View Full Version : Fast flash!
08-12-2007, 05:52 PM
Hey guys as most of you hopefully no, i use a Nikon D70 but still havent got round to buying a external flash.
So i was jstu wodnering if you could give me some setting for Very quick internal flash but in low light conditions ? as i have a biking photoshoot for a 2 page spread, and need to get some decent results ?
any info would be top noitch.
08-12-2007, 07:11 PM
i have a d50 and i know 1/500th is the fastest sync speed.. that should be quick enough to freeze a bike?
Just make sure you are able to diffuse it somehow because the onboard flash gives off harsh lighting
08-12-2007, 07:27 PM
1/500th? how do i set it to that?
08-12-2007, 08:37 PM
you can go to Shutter priority and if you set the ss to 500 it ill work that way. If you need the flash you are going to be shooting at dark im guessing? (atrleast if your worried about shutter speed). You may need an extremely open aperture / high iso if you are going to get a shutter that fast
08-12-2007, 08:40 PM
shutter proirity or what ever i can get it at 1/60th?
08-13-2007, 07:34 PM
yes. in shutter priority, you can set the shutter to about anything... as long as it is under 1/500th, the flash will sync with it fine
08-13-2007, 07:39 PM
how do i do that? wher is is ?
08-13-2007, 08:08 PM
switch the camera to "S", then turn the dial til you get the wanted shutter speed.
08-13-2007, 08:19 PM
which dial lol, one on the front and one in the back ?
08-14-2007, 05:10 PM
i would the one on the back... should be righht abouve the "d-pad". as you spin it, the shutter speed should move up and down
08-14-2007, 07:51 PM
sorry wat i mean is i wanna take multi-shoots and i need the flash fast
08-14-2007, 08:00 PM
oohh, you will need an external flash for a fast recharge. Internal flash wont do for that
08-14-2007, 08:29 PM
any peeps would recomend? and show me the speeds which ti can recharge?
08-15-2007, 06:30 PM
With the D70 you can shoot in bursts of three before 1) the cache gets full and 2) the battery needs to recycle.
Recycle time is about 3 seconds.
For what you want to do you'll need to get an external flash to do it up-right. The SB600 or SB800 or the Metz mecablitz 58 AF-1 digital will do exactly what you want although you're still held to that three shot burst.
08-15-2007, 06:42 PM
so are you sayin it can be done with an internal ? that i can get 3 shots?
08-15-2007, 06:59 PM
please explain foto, i have never heard of this
08-17-2007, 02:55 PM
Digital cameras are set with a cache with how many shots you can take in a row before it rights to the card and is ready again.
For example the D70 allows you to shoot 3 shots, the D200 allows you 5.
the built-in flash can be set to increase exposure or decrease exposure to some extent, keep in mind with higher Sensitivity(ISO) ratings your flash will recycle faster.
for effect you can set a slower sync speed and set your flash to rear/slow sync. Get a nice blur at the end.
The internal flash is only good to about 17-20 feet so you have to be close. I really think for what you're doing you need the external flash to provide you more options and highter quality photos.
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