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    Question Advise on SB-50DX in Fuji S1 pro camera

    Hi, can anyone help me on this newly brought speedlight using on S1 pro?

    From the manual, it states that the D-TTL will only appear when using a Nikon DSLR.

    Does SB-50DX works well with S1 pro camera which is recommended for digital?

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    S1 Pro and S2 Pro do not need and if I understand correctly do not support DTTL.


    The following is extracted from a review of S2 Pro (which uses TTL flash in a similar way to S1 Pro) from http://www.bythom.com/fujis2.htm
    Flash sync works to 1/125 of second. Flash metering uses five TTL sensors and can be balanced, slow-synced, and synchronized with the rear curtain. Unlike the Nikon digital SLRs, Fuji seems to have made Nikon's regular TTL system work just fine with the SuperCCD. In other words, the Fuji S2 can read TTL values by reflections off the CCD during exposure. The drawback to this is that TTL is only supported to ISO 400 (I suspect this has something to do with the changes Fuji made to the TTL meter reflection readings, as the N80 body supports higher ISO TTL). Thus, all your old Nikon Speedlights (e.g., SB-24, SB-25, SB-26, SB-28) work just fine with the S2--you don't need a DX-type Speedlight. Indeed, it's a joy to be able to use a wireless SB-26 with TTL on the S2, something that simply blows away the Nikon digital flash system.
    Last edited by mpenza; 4th March 2003 at 10:15 PM.
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    Does this mean that some of the functions stated on the flash specification are unable to use?

    If that is the case, then SB 26 would be a better choice for S1 pro right?

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    1. Probably. The DX is meant for Nikon DSLR cameras.

    2. SB26 is more powerful and has a wireless mode but is bigger. Performancewise, it's definitely better than the SB50DX. It's already end of line though, so you could only get them in the 2nd hand market.
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    Thanks for the advices MPENZA.

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