Shallow DOF in bright light HELP

Started May 6, 2011 | Discussions thread
joejack951
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Re: Apologies
In reply to JamieTux, May 7, 2011

JamieTux wrote:

i only ever use my sb flashes off camera in wireless mode with the pop up as the commander. That's what my mistake is!

D'oh!

You can get your flashes to sync at high shutter speeds using the on-board flash as the commander but the on-board flash must be set to zero power (--) in order for this to work. As long as the camera thinks the pop-up is contributing to the exposure (even if the power is set all the way down on the pop-up), the flash won't wire about 1/250". When set to "--" the pop-up only fires a pre-flash which does not contribute to the exposure. I don't believe the manual goes into any great detail about this unfortunately.

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