I'm doing mostly indoor photography and using the SB800 as a fill-in/ balancing light. I use the D3 in A-mode.
Is there a way to increase the 1/6o minimal synchro-time to a higher value lets say 1/125 sec to avoid motionblur? Using the S- or the M-mode is most of the time no option and the auto-iso doesn't function with flashphotography.
Thanks for your reaction. I never use the BL-mode indoors only in bright daylight. The S-mode is the least option because I always work actively with the depth of field. I'm hoping there is a kind of trick to work around the normal syncsettings on the camera.
My understanding is that you want to increase your shutter speed to 125 from 60. This doubling of shutter speed loses one stop of light and it must come from somewhere; you can increase the output of the flash; you can increase the ISO of the camera or you can open your lens up one stop. The problem is not the sync setting as the camera syncs at 1/125.
Sometimes it seems to me that a shooting situation is easiest dealt with manually, especially where flash is an extra variable. Control each of the variables that you care most about and let the others float around you.
Mon 27-Oct-08 09:05 AM | edited Mon 27-Oct-08 09:22 AM by 17ton
My question is not what is the best mode A-, S-, or the M-mode to shoot pictures. The question is, if I have to shoot in the A-mode is there a way or a clever trick to force the minimal synchro-time upwards. Except from choosing an too high Iso value.
By the way; increasing the shutterspeed does not affect the flashinput because the flashtime itself is very, very short. A higher shutterspeed affects only the ambientlightinput, but that is no problem for a camera like the D3.
The flashinput will not blur the pictures, its the ambientlight input that, in case of movements, will blur the picture. You will get a kind af a double picture wich is very typical for flashpictures with a too long shuttertime. In this case the pictures are for instructional purposes and have to be sharp.