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Flashsync on my Rx

larsson

Member
I have an sunpack 3600 flash with my Rx. The thing is that when i use the camera with the flash on it automatically sets it self to 1/60... everytime. Isn't the flashsync on the rx 1/125? is there any way i can change this? "clueless"
 

coyot

Well-Known Member
> Johan,

Sounds like you are shooting in A(perature) priority mode. You can also shoot in M(anual) mode and set your shutter speed to 1/125th. Set the Aperature according to the guide number of your flash if your sunpack has a manual mode (GN in feet divide by distance of subject is equal to the f-stop.) I don't know if the 3600 allows you to shoot in TTL mode or A mode?

Michael.
 

larsson

Member
I tink it's A mode but i don't really know... I've never been very enlightened when it comes to flashes :p
I'll look around for the manual.
 

marc

Active Member
If you shoot in M or Tv mode, you always can manually set shutter speed to 125. In Av and P mode, the camera will set the speed between 1/60 and 1/125, depending on the chosen aperture and the ambiance light. So you will only get 1/125 in Av or P mode if you are shooting at bright daylight, when the camera decides to do fill-flash. As in P mode the aperture is chosen automatically by the camera - depending on what kind of ISO film you are using - and this usually won't be the one with the largest opening, you will rarely see 1/125 flash-sync in P mode. Using Av mode at least allows you to manually set the largest aperture and thus forcing the camera's automatics to choose 1/125 sync-speed as soon as it's programming allows it.
Remember, all these routines only work with a dedicatet TTL-Flash (I don't know if the Sunpak belongs to that category). If the flash is not TTL, you would have to dial up 1/125 in M mode, choose an aperture and set up your flash accordingly.
Hope this helps, as the manual is quite unclear about it.
Marc
 

larsson

Member
thanks Marc i tnik i get it now
 
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