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Garland, US
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fivetoad Registered since 23rd Feb 2002
Mon 02-Feb-04 03:53 AM

A number of people are excited about the 1/500th flash synch speed of the new D70, but I don't completely understand the significance of it; can somebody help me understand the importance of the higher speed?

As I recall, back in the early 70s my Nikkormats had an unusually high synch speed at 1/125th, while most other cameras only synched up to 1/60th. But no one seemed to think that was important because the electronic flash duration was less considerably than either synch speed.

But today folks are talking about the D100 being limited some how by a max 1/180th synch speed, and how the higher synch speed of the D70 is really a great improvement. It may well be that it is, but I don't understand why. Who can help me understand?


Dan Johnsen
Garland, TX
Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.