Flash guns - 35mm vs Digital

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Snowman, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman Guest

    I'm thinking of getting a flash gun to add to my Nikon F60, however my
    longer term plan is to replace the F60 with a digital SLR which can use the
    Nikon mount lenses I have - something like a D100. My question is, would a
    flash gun that works on a 35mm SLR like the F60 also work on a Digital SLR
    like the D100?

    Peter.
     
    Snowman, Jan 15, 2004
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  2. sure if connects the same a the F60
    I'm thinking of getting a flash gun to add to my Nikon F60,
    however my
    longer term plan is to replace the F60 with a digital SLR
    which can use the
    Nikon mount lenses I have - something like a D100. My
    question is, would a
    flash gun that works on a 35mm SLR like the F60 also work on
    a Digital SLR
    like the D100?

    Peter.
     
    Boots Crofoot, Jan 15, 2004
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  3. Snowman

    Ray Guest

    I have a FujiS602Z and My son's D80 worked fine, but a bit overkill really.

    Ray
     
    Ray, Jan 15, 2004
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  4. hello,
    I am doing just that with my Canon 10, usqing my old flash.
    The only problem is that the front lens of the flash is coupled with the
    lens setting, although quite loosely. And the focal length setting of the
    flash should be multiplied by 1.6 somewhere, which it is not.
    So that it works very well, but I am illuminating a much too large area.
    Setting that focal length manually would improve the efficency of the flash,
    but I have not tried it, I don't even know if it can be done!
    yours
    robert hirschel
     
    Robert Hirschel, Jan 16, 2004
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  5. Snowman

    Gavin Cato Guest

    Make sure you get a "DX" flash. Currently there are 3 avail.

    SB28 DX
    SB80 DX
    SB800

    The SB800 has replaced the SB80 but I'm sure theres a few floating around
    still.

    Gav
     
    Gavin Cato, Jan 16, 2004
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  6. Snowman

    Snowman Guest

    Thanks for that - I was actually thinking of a Nikon dedicated Vivitar. I
    don't suppose you have any knowledge of using a non-Nikon flash do you?

    Peter.
     
    Snowman, Jan 16, 2004
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  7. Snowman

    Gavin Cato Guest

    No I haven't.

    The issue is that the Nikon DSLR's either support DTTL (most of them) or
    ITTL (D2h and presumable the future nikon slr's - this is sb800 only) and
    need a DX flash to achieve this.

    The 3rd party flashes to my knowledge don't support DTTL and they certainly
    won't do ITTL as it's so "new".

    You might be interested in the Fuji S2 which I believe works with pretty
    much any flashgun, though I think it's on the verge of being discontinued
    for replacement.

    Gav
     
    Gavin Cato, Jan 16, 2004
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  8. Snowman

    Snowman Guest

    Thanks Gav, that's just the information I needed.

    Peter.
     
    Snowman, Jan 17, 2004
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