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Turning flash pre-fire off


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herbet Basic Member
Sun 28-Oct-01 04:05 PM

I'm using my F100+SB28 in studio together with a slaved monolight. The SB28 on camera with a softbox works as fill light and the monolight works as key.
I'm suspicious that the flash pre-fire is making the monolight to go off twice, once in the pre-fire and the second when the actual flash occurs. That messes the whole exposure since the monolight won't be able to recharge so quickly for the actual exposure. Is selecting simple TTL mode (instead of matrix TTL) the way to disable flash pre-fire? How do you guys usually go about that? Would I be better off by just plugging the monolight synch cord in my F100?
Thanks in advance,