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20th August 2011, 07:53 PM
20th August 2011, 11:05 PM
What camera / lens / lighting / light-modifiers do you have available? How many people in the group? What kind of location will it be shot in? Do you have a tripod?
20th August 2011, 11:30 PM
I have a d90 with a Nikkor 50mm f1.8, an 18-105mm Nikkor, and a Sigma 70-300mm.
My only lighting is an ancient Vivitar 283.
I have a tripod.
As of now, the venue is an outside picnic location during the afternoon hours.
I'm guessing I should use the 50mm, as the 18-105 is the kit lens and the 70-300 is a Sigma.
21st August 2011, 12:17 AM
If you're using a sync cord, it will have the flash shoe - usually with a spot to screw into - does the flash bracket have a screw?
21st August 2011, 05:03 AM
Bill, this flash was given to me as a gift sometime in the early 80's. There's no screw hole in the flash unit's shoe, just the contact for the hot shoe.
I still have some time, so I'll order the proper adapter. It just seemed a little silly to sell an off-camera flash bracket that doesn't come with a flash shoe.
21st August 2011, 05:25 AM
Just a word of caution - many old flashes used a VERY high sync voltage -- not sure what the limits are on your camera, but if you haven't used it with the camera before, then it would pay to research the sync voltages before doing so.
21st August 2011, 05:11 PM
Did not realize that this could be an issue. I've used this flash on both my Olympus E-510 and the D90 with no problems, though the usage has been very occasional.
Originally Posted by Colin Southern
I am considering the SB700 as a replacement.
Many thanks for your responses, Colin, and to Bill, as well.