I shot an event last night and ran into an issue that I could use some help on what/why this happened.
I was working w/ two cameras and only one flash. So I used the on-camera flash on the D700. I set up the D700 for continuous low and then continuous high, however, either way it only would fire one exposure rather than continuous. I am assuming this is b/c of using the on-camera flash. Testing it w/out the flash that night the continuous mode kicked back in. Is this a limitation of the flash itself not being able to recharge or is there a setting or something that I missed?
I would have agreed w/ you when I started shooting w/ the D700 too. However, learning about fill flash and more intricate lighting techniques, flash is a great tool. So I would recommend not ruling it out, and I am only just venturing down this path.
With the Camera set in Continuous Release mode only one picture will be taken each time the shutter release button is pressed. The shutter release may be briefly disabled to protect the flash after it has been used for several consecutive shots. The flash can be used again after a shotr pause. See page 187 of the D700 Users Manual. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
hello, as far as I can tell the limitation you had is because of the on-camera flash. When I have my sb-600 on the camera and I sync it at 320 (e1 setting 320 fp sync speed), the camera will flash at it´s rated high speed.
If I use the on-camera flash, then it will only fire one frame at a time as if you were on single frame mode. This protects the small flash on the camera.
As far as I can tell, there is no setting in the camera to control this, other than lowering the power in your on-camera flash so it can recycle faster and the flash itself does not heats up so fast...
nope, I just tried that in my camera and it still does one frame at a time..
It is great to have such a helpful and supportive group to bounce things off of here.
In the middle of the shoot it can get really stressful and in this situation I thought I was losing my mind, It took a minute to stop and compose myself to what might be happening, test and see the results. And nice to come here for help afterward to make sure what I tested was accurate.