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.
The meter makes you enter a shutter speed because it makes the measurement in that time period. If there is only thei illumination of the very short duration flash then which shutter sped you set doesn't matter. But if there is ambient light the reading will be somewhat different.