Anyone used the D700 'strobe' mode?
I've played with it, had kids waving their arms but no pictures worth posting. At least I'll know how to use it should the occasion arise. Using Manual mode, shutter between 1/2 and 1/8. Repeating flash 1/8 power 3-5 flashes at 20-40 flashes per second. Guess I'm easily amused.
It's no problem to get both background and moving arm properly exposed without blowing out one or the other and fully stopping motion on the moving object. Now to find the perfect object.
#1. "RE: Anyone used the D700 'strobe' mode?" | In response to Reply # 0rnvanya Registered since 07th Jan 2008Tue 09-Sep-08 07:55 PM
Tried your settings in a normal office room (typical fluorescent lighting) and the subjects are way overexposed. Is it best to try this technique in a dark room? If so, how can you be assured of sharp focus on all your shots (figuring the camera will sometimes hunt for focus in low light)? I'm intrigued by the concept, but seems there needs to be some elaboration on the shooting environment.
#2. "RE: Anyone used the D700 'strobe' mode?" | In response to Reply # 1PaulBennett Registered since 09th May 2008Wed 10-Sep-08 10:15 PM
My camera focuses like a champ in near darkness so that's not been an issue and I have never needed the af assist 'headlight'.
I setup exposure without flash first which is important with a very slow shutter speed so you'll probably end up at ISO200 and f/22 in a well lit room. Then added low power flash for the moving object, which was closer to the camera than the environment room objects, and thus acting like 'fill flash'.
Having played with a Honeywell strobe at disco parties in the last century, I'm impressed with the range in flash number and flash rate available with the D700.