D300 and built-in flash

Started Sep 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
rufusm Veteran Member • Posts: 3,035
Re: D300 and built-in flash

Correct, but you don't have to wait as long as in ttl mode, of course it's all about recycle/capacitor size. Hot shoe speedlights are the way to go. Sorry for the term burst.

pavi1 wrote:

With the built in flash set to 1/125 power you cannot take the next picture until the flash recycles.

rufusm wrote:

Small capacitor, but with manual flash settings you can lower your power and fire off a quick burst, at a shorter distance though.

bgillies wrote:

You understood me correctly. Try taking a quick series of photos using the built-in flash. The shutter won't work if the built-in flash hasn't recharged. Odd but true.

rufusm wrote:

I don't use the pop up except for cls but your camera 'locks up' until the pop up flash recycles? Just put the pop up flash down or am I missing what you mean by taking shots while waiting for it to recycle.

bgillies wrote:

I almost always use a flash outdoors for fill, but I am disappointed that the built-in flash is constrained. I don't mind it taking a few seconds to recycle, but I would like to take photos during the wait.


TeamTQ wrote:

Just my 2¢ - While many people take negative view of the pop up flash I think it can be useful for the right circumstances. I always assumed Nkon reduceced the rate at which pop-up fires in order to preven it from self destruction. It is a great little tool for fill flash or a real pinch. I am sort of an available light contrarian and a heavy flash user especially with d300. I use a quantum when shooting all day indoors because I melted a few speedlights, although I do own or more of the sb400, 600, 800, 900 and lots of AA rechargables. However, Nikon speedlights are about the best on the market for TTL... This something where Canon does not compare or come close

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