Re: [coolpix990] Re: Flash connector alternatives to the AS-E900???
- First off, West, since I'm from the general area where the Podunk
Indians lived I can advise dropping the 'e' from your spelling <grin>.
Your general method had occurred to me, and I have all the basic
ingredients, but didn't think the slave trigger would work right without
being aimed directly at the 990 flash. The reflective tape is a twist I
hadn't though of! I'll try what you suggest, but I still think I would
feel more comfortable with a wired connection. Thanks for the tip! The
metering you describe is exactly what I had in mind.
West Hovland wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Here's my poedunk(sic) way of bypassing the AS-E900 problem. I mount my
> cheap Vivitar flash with a $12 slave unit on top of my $14 bracket. Set the
> Vivitar to 'Auto" (meters the lights bounced back to its photo eye) Set my
> camera in Manual mode to 1/60 by f5.6 (recommended by flash). Cover the
> 990's flash with a loose piece of reflective tape. The rest is obvious...
> the 990's flash triggers the slave unit, the Vivitar shunts itself for the
> proper exposure and the whole setup looks very professional (despite the
> tape over the flash). With very little experimentation the photos turn out
> great. I'll try and post a image of my setup.
> West in Oregon
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