Sych Speeds faster than 1/500 of a second with D70

Started Apr 2, 2004 | Discussions thread
Thomas Comerford Veteran Member • Posts: 9,745
Re: Sych Speeds faster than 1/500 of a second with D70

Benjammer wrote:

Cool trick. Perhaps it will work on a camera that would need a
faster shutter sync like the D200!

No, the D200 has a mechanical shutter which at higher shutter speeds is essentially a slit running across the sensor. So you would only expose part of the frame. The D200 can use Auto FP to get around that limitation by firing multiple bursts of flash, but I don't think that would freeze a drop properly.

The actual flash is really fast so using a slower shutterspeed like
1/60 should be fine for freezing stuff (with a flash). IS there a
big difference?

It depends on how much ambient light is present. If there is enough of it you might get some ghosting around the edges of objects. If there's no ambient light you can do a 3 second exposure and still get something like this:

Checkout my Water macro's, Maybe it would have been better if i
used 1/500, but these were shot at 1/60!, Too bad the focusing
wasn't perfect. I wasnt Using a tripod :o
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