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    hi guys, im using nikon d5300 with sb 800 flash. how can i adjust the shutter speed more the the sync mode of the flash? cause even if i turn the dial it only sticks to 1/200 sec. thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: question for nikon d5300

    Quote Originally Posted by jdr26 View Post
    hi guys, im using nikon d5300 with sb 800 flash. how can i adjust the shutter speed more the the sync mode of the flash? cause even if i turn the dial it only sticks to 1/200 sec. thank you in advance.

    it says noting about high speed sync.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdr26 View Post
    hi guys, im using nikon d5300 with sb 800 flash. how can i adjust the shutter speed more the the sync mode of the flash? cause even if i turn the dial it only sticks to 1/200 sec. thank you in advance.
    Why would you want to do that? If the shutter is faster than the sync speed of the flash you will get black stripes in the frame. The camera is smart enough not to allow that, because it does not support higher sync speeds.
    Describe what you want to achieve, maybe you just need to do something differently instead of turning a dial without success.
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    HSS is set in the camera body ......Flash menu...... Auto FP=On
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    octarine,
    i like shooting portrait outdoor with shallow depth of field. now my prob. is, its too bright outside and i need to use flash to fill the shadow part on the face but i want to use f1.8-2 to get the blurred background. with these setup i over exposed, any suggestion how to deal with this kind of situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdr26 View Post
    octarine,
    i like shooting portrait outdoor with shallow depth of field. now my prob. is, its too bright outside and i need to use flash to fill the shadow part on the face but i want to use f1.8-2 to get the blurred background. with these setup i over exposed, any suggestion how to deal with this kind of situation?
    you can:

    - Upgrade to more high end bodies.

    - Shoot without using flash.

    - Use reflector to fill instead.

    - Use reflector as a shade.

    - Move your location to under shade.

    - Photoshop the background.
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    you can use ND filter as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdr26 View Post
    octarine,
    i like shooting portrait outdoor with shallow depth of field. now my prob. is, its too bright outside and i need to use flash to fill the shadow part on the face but i want to use f1.8-2 to get the blurred background. with these setup i over exposed, any suggestion how to deal with this kind of situation?
    Your view on exposure is too narrow. Catchlights has given a long list of other options, nothing much to add but I would question why it always need to be f/1.8. Many lenses still produce a nice background blur at f/4. Other ways to influence the background blur are to select different focal length and experiment with the distance camera - model - background. If you need to blur the background then probably it is the wrong one.
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    tnx for the reply guys. cheers.

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