Overcoming some of the limitations of a D600

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
TeeTime
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Re: Overcoming some of the limitations of a D600

C D M wrote:

DRode wrote:

This is a non-issue except in the rarest of cases where, for example, someone wants to stop extremely fast action with a 1/8000 shutter.

D300s/D700/D3/D3s base ISO 200 max shutter speed 1/8000

D600 base ISO 100, max shutter speed 1/4000

These are the exact same exposure values. The same is tru for minimum ISO D300s/D700/D3/D3s minimum ISO was 100 using (Lo1), the D600 is ISO 50.

The D4 and D800 are better in the respect but the D600 is hardly lacking.

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Everyone bringing up the matter of ISO100 vs 200 is missing the fundamental benefit of having a fast flash sync speed: increasing the apparent power of a flash. When you really want to cut out ambient light but are maxed out on flash intensity, shutter speed is the only way to do it. ISO (and aperture) affects both ambient light and light from the flash. Alternatively, a higher flash sync speed allows one to use a lower power on the flash (for a given ratio of flash:ambient), which gives faster refresh on the flash between shots.

Granted, the difference between 1/200 and 1/250 is relatively small, but ISO has no place in the discussion of flash sync.

C D M, thanks for explaining it this way which makes perfect sense.

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Jerry

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