Nikon D100 shutter synch

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rfdjr, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. rfdjr

    rfdjr Guest

    I have a Nikon D100 and just recently bought a Nikon SB-600 Speedlight, which I
    have yet to do much work with. I'll have to figure it out since I'm supposed to
    shoot a concert next Saturday night. Correct, I'm not a professional
    photographer. And I don't want to screw things up with this flash. In reading
    the manual, it seems straight-forward enough for basic shooting, but there's one
    part that I'm not sure about and that's where it says to be sure the camera's
    flash synch mode is set to front curtain synch. I'm going through the manual for
    the camera and for the life of me can't find anything about this, and how to set
    it. Can someone help me out? Where do I find that setting, or, is front curtain
    synch the default for the camera and I shouldn't have to worry about it? I
    appreciate any help. Thanks.
    rfdjr, Sep 17, 2005
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    praecox Guest

    When you adjust your flash setting that would be the "slow" setting.
    Slow sync is the same as front curtain sync - when you choose "rear"
    that's your rear curtain sync. It's not the default so make sure you
    make the changes.

    Hope this helps! and have fun at the show. :D
    praecox, Sep 17, 2005
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    Roy Guest


    Do make some test shots well before hand. I and some others have reported
    that the SB600 and SB800, both give slight under-exposure. It seems to be
    deliberate Nikon policy, perhaps a hangover from the days of underexposing
    to get saturated colour on slide film.

    I almost always use plus a half or plus one stop Flash compensation.

    Roy G.
    Roy, Sep 17, 2005
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    rfdjr Guest

    Thanks, but where do I go in the menu to choose the right setting? I can't find
    it in the manual. I'm sure it's there, just having trouble. Thanks again.
    rfdjr, Sep 18, 2005
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