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SB600 Speedlight


bfgstew e2
8 668 105 England
14 Jun 2011 9:41PM
Can anyone give me any advice on flash speeds for this model, I want it as fast as I can possibly get it. High speed flash is far too expensive so just need to see how fast I can get this unit.

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User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
14 Jun 2011 10:18PM
Can you be a bit clearer about what you mean by "flash speed". Do you mean the camera synchro speed or the actual duration of the flash?

Generally speaking, unless you have uncontrollable ambient light, the synchro speed is pretty irrelevant as the flash itself is of a very short duration and, in terms of freezing motion, is equivalent to a blisteringly fast shutter speed.
triumphv8 e2
7 453 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2011 10:31PM
Stewart,

Flash duration times published by Nikon in the SB600 tech. spec. :-

Flash duration (approx.):
1/900 sec. at M1/1 (full) output
1/1600 sec. at M1/2 output
1/3400 sec. at M1/4 output
1/6600 sec. at M1/8 output
1/11100 sec. at M1/16 output
1/20000 sec. at M1/32 output
1/25000 sec. at M1/64 output
bfgstew e2
8 668 105 England
14 Jun 2011 11:41PM
Yes sorry, bit unclear.

Flash duration was what I was after, thanks Steve.

Is here anything on the market that is quicker, 1/40000 sec+ and reasonably cheap?
triumphv8 e2
7 453 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 7:58PM
Not any low cost ones, obviously as the duration reduces, the light output reduces, so getting enough light at faster speeds means bigger or multiple tubes which is going to increase the cost.

Can point you to one that does around 1/100,000 but it costs 2500 - and that doesn't even include a trigger.
bfgstew e2
8 668 105 England
15 Jun 2011 8:20PM
Take a nought of it Steve and I may be interested.....................Sad

I have seen that unit and it's way out of my price range, ah well back to drawing board.....Wink

Thanks anyway mate, appreciated.

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