Recent trip using flash with lens bayonet 24-120mm
Just wandering if anyone seen this before- when using the cameras flash 24-120mm and attached bayonet...my pictures come out with black semi-circle at bottom of picture see attachment.
After taking a few pictures I didn't know where it was coming from....then I realized it was the bayonet that was causing the problem...once i removed the bayonet it was fine...
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#1. "RE: Recent trip using flash with lens bayonet 24-120mm " | In response to Reply # 0gaopa Nikonian since 28th Jul 2003Fri 11-Jun-10 11:47 PM
Yep, that has happened to be before with other cameras and lenses. It is always a good idea to remove the lens shade when using the camera flash. However, with the SB-800 or SB-900 one can leave the lens shade mounted. Cheers, Bill P.
#2. "RE: Recent trip using flash with lens bayonet 24-120mm " | In response to Reply # 1zedbadee Registered since 05th Jun 2007Sat 12-Jun-10 12:05 AM
Thanks Bill for the advice- I didn't have my sb-900 with me at that time- I didn't know we were going into a waxworks museum. One learns by doing....
#3. "RE: Recent trip using flash with lens bayonet 24-120mm " | In response to Reply # 0
Page 374 in the D700 manual recommends removing the lens hood when using the camera's built-in flash. It also lists the distances and focal lengths below which you could still get shading from the lens, even with the hood removed.
The ultimate solution is a separate Speedlight
#4. "RE: Recent trip using flash with lens bayonet 24-120mm " | In response to Reply # 0
As has been noted, you will have to remove the lens hood for this lens, or other large diameter lenses.
The problem arises because, like a lens, all flashes have a projection within a Field of View and any object that extends into this area will cast a shadow. This problem also arises in Macro photography when tilting and SB-900/800/600 down to the Macro mode and longer Micro lenses and the solution is to remove the lens hood or move the Speedlight.
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