The ZX-M syncs at 1/100 sec or slower, so if you are using fill in the daylight you will need to use a pretty slow film -- even Velvia-50 or Pan-F will give you f/11 in open sun. Shadowed areas will be around f/4 -- using strobe you could bring them up to, say, f/8 or so for a pretty flat appearance, or a little lower (f/5.6) for a shadowed look that didn't go too dark on slide film. So put the sun behind the subject and leave the lens at f/11. Or set the lens to f/5.6 and let the rest of the world BLOW OUT.
It really depends on the look you want! There is no right answer. Fiddle around, try things.
Alternatively, you may want to add flash when the main ambient source is also from the front -- so if you add that f/8 flash to your f/11 scene, you're creeping up past f/13 towards f/16 -- and for color slide film, your colors are getting washed out and trashed. So adjust appropriately.
#1 rule: practice. Use B&W film for latitude when learning, or slide film to enforce strict discipline
Indoors, you will have more freedom. Try fiddling around with different effects, like setting the strobe to f/8, closing the lens to f/11 and giving the camera a non-flash exposure that will also hit f/8.... then wave your fingers in front of the strobe to give it a pattern of shadows, heh
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