What flash do you use?

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Vince P
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Re: What flash do you use?
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RichieStringer wrote:

Vince P wrote:

RichieStringer wrote:

I'm thinking about getting myself a Godox V685II to work in TTL with my Z6II i've seen videos on Youtube showing it does work in TTL mode. I know some flash units including some Godox don't work with TTL despite being a TTL flash.

They do work in TTL but it's not the same as Nikon TTL-BL, with Nikon units. It doesn't use pre flash metering information It just fires the flash until there is a correct exposure. Although that may be changing with the partnership companies.

It is not too bad with one unit as a main light and is easy enough to work around but when running and gunning or especially multiple units, it is easier.

So let me get this right, it fires the flash multiple times until the exposure is correct? I thought with TTL the camera and flash communicate and the flash adjusts power output to get you a correct expoure. I've only ever used flash units in manual mode by taking shots and adjusting then when i'm satisfied with the exposure keeping that photo and deleting the others with exposures I wasn't satisfied with. It used to irritate me.

If I just want correst exposure every time using TTL without having to do test shots would a Nikon SB-500 or maybe SB-700 be better?

It doesn't flash multiple times (Except in HSS but that's a different issue) . It works with the camera to identify the ambient exposure and, with a pre flash, the subject distance and amount of fill needed so it can try and balance flash and ambient.

In multiple set ups it also means that, without compensation, each unit should contribute the same light on their subject rather than the same output from each unit irrespective of their distance to subject.

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