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"synch" speed for CoolPix 990

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#1 hommeworks


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Posted 02 March 2002 - 11:13 PM

I'm shooting with a CoolPix 990, the internal flash turned off, and I'm curious what the "synch" speed is when I'm using a Sea&Sea YS120 strobe. I'm getting tired of taking my chances with TTL.

#2 james


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Posted 03 March 2002 - 08:25 AM

Have a look at my Strobe Test Page at:


Oddly enough, the strobe will synch at "insane" speeds because the digital "shutter" is not the same as a curtain on a NikV for example - or any other film camera.

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#3 rstark


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Posted 03 March 2002 - 09:42 AM

It will sync at any speed. This can be used to isolate the background (black background) if used in completely manual mode. Set shutter to 1/1000, aper to f11 and force flash.