Internal vs External flash


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markccm

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Just realised this.

The internal flash on my Nikon F601 takes shutter speed of 1/30sec to flash, while my external Emoblitz flash takes 1sec to flash.
Meaning, the shutter speed is faster when the internal flash is used as opposed to the external flash.

Y is this so? I thought an external flash is more powerful than the internal flash, thus a faster shutter speed should occur when using an external flash. But it seems to be the complete opposite in this case. :dunno:
Is it normal? Or izzit juz me?

Also, the IR on my external flash turns on, sometimes not. Wonder y.
Anybody with answers?
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did you enable slow sync flash? anyway, shutter speed doesn't exactly change due to the power of the flash as flash duration are typically 1/1000s or faster.
 

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Did not enable slow flash leh. My fastest shutter speed 4 the internal flash is always 1/30sec.
& its still faster than my external. Wonder y.
 

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