL balanced fill-flash works of course.
On this issue, pls. see for example:
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#3. "RE: F/N80 and D lens" | In response to Reply # 2jnscbl Basic MemberFri 08-Jun-01 09:44 AM
PM, here's a tip that might help you. Get a straight flash bracket (a little slotted bar with two tripod screws), a binocular tripod adapter (basically a little right-angle with one socket and one screw) and the Nikon SC-17 TTL extension. Screw the bracket to the bottom of the camera so that the bracket extends out to the left. Screw the binocular adapter to the other end of the bracket so that the screw is pointing in the same direction as the camera lens. Screw the shoe of the SC-17 to the binocular adapter so that the cord comes out pointing towards the ground. Attach the flash to the shoe. Now the flash will be horizontal instead of vertical, with the flash head pointing straight down. You can now adjust the tilt and swivel of the flash precisely at your macro subject, for instance tilted up (forward) at 45º and swiveled to the right at 45º.---scott
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