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

Started Apr 2, 2004 | Discussions thread
spiny Regular Member • Posts: 270
Re: Impressive!

oldpear wrote:

There's no risk to damage either camera or flash unit. The X
contacts are just two pins of a switch, in fact, flashes with ISO
standard hotshoe could be attached to any brand of cameras except
new model of Minolta.

That's good news. I've just tried it out this afternoon and yes, it works as reported. I'll be using this a lot more so it's good to know that I won't be ruining my equipment.

Even though the D70 and SB800 are very clever pieces of equipment, there are still plenty of situations where all that automation can't help. Being able to have total manual control of both camera and flash means we can do things that would otherwise have been impossible.

What I'm doing right now is to cover up the contacts on the camera with a bit of cello tape. Then scrape off the tape when I want to use the flash normally. Then put on another piece of tape again when ... So I have roll of tape and a pair of scissors in my bag now. (Is there a better way?)

Thanks again for the tip, oldpear.

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