D700+SB600 terrible overexposure in AUTO FP - help please

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D700+SB600 terrible overexposure in AUTO FP - help please
Feb 24, 2012

Hi guys, I´ve been shooting for 25 year this year and I felt like a schoolboy when I tested SB600 flash on my D700 yesterday.... Well, the truth is I have never been fan of flashes, always avoiding them in my shooting style but nevertheless:

I got this SB600 flash from my dad, just trying to learn some basics of flash photography. A have learned all about commander/slaves/groups modes etc. but when playing with high speed sync - "AUTO FP" as Nikon calls it - I got all the pics overexposed by a high margin. I have tried many different settings here and I simply can´t figure out what I´m doing wrong!

SB600 is definitely NOT in the manual mode - it is in TTL (BL - tried both), showing "FP" sign on the display clearly. D700 is set to Aperture priority, ISO 3200-4000 (I did some interior shots), slow rear sync (tried all modes - doesn´t matter here). The measured exposure settings came to something like 1/800 f2.8....

Please can somebody experienced with flash photography put me into right perspective here? I doubt it is faulty camera/flash.... I simply do not understand something correctly.

Thanks a lot for the hint....

Nikon D700
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