Nikon coolpix 5700 flash synch issue.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by van, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. van

    van Guest

    I'm trying to use my 5700 with studio strobes. I'm using an adapter that
    fits onto the Speedlight mount that you can plug a synch cord into to synch
    with the strobes. I've read the instructions on page 138 of the manual, but
    I can't get the strobes to fire without the camera's own flash firing. The
    manual talks about using an eternal "Speedlight" that you need to set to TTL
    but is says nothing about external strobes. Has anyone been able to
    accomplish this with this camera?
    van, Feb 23, 2004
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  2. Hi Van,

    I do not have a C5700, however if you are using an appropriate sync lead,
    then I would ensure that the internal flash option is switched off (just
    press your flash button until you see the flash sign with a circle and line
    going through it as in motorway no-entry signs).

    Also make sure that it is a suitable adapter as recommended by Nikon and not
    a normal one off-the-shelf in a camera store designed for film-based
    slr/tlr/compact/rangefinders, as digital models are very sensitive with
    voltages and so on and I would not run the risk of damaging the new camera.

    Stephen Leslie, Feb 24, 2004
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  3. van

    bob Guest

    With the 5000 there is a firmware update that allows turning off the
    internal flash while using an external one. You might want to check for

    bob, Feb 24, 2004
  4. van

    Scooby Guest

    Seem to remember there might be a trick to make this work at the wider end
    by setting the lens convertor option to pretend you have the wideangle
    accessory attached. Failing that, shoot in continuous mode - the internal
    is disabled then because it can't recycle fast enough. Haven't tested
    either of these tricks recently, and you may have to use them in
    combination, I forget :)
    Scooby, Feb 25, 2004
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