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    When i tried using manual mode for 430EX II and i use 1/8 , after i press the shutter halfway why always at 200 the shutter speed

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    Default Re: 430 ex ii

    Quote Originally Posted by melvyn83 View Post
    When i tried using manual mode for 430EX II and i use 1/8 , after i press the shutter halfway why always at 200 the shutter speed
    Manual Mode of the camera or Manual Flash mode? Different things. What do you mean with "i use 1/8"? 1/8s shutter speed or 1/8 flash power?
    If you use flash power 1/8 and (based on all other settings like Aperture and ISO) the resulting flash speed is above 1/200s then the camera will set the speed to 1/200 and the shutter speed display in viewfinder will blink (Canon). Reason is that 1/200s is the maximum X-sync speed for flashes in normal mode. You can take images but the result might not be what you intended.

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    max sync speed ...

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    Default Re: 430 ex ii

    1/200 is the max sync shutter speed of the flash with the camera body..
    1/8 is the power setting for the flash...both are independant variables...

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    I mean the flash itself ..

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    But always at 200 .. isn't correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvyn83 View Post
    But always at 200 .. isn't correct
    but thats the fastest ur camera can sync with the flash. read up on flash sync speed.

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    Default Re: 430 ex ii

    Quote Originally Posted by melvyn83 View Post
    But always at 200 .. isn't correct
    That's the upper limit. Whether this is correct for your picture and intention doesn't matter for the camera. It's a technical limit in this mode.
    You might want to read more: http://www.photonotes.org/articles/eos-flash/

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