Quote Originally Posted by coops View Post
So with flash being so fast the shutter speed is less important? Do you use pretty much the same shutter speed and adjust the aperture on the camera to the flash gun? For example my meter requires I put in a shutter speed to give me a flash/ambient reading. Using a 400 speed film I entered 100th sec, fired the flash at the meter and and was given 5.6 at 100th of a second. I would set the camera and flash to 5.6, make sure the iso was correct and thats it?
Guiess I could reduce the flash (using manual) by fractions and see what effect that has.
Shutter speed does not affect what the flash adds to the exposure

Shutter speed will change the affect of the ambient light.

For the subjects in range of the flash, flash + ambient = exposure.

Outside that range only ambient counts.

I'm not familiar with your meter so I don't know on that.