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

Started Apr 2, 2004 | Discussions thread
Photobug Veteran Member • Posts: 5,561

Wonderful shots!

However, for such shots a slower shutter like 1/500 can do too, right?

Just curious, what lens did you use?

Dan Judd wrote:

I saw a post earlier today from Oldpear. He noted that it is
possible to use a Nikon Speedlight with the D70 at speeds faster
than 1/500 sec. by blocking the back 2 flash contacts and running
the flash in manual.

Well I tried it and it works! I covered the 2 back contacts with a
piece of tape and then connected my SB-800. I set the D70 and the
SB-800 to Manual.

After a little fine tuning I was able to shoot the following images:

Shutter 1/3200 F8, SB-800 1/128 ouput level.

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Nikon D70, N6006 & FM bodies; Nikkor 18-70/3.5-4.5G AFS, 50/1.4 AF, 80-200/2.8D AF, 35-80D AF, Tokina 20-35 AF

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