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Steve Fels
 

Suitable flash for x-pan


Hi Guys, I have in my assortment of bits and pieces an sb-24 as well as a sb-600. Am I able to use either of these on my x-pan.
Thanks


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10/24/2008 3:11:52 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Hasselblad X-pan? Neither speedlight will function properly in their TTL modes, but the SB-24 can be used in its A (non-TTL Auto) mode by coordinating ISO and lens aperture settings between camera and lens. The SB-600 lacks the A mode, but can be used in M (manual output) and using the guidenumber formula (and/or trial and error) to set exposure - see pp. 34-37 of the SB-600 instruction manual.


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10/26/2008 1:05:18 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  P.S. With the X-pan set for panoramic, you'll have to set the speedlight zoom to ~1/2 the X-pan's lens focal length. Eg., with a 50mm lens on the X-pan and set for panoramic, you'll want to set the speedlight zoom head to 24mm.


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10/26/2008 1:15:04 PM

 
Steve Fels   Thanks Jon, The trial and error doesn't bother me, the best way to learn sometimes. I was just worried about the electronics not being compatable. Thanks again for your response.


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10/28/2008 11:28:29 PM

 
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