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Can someone help me? I'm having problems with my SB28 flash

bill mcdad

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bill mcdad Basic Member
Mon 28-Aug-00 04:33 AM

since i bought this flash every single picture almost have come out underexposed..!
I know i'm not doing any thing wrong because i'm simply following the directions .
i normally shoot with an F5 body and a the tammron 28-105 *2.8
last week i had a shoot ,it was a shower party for a friend of mine(thanks god).I was asked to take some pictures and i did
use the f5 -my tammron and the crazy flash of mine ..my film then was fuji 800 nghII .
knowing that my pictures might come out under i custom rated my film speed to 400 instead and made sure both the camera and the flash raed that .
the place were the shower took place was a restaurant and the hall had a lot of ambient light (not flauracent).
I shot two rolls of film and made sure before every other shot that the flash was fully rycicled. also went with the distance the flash read that i can shoot with .for example if i used an f6.3 and flash read i can be withen 20 feet from my subject matter ,i made sure i did ,i however noticed that ever time i changed my fstop the camera still used a speed of 60's .
i did think it was a problem because i thought my fstop should only effect the distance my flash is covering ,and i made sure that was followed . still most of pictures came out a stop under .and that is really getting to me..
however some of the photos i took using a bigger fstop like 2.8 came out okay . what should i do ?
a friend of mine said that i should have switched to slow shutter speed in the custom sitting and let the camera sync at slower speed . but what i don't get is why didn't my flash tell me that the picture i just took was under.. since it's cabable of doing that .. and in the future what should i do ?..
by the way my camera and flash came back from a repaire shop a month ago with no problem found ?!