Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Auto-FP High Speed Flash Tutorial Video - D90!



This video discusses into depth about Auto-FP High Speed x-sync for Nikon SB- speedlights. This feature allows you to override the x-sync limitation of 1/250s (some models are limited to 1/200s, 1/320s, 1/500s) to use faster shutter speeds and/or to use higher apertures.

SUPPORTED camera and flash models: • NIkon SB-900Nikon SB-800Nikon SB-600 • Nikon SB-R200 • Nikon D80 (#25: Auto-FP: On / Off) • Nikon D90 (e5 in CSM) • Nikon D200 (e1 in CSM) • Nikon D300 (e1 in CSM)
I tried this last night with my D90 and Sb600 and it worked great. Really all you have to do is turn the FP to on! e5 in the menu

Here's the link to the video on YouTube: Click Here!

Thanks to Lilkiwiguy87 for posting this!

13 comments:

mjkimmel said...

Thanks for the blog post! Just bought a sb-600 and testing it out!

All-That-I've-Got said...

hey i really need your help i dont know who to turn to. I have a D90 and i'am using a PT04 wireless trigger. But my Sigma DG ST 530 flash is so fast. The screen went blank wheni increase the shutter speed. My maximum is 200 i cant go beyond 200 and on 250 the screen go half black. Please help!
neweraimports@hotmail.com

Scbbbc said...

All-that-ive-got, Wow I have no idea how to help you..hopefully one of our followers can help...sorry and good luck.

fRANK d said...

the 90 only sync to 200 so you can't go past 200 using the pt04 triggers. They are not TTL they are simply x sync flash manual triggers. If you want to do high speed sync you have to use pc sync cords or you can try do it wirelessly. If you go faster than 200 you will see the half curtain in your pictures half white half black.

fRANK d said...

i have the same issue with my pentax that only syncs to 180. The only slrs that can go past the sync speed are the NIkon d70, d50, and d40 since they sync at 500 but you can go past that using x sync up to 8000...pretty cool. Newer isn't alawys better. Long Live the d70s.

Femi said...

thk u so much!!!
this worked for me.

sue said...

hello. im confused. i am shooting downhill mountain bikers (in the woods) so theyre going fast and the trees block a lot of light. i have a d90 but i find that the 1/200 shutter speed is just not enough to freeze them. i turn the ISO very high and the aperature down low so exposure is ok but its slightly blurry. i want to get a dedicated flash that gives me a higher sync speed. is that possible for the d90. this blog says yes but then frank d said it doesnt work with the d90....

also, i need one on the cheaper side, was looking at the sb 600 but its not clear if it will solve my problem.

Scbbbc said...

Hey Sue, Get an Sb-600 you'll love it. you could then use the Auto-FP with a shutter speed of 500 to start out...Should work great and you should get some nice photos of those downhillers

BONNIE JUN WARDROBE & DESIGN said...

Help just bought a nikon d90. Also using an alien bees flash unit sync to the camera. The pictures are looking really soft, I have it set to 200 and f stop 11, which is the same settings I use for my d40. I'd like the pictures to be a little more contrasty. Something that's good for product shots. Any suggestions? Should I keep my d40? it seems as though there are some things that the d90 cant do, that my d40 does.

Scbbbc said...

Hello Bonnie, I'm not sure! hopefully someone else will see your post and help out. I to upgraded from the D40 to the D90 but would never go back....Maybe you could bump up you contrast in the camera setting?

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danny truneh said...

please help. I watched the video but I can't find the setting. please email me at dannyboy4213@yahoo.com
Many thanks,

Mr FeRuz said...

hye ..is it possoble if i using d5000?..