View Full Version : I must be blind....
26th of October 2001 (Fri), 05:13
I just purchased a D30 and am very happy so far. I have read D30 manual and played around with all of the controls, but for some reason, and I might be overlooking it, I do not see an X mode on the camera for using the internal or external flash/studio strobes like you do on 35MM and medium format.
What's the trick? What am I missing (besides a few marbles)?
Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
26th of October 2001 (Fri), 12:23
The "X" setting on conventional cameras selects the fastest shutter speed which would allow synchronization with electronic flash units. Although I can't find any specific reference to an "X" synch shutter speed in the D30 manual, the information on page 91 makes it pretty clear that 1/200 is the fastest speed that can be used with flash. It's important to note that flash units will synchronize just fine at speeds slower that this; synch problems only occur when you try to use a faster shutter speed.
I normally set the shutter to 1/60 for studio flash situations, in the manual mode, of course. The D30 selects its own shutter speed when used in automatic modes with EX flash units, but I like to use these units in the manual mode as well, so that I can use a slower shutter speed (1/15, for example) and let some of the ambient room light contribute to the exposure.
Anyway, 1/200 appears to be the D30's X synch setting.
2nd of November 2001 (Fri), 19:03
it will sync at any speed if you have the appropriate flash attached. 200 is the x, but high speed sync is possible.
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