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SB900 - Tips Advice?

Postby Cre8tivepixels on Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:05 am

Hey Guys....

Juts picked up the SB900 today....and have a wedding to do this Saturday.

Anyone have any tips or advice they might like to hand out or help me with as i don't have time to digest the manual at this point in time?

Thanks guys :)

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Re: SB900 - Tips Advice?

Postby gstark on Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:30 am

Cre8tivepixels wrote: i don't have time to digest the manual at this point in time?


Dan,

It'd probably give you indigestion anyway. :)

Given that you have a couple of days to play, that's exactly what I'd be doing.
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Re: SB900 - Tips Advice?

Postby Alpha_7 on Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:26 am

Dan,
I've had a play with one, but don't own one, but unless you can spend the next few days messing around with it and learning it well, then I'd stick with the SB-800 for the wedding, assuming you still have it, in situations where you need the shot, and have little time, sticking a piece of unfamiliar hardware in the mix isn't necessarily a great idea. I personally wouldn't risk it.
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Re: SB900 - Tips Advice?

Postby Cre8tivepixels on Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:27 am

Yeah thanks mate :)

Might do that :)

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Re: SB900 - Tips Advice?

Postby jdear on Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:31 am

make sure you put batteries in it. It helps... apparently.
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Re: SB900 - Tips Advice?

Postby barry on Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:12 pm

make sure you put batteries in it. It helps...apparently.


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Re: SB900 - Tips Advice?

Postby Hudo on Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:03 pm

I too shot a wedding last weekend using a SB900 on a D3. First time out with both apart from 2 studio shoots the day before with the D3. I usually use 4 x SB800's off camera with a D300 & D200 for much of our outdoor work. Works great most of the time. What I have found when i introduced the SB900 into the mix was since it only has 4 batteries and no provision for the 5th battery after a rapid fire of flashes (say 8~12) the SB900 shuts down in overtemp mode while the SB800's keep going.

Frustrating but the extra power (light) has it's advantages. On Camera with the D3 at night with a IS0 of 1600 it worked a treat.

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Re: SB900 - Tips Advice?

Postby aim54x on Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:09 pm

Hudo wrote:I too shot a wedding last weekend using a SB900 on a D3. First time out with both apart from 2 studio shoots the day before with the D3. I usually use 4 x SB800's off camera with a D300 & D200 for much of our outdoor work. Works great most of the time. What I have found when i introduced the SB900 into the mix was since it only has 4 batteries and no provision for the 5th battery after a rapid fire of flashes (say 8~12) the SB900 shuts down in overtemp mode while the SB800's keep going.

Frustrating but the extra power (light) has it's advantages. On Camera with the D3 at night with a IS0 of 1600 it worked a treat.

Mark


That is very valuable information, now to hope that Dan see's this.
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Re: SB900 - Tips Advice?

Postby Cre8tivepixels on Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:09 pm

Thanks Guys :)

This forum is invaluable :)

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