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    Default Questions regarding combo of afs 17-55 2.8 and sb 700

    Wanted to ask if i were to use the 17-55 and the sb 700,is the flash powerful enough to light up a group of 5 people? basically shots would be taken indoors and i doubt that using the built in flash on the camera would be sufficient..

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    Short answer, yes SB-700 and 17-55 can give you proper exposure if you're talking about direct flash and group is about 10m or less away.
    Last edited by J-Chan; 3rd August 2013 at 01:11 AM.

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    Default Re: Questions regarding combo of afs 17-55 2.8 and sb 700

    Depends on your exposure settings. You need to understand it first. Exposure triangle, then add flash.

    Or just auto everything and pretend.

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    Default Re: Questions regarding combo of afs 17-55 2.8 and sb 700

    Quote Originally Posted by nacholibre View Post
    Wanted to ask if i were to use the 17-55 and the sb 700,is the flash powerful enough to light up a group of 5 people? basically shots would be taken indoors and i doubt that using the built in flash on the camera would be sufficient..
    you don't want to use built in flash when you mount the Nikon 17-55 lens on your camera, this lens is too huge that will cast a shadow on the low part of your photo.


    yes, SB 700 able to give decent exposure for a group of five, but if you shoot in a ball room with a 5 m ceiling, and you want to do a ceiling bounce using ISO 100 with aperture of f11, expecting a nicely correct exposed photo..... that is not going to happen.
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    Default Re: Questions regarding combo of afs 17-55 2.8 and sb 700

    so basically to utilise this combo,i have to setup a high iso and play around with the aperture and shutter speed right? and yes i once tried taking a photo using a built in flash while using the 17-55 and it did cast a shadow upon the lower part of the photo.So to avoid getting the shadow all i need to do is play around with the iso and shutter speed plus aperture right? just to double check the sb 700 is powerful enough to light up a group photo without casting a shadow on big lenses like the 17-55 right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nacholibre View Post
    so basically to utilise this combo,i have to setup a high iso and play around with the aperture and shutter speed right? and yes i once tried taking a photo using a built in flash while using the 17-55 and it did cast a shadow upon the lower part of the photo.So to avoid getting the shadow all i need to do is play around with the iso and shutter speed plus aperture right? just to double check the sb 700 is powerful enough to light up a group photo without casting a shadow on big lenses like the 17-55 right?
    The shadow is caused by the large 17-55mm lens blocking the light from your built-in flash. The more powerful the flash is, the more pronounced the shadow.

    The SB-700, when mounted on the hot shoe, will be high enough and to be blocked by the lens.
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    Default Re: Questions regarding combo of afs 17-55 2.8 and sb 700

    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    The shadow is caused by the large 17-55mm lens blocking the light from your built-in flash. The more powerful the flash is, the more pronounced the shadow.

    The SB-700, when mounted on the hot shoe, will be high enough and to be blocked by the lens.
    Thanks for the info!

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