Could some one tell me what features does not work with D100 and SB80DX combo. Will the auto zoom work? How about wireless auto slave?
#1. "RE: D100 and SB80DX" | In response to Reply # 0dankeny Nikonian since 29th May 2006Sun 08-Dec-02 03:01 PM
I played with an SB80 on my D100 in the store yesterday. The wireless auto slave works. In fact, it's the only way to use the built-in with the SB80. It takes a few minutes with the manual to figure out how to set it up. You know, hold the select button for 2 seconds, stand on your left foot ...
#2. "RE: D100 and SB80DX" | In response to Reply # 1slow_driver Basic MemberMon 09-Dec-02 10:55 AM
There are two features of the SB-80DX which don't work with the D100:
- FP (or high speed synch flash)
- TTL wireless slave (although the wireless trigger does work).
For FP this will be rarely needed. The main reason to use it is to shoot a wide apture in daylight (eg 1/1000 sec @ f/2.8). This is useful for portraits with flash fill in bright light. It only works with new(ish) cameras supporting TTL synch at 1/250 sec. The nikon engineers were too lazy to get this working with slower shutters like that of the D100 (FP works fine on the D60, which has a very similar flash synch speed).
TTL wireless slave is far more useful. It doesn't work on the D100 because Nikon have dreamed up D-TTL to force its D-SLR buyers onto "DX" flashes. You can still use the pop flash as a manual trigger - you'll have to manually set the power output on the SB-80. An easier solution is to use another hot-shoe mounted flash in auto mode - the SB-80's auto slave works fine with that and I have used it to good effect.
BTW - I have the SB-80 and it is a fantastic unit. I like it almost as much as my D100...