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Old Nov 28, 2003, 2:34 AM   #1
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Default Nikon 5700 and studio strobe metering question

Is there some function on the Nikon 5700 that I can use (as far as metering goes) that might negate the need for a strobe light meter? Or do I really need to use my light meter with my strobes?

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Old Nov 28, 2003, 2:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Nikon 5700 and studio strobe metering question

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Is there some function on the Nikon 5700 that I can use (as far as metering goes) that might negate the need for a strobe light meter? Or do I really need to use my light meter with my strobes?
No, the 5700 has no such capability. On the other hand, since the 5700 is digital, if you don't mind, you can guess first for the aperture and take a few shots to determine the exposures were correct. Then, use the setting you like the most. In fact, flash meters are very cheap these days. If I recall correctly, some of them can be had in about $100. I had a Minolta for a number of years and need a pocket size one for non-studio use. Then, I found Gossen DigiFlash, a small beauty. It can measure ambient (incident and reflective) and flash. It is about $150.

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