Before buying the D100 I want to be sure for one mode to work on the camera. I've always shoot with Nikon cameras and when shooting with flash in dark interiors, I always shoot in M mode but leave the flash on full TTL. So the camera decides on flash power and I decide on available light (for example I choose 1/8s). On the scale in the viewfinder I observe the proportion of flash and available light changing the latter, and this method gives me excellent results.
I just want to be sure that it's still doable with the D100 and SB-80DX or the built-in flash.
Recently I bought Canon G2 as a till-I-can-afford-D100-camera and I was very disappointed to find out that Canon doesn't allow me to shoot in this style (which is so convenient). It give me only standard slow-synch which, in dark interiors, leads to too long exposure times.
So what I considered a standard with my Nikon cameras now appears unique to them. I assume that Canon can't do that in film cameras as well?
#1. "RE: D100 M mode + slow synch" | In response to Reply # 0vfnewman Basic MemberThu 23-Jan-03 10:29 AM
The D100 has a slow synch mode just like the other SLRs. I have shot in this mode with my D100 and SB-80DX with good results. The D100 can select slow or rear synch with the external or built-in flash.
Hope that helps
#2. "RE: D100 M mode + slow synch" | In response to Reply # 1Thu 23-Jan-03 10:57 AM
I'm asking not about the automatic slow synch mode but my own slow synch method in which I choose shutter time by hand.
Once again: Camera in M mode - I decide what shutter time I want, I only control my settings on the bar in the viewfinder and compare them to the settings proposed by the meter. Flash works fully automatic (TTL) and takes care of flash intensity.
Now, can I shoot in the same manner with the D100?
I wouldn't ask but recently I discovered that digital Canons can't so I'm no longer sure that Nikon maintained this possibility with their digital SLRs.