first flash gun on 550d - need higher f num than f4

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first flash gun on 550d - need higher f num than f4
Jan 11, 2013

Evening everyone,
I've taken the plunge this week in getting my first flash gun a Nissin D266 I think the model is for just over £100 (thought I'd be better off jumping in at the deep end with something decent rather than a cheapy then eventually upgrading).
Anyway, I'm stuggling to get the aperture off of f4 whenever im using it in shutter priority mode at 1/200.
When doing group shots, I'd like to opt for at least f5.6 & perhaps f7 but i cant seem to get that.
If i go into aperture priority & set it to f7, the shutter is then too slow to handhold.
I've got a canon 550d.
Does anyone have any advice or am I missing a basic point out?

Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4) Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5
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