I'm going to be shooting with another photographer this weekend, it's for a wedding, and we're going to want to sync times with his Canon gear, does the D200 have a setting for this or is World time all I have to go by? If yes, that means he'll have to sync to my time, is this correct?
Why do you want to sync with an unknown time source?
The Nikon software supplied with your D200 is capable to sync the cameras internal clock with your pc. I use the time synchronisation capability of my windows workstation to sync with the official german time reference. So my pc has always exact time synchronized with a reliable reference.
then I use the Nikon software to sync my D200 to my pc clock. There is no need for me to sync to anybodys camera/pc/clock or whatever time anybody may have.
there a several reliable time sources available on the internet for free. feel free to ask if you need help for that.
When you have two or more photographers covering one event, you want all cameras to be sync to the second. Why? Because when you pool together the photos, you want all images to sorted by the time they were shot according to each camera, if the cameras are not sync, than you'll have out of sequence images and you'll manually have to sort things out. It's pretty simple.
I've misplace my manual and I'm going by the manual online, page 13 there seems to be "introduction - getting to know the camera" could you reference the tittle of the section for me, might be able to find it much easier that way.
>I've misplace my manual and I'm going by the manual online, >page 13 there seems to be "introduction - getting to know >the camera" could you reference the tittle of the section >for me, might be able to find it much easier that way.
In the pdf version of the manual, it is still on the page with number 13 in the bottom corner. It my Adobe Reader window, it comes up as page 23 of 221. It is in the Introduction - First Steps section. Hope this helps
I'd seek confirmation, but I think if you use a GPS it will store the GPS date/time. Of course, this is an expensive and bulky solution (assuming it works) just to sync the timestamps.
It seems like you think the Canon cameras behave differently? Or were you just uncertain about how to set the D200's time? As near as I can tell, most or all cameras just rely on an internal clock and only sync to other sources when connected to a PC. If this is true it doesn't matter which camera everyone syncs to - except of course that the Nikon is much better than the rest
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Why can't both photographers stand next to each other, preset their cameras to the same time and then do the old, "3, 2, 1, hit it!" method? In this case, I don't see the need for official internet time.