Flash Sync: F100 or F5 with the SB28

Discussion in 'Photography' started by David, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. David

    David Guest

    My understanding is that using the F100 or F5 with the SB28 flash (i know,
    no longer made) you could put it in a mode to get the flash sync faster than
    the normal 1/250th. Has anyone done this, and what does it involve? Also, I
    believe the SB80 has replaced the SB28....can you do the same with the SB80?


    David, Aug 12, 2003
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    tony Guest

    i have the SB28 (i think its the 28DX?) on an N65.
    N65 flash sync is 1/90 tops... the SB manual claims i
    can get that to 1/125 but try as i might i just can't do it.
    follow the instructions does not get me the flash sync symbol
    on the flash.

    anyone ever try this with an N65?

    tony, Aug 12, 2003
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  3. David

    David Guest

    have you tried shutter priority? for some reason that escapes me, with my
    N80, in aperture priority and total program it always sets to 1/60th with
    the SB28, but in shutter priority and manual I can use 1/125th.

    David, Aug 12, 2003
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    Jeff Higgins Guest

    I have a SB-80DX and an F5, but have never tried this. However, the flash
    manual describes a FP High-Speed Flash sync mode. With the F5, F100,
    F90X/N90s, F90-Series/N90, you can sync between 1/250th and 1/4000th sec.
    With the D1 series, the sync range is 1/500th to 1/6000th. For the 80DX,
    you put the flash in manual mode and then press the + or - button until FP
    appears on the LCD. You then determine the necessary aperture and flash
    output level for the main subject's shooting distance, set these on the
    flash, then set the same aperture on the camera or lens. Finally set the
    shutter speed on the camera within the above ranges and you're good to

    BTW, I have no idea whether any of this would work with the SB28.

    Jeff Higgins, Aug 13, 2003
  5. David

    ink Guest

    "Jeff Higgins" dropped into the real world with a crash and proclaimed...
    That's exactly the way it works with the SB28, too. I have the F100 with
    the SB28 - it's a bit of a fiddle, but it works like a charm. The
    solves the problem by emitting a series of short flashes during the exposure
    to achieve correct lighting. There's a good chart in the manual of the SB28
    to describe this.

    ink, Aug 13, 2003
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    tim sewell Guest

    If you already have a SB28, (and its manual :)) turn to page 49 of the
    manual, where the process is fully explained.
    I haven't done it, but the procedure looks pretty straight forward.
    Tim S.
    tim sewell, Aug 15, 2003
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