I have a D300 4 SB-800's and several pocket wizards II's I am shooting mainly indoor sports in High School and middle school gyms of action sports. I been shooting with the flashes in Manual mode attached to the PWII's I generally shoot in manual 1/400 F2.8 with a 28-70 or 70-200 F2.8 lens iso 800 or higher. I get some nice photos and some photos have been way overexposed. I tried different power settings as well. I'm looking for some ideas or suggestions on this type of flash photography.
Alan J Schaefer
#1. "RE: Flash use in indoor gyms" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 22-Jan-09 10:04 PM
How are you getting them to sync at 1/400th sec?
The D300 sync speed is 1/250th sec. Let the flash duration freeze the motion. Set your aperture based on the distance of the Speedlights to your subject.
You can use a flash meter and check the exposure at different locations in the gym. Then adjust the flash power or your aperture setting accordingly. The further away your subject is from the Speedlights the wider the aperture, the closer the smaller the aperture. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!