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Old Oct 10, 2002, 7:14 PM   #1
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Default Dimage 7Hi flash question.

Hi all. In Steve's reviews of the Nikon Coolpix 5000 and 5700, he states the following (paraphrased):

This is the second year that Nikon has included a dedicated external flash shoe on their "Flagship Coolpix" camera and it still doesn't use the features of the Nikon speedlights it was designed for. It doesn't use the speedlight's AF-assist illuminator or control its motorized zoom head -- you must manually change the flash as you zoom the lens in and out. The D-TTL technology that can very accurately control flash exposure is missing. The 5700's internal flash must be "popped-up" so its sensor (located next to the flash tube) can be used to control the external flash's output. The best to do this is to use internal sensors that measure the flash illumination reaching the imager.

My question is, how does the 7Hi compare in this ability to control the lights?
Thanks for any help.
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Old Oct 11, 2002, 6:27 AM   #2
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Default Minolta's flash system

AF assist light: NO
Automatic flash zoom: YES
TTL metering: YES (Pre-flash TTL)
ADI (roughly the same as D-TTL): YES
Wireless TTL control: YES (only 7i and 7Hi)
Rear flash sync: YES
Multiple/strobe flash: YES (only with the 5600HS)
HSS (high speed sync): not needed, max. sync speed 1/2000 or 1/4000 s
Flash exp. bracketing: YES
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Old Oct 11, 2002, 8:17 AM   #3
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Default The 7 series is also much more flexible in studio strobes as

o Built-in internal flash can be turned off
o Built-in internal flash can be set @ lower levels to trigger studio stobes (ie it won't pre-flash), and recycle much quicker...
o The EVF can be manually overided for dark studio shoot!
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Old Oct 11, 2002, 9:55 AM   #4
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adding to above mentioned items:
on the Hi its got the little flash sync terminal too for those who like to be wired up
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Old Oct 11, 2002, 4:02 PM   #5
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and this is a great feature for the studio and manual flash users, shame on Nikon and Canon P/S digicams...
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Old Oct 13, 2002, 8:34 AM   #6
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Default thanks.

thank you all very much. (and thanks to Steve for the full 7hi review.)

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