How to get the best out of your popup flash photography life. Nikon sb800 speedlight flash gn125 bounce, zoom at keh. My biggest worry was calculating all the light ratios involved to get a proper exposure as you cannot take into account the actual flash output when metering incamera. Ive followed nikons instructions for ittl but a high percentage of shots are overexposred or underexposed. Selecting slow sync mode is the way to get the backgrounds to fill in with. And then adding a touch of flash to even out the shadow areas or lift the contrast. Learn how to properly use flash when doing flower photography and discover. When i was first getting into macro i went on a similar quest and i wound up with an r1c1 kit with an extra sb200 i think thats the model number for the flashes, and two sb900s and a sb910, in that order. Fill flash outdoors works best at iso 400 and shutterpriority. A feature available in some flash units that fires the flash many times while the shutter is open, during a brief exposure, producing a strobelight effect. Discussion in nikon started by paydas, jan 7, 2009. Nikon sb 800 af speedlight for nikon digital slr cameras. In this setup, the master flash was placed offcamera on the left to emphasize the subject. Selectively brightening your subject using fill flash can vastly improve your.
I set up a westcott orb with a nikon sb800 inside and positioned the softbox between the sun and my. As soon as a new photographer gets her hands on a canon 580exii or a nikon sb700, they inevitably want to use it. I like to use the unit occasionally for flash fill. An introduction to fillflash for photography improve. Here are some techniques that will get you thinking about new ways to use your flash. Im using commander mode on the flash so that i can use it off camera. Page 1 autofocus speedlight sb 800 instruction manual page 2. Your new sb speedlight from nikon can be the most powerful accessory in your bag.
Is there any special technique or configuration i have to input to my sb 800. The cords allow independent positioning of each of the flash heads on a bracket attached to the front of the lens. Unless full advantage of the bill is taken, sb 800 may do little to reduce the number of lawsuits filed, and may not improve the relationships between subcontractors and builders. His main light was an sb800 fired through a 60inch umbrella that stood at camera left, which gave him a broad, soft light source. I use lights all the time for fill flash or to add drama to pet pictures. This gives you a broad range of aperture settings within the turndown ratio of the flash, and shutterpriority gives you ambient light control. A variety of flash modes available with the sb 800 are explained. This can be with flash as an equal partner to the available light, or with flash as a subtle fillflash. The nikon speedlight sb600 comes complete with a speedlight stand and a soft case, while two ttl remote cords, sc29 and sc28, and the color filter set sj1 are available as options. In this mode, the photographer can control the flash output, number of times the flash fires, and how often the flash fires. The nikon sb800 requires you to go into the speedlight menu to select the remote mode. The sb 800 also facilitates advanced wireless lighting, up to 3 sb 800 units can now. Discontinued speedlight sb800 nikon india private limited.
Its comprised of two flash heads attached via coiled cords to a control unit mounted on the cameras flash shoe. Fill flash is used to supplement existing light in a scene its generally not the primary light source as a flash often is at night but fills in light where natural light doesnt go. Unless you are indoors or in a conservatory, chances are your floral subjects are moving. Finally, a flash unit lets you control the effect of movement in your floral images. In nikon sb 800, switch on the flash and select the rpt mode.
The techniques are related, but there is some slight change in our approach with any of those choices. Honest, all the other features are meaningless for practical photography. Nikon sb800 sb800 flash rotation mod modification sb 800. Jul 19, 2011 adorama photography tv presents the nikon sb 700 speedlight, an affordable prolevel flash. Welcome to the master your flash series learn to use high speed focal plane flash sync to balance your background and subject. Using the multi selector, browse to you find the icon for wireless flash. Its a poor choice for general photography, for which no flash at all is best, and your builtin flash is usually perfect for daytime fill. Here is a quick video to demonstrate how to setup the sb 800 to be a slave flash to the cameras popup flash. The nice thing about the sb 800, is that it comes with an extra battery compartment for the fifth battery, which helps in reducing the recycle time and it can take external battery packs for continuous flash shooting. Reference information optional accessories, troubleshooting, speedlight care, specifications, etc. Allow the flash unit to cool down so that you can safely touch it and remove the. The nikon sb 800 speedlight is a professional grade camera flash usable with all nikon cameras. When the wireless flash icon is highlighted, press the select key and browse down till you see remote, select remote, and press and hold the select key again for 2 seconds. This was certainly how i felt when i first purchased my nikon speedlight.
For macro pictures, i observe that the light does not seem to be enough. Download the sb 800 flash shooting techniques guide file size 2. The nikon speedlight sb600 also has plenty of style, both with compact dimensions and a triangular motif consistent with the nikon dslr theme. Its the only flash, along with the almost identical sb 600, that works properly with the d70 and the new ittl exposure system. Its not unmanageable, but its bigger then the sb 400, sb 600 or sb 800. Even with the sb800 off the camera remote, this is not the type of flash for the type of macro photography. The sb 800 also comes with plenty of accessories such as a diffuser dome, color gels and a stand for offcamera use. As soon as a new photographer gets her hands on a canon 580exii or a nikon sb 700, they inevitably want to use it. In nature photography, the primary light is the sun, and the fill light is the equivalent of the open sky, which softens.
Flash has many different applications for photographing wildlife. Probably the sb 800 is the wrong flash for macro photography. This dvd simplifies nikons creative lighting system so you can take the photos you want. The superslave fired the sb 800 from about 110 feet away. Flash value lock flash value fv is the amount of flash exposure needed for a subject. For your safety before using your product, please read the following safety precautions carefully and thoroughly to ensure correct and safe use and to help prevent damage to your nikon product or injury to yourself or others. Using your flash as a fill light means that you allow ambient light to enter your camera whilst also supplementing the lighting in the scene with light from the flashgun. This new flash unit is designed to complement the d2h digital slr and incorporates many new features associated with nikons ittl creative lighting system including flash value lock, auto fp highspeed sync and flash colour information communication.
So, if you have a mix of sb 800 s and other flashes, pw the others and slave the sb 800 s. How to use an oncamera speedlight as fill flash for portraits. Kevin kubota photo of a family having a picnic in the park using flash fill light. A subcontractors guidebook for sb800 the fix it right to. This episode, master trainer andrew boey shares why this happens and how you can easily over come this problem with just. Nikon sb800 electronic flash and accessories savazzi. Buy any nikon flash speedlight made in the last 15 years with a ttl setting and it. I was just into the high speed sync range with the shutter speed. Intelligent ittl system supports automatic balanced fill flash can automatically control. The sb200s are great for some macro shots and terrible for others. What everybody ought to know about flash for fantastic flower. Adding fill or full flash allows you to use a small fstopat least. Advanced operations information on advanced flash shooting techniques using the sb 800 is described. Some point and shoot cameras even have a fill flash option that ramps back the strength of the flash a little which is ideal.
Sb900, sb800, sb600 training dvd confused after reading the manual. The flash balanced the natural light, which was really the main light for the photograph. The nikon sb900 and canon speedlite 600exrt are the latest flashgun. Take creative control with an external camera flash from nikon. Nikon sb 800 electronic flash and accessories the sb 800 is the current top flash model for nikon dslr cameras. A flash technique to add a pro touch to your photographs. Radio control advanced wireless lighting that does not require lineofsight to. While this will depend on the situation and also personal taste, we are going to walk through some scenarios and get to a wider understanding hopefully of what we want to achieve with our fillflash. The sb 800 works with every nikon camera made for the past 40 years. The sb 900 is a flash for fulltime newsmen and wedding shooters. Canons most versatile macro flash system is the macro twin lite mt24ex.
Flashlit flower closeup photography can be beautiful if you have the technique. Apr 18, 2012 using my flash set at 1 gave me the added illumination i needed to keep the interior structures sharp even though the lily petals remain out of focus. Does anyone know a baseline setting to get consistently pleasing flash fill with the sb 800. Repeat mode gives a flashing strobe effect with which you can take multiple shots in one single long exposure. This is using nikons standard cls system that uses the builtin flash on the camera. The new ittl flash control system, sb 800 supports automatic balanced fill flash that delivers outstanding results as well as new creative possibilities. First, lets take a look at a few examples of the various ways in which we can use flash. Some more advanced digital cameras will allow you to experiment with the strength of the flash you use. A miniature soft box can be useful in macro and closeup photography. In other words, best fill flash settings, would revolve around your camera settings for correct or close to correct, ambient exposure. May 22, 2012 home how to 3 proven flower lighting techniques for beautiful macro. This was taken toward evening, and the existing light was kind of flat, so i ended up using an sb 910 and firing it through a scrim from the left side to fill in the shadows. Nikon sb800 electronic flash and accessories the sb800 is the current top flash model for nikon dslr cameras.
Dec 12, 2018 hate how your flash kills the lovely ambient color of a room or a location. The best fillflash settings can be summarized with this one idea we want to better expose our shadow areas. Tricks for using flash without killing ambient color youtube. But what ive found with my nikon d3 bodies, when used with the sb900, that the fillflash flash is still too much, even when turned down 3ev on the flash exposure compensation.
There is a reason for ring and dual source lighting for macro work. This will enable you to tailor your flash to the situation youre in. What everybody ought to know about flash for fantastic. View and download nikon sb 22s instruction manual online. Other functions detailed information on each function of the sb 800 is provided. The sb 800 also facilitates advanced wireless lighting, up to 3 sb 800 units can now communicate monitor pre flash data with the master unit for fully automatic multiple flash exposures, removing the need for flash meters or manual calculations. Available at adorama, nikon sb800 speedlight, and nikon diffuser. Page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5 page 6 page 7 whats the best macro flash kit you can buy. There are a number of possible solutions to this problem but one of the easiest is to override the camera and force it to shoot with a flash a technique often called fill flash. It was nikons best flash until the complex sb 900 arrived in 2008. An opportunity for increased partnership the proponents of sb 800 look upon this bill as an opportunity, not a panacea. It has a guide number of 38 m and works either as an ittl wireless slave or an ittl wireless controller. Flash photography the easy way david tejadas easy flash tips. Apply the concepts of portrait lighting, with a primary flash and a fill flash, to direct light from different directions at different intensity to give natural dimension and shadow to your subject.888 662 1408 959 723 1066 1528 731 1530 585 1234 885 413 394 755 582 1294 827 330 493 696 466 1211 1259 1305 238 816 1075 152 1349 1358 1387 357 707 1547 1139 692 488 457 846 708 1224 1267 443 55 1440 233 1035 435