I need help with Nikon SB-28DX Flash

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Flash Gordon, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon Guest

    I just bought a Nikon SB-28DX I've read the instruction not much help.
    How do I set it up for flash fill ? Is the main question.



    Gordon
     
    Flash Gordon, Jul 10, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    I find that hard to believe. What would be the point of fill flash with a
    1/30th of a second sync speed? There isn't any. I'm looking at the manual
    for my SB-80, and it doesn't say any such thing. I owned the SB-28 and used
    it with an 8008s for years, and it fill-flashed up to 1/250th of a second.
    Perhaps I misunderstand you.
    mc
     
    Matt Clara, Jul 11, 2003
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    StillMan Guest

    Flashes with the "DX" suffix have additional functionality for digital
    cameras, but operate exactly the same as a non-DX flash on a film body. I
    assume that future Nikon speedlights will be DX, since the 80 (which
    replaced the 28) and 50 are DX.

    The SB-28DX does two things on a digital body that it doesn't do on a film
    body:
    1. Preflash to determine flash exposure. This really stinks, I wish Nikon
    could figure out a way to give us a professional digital camera with
    something that approximates OTF flash control. (Fuji did with the S2.)
    2. When in "A" or Auto mode, the camera sets the aperture value on the
    flash. My D1 and D1X both do this on my SB-28DX, but not my SB-28. My F100s
    do not set the aperture value at all, it must be done manually.



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    StillMan, Jul 11, 2003
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