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Cannot set shutter speed above 250

I know it can be done but I dont seem to be able to access all the fuctions on the SB-900.

I have a D3x.

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You have to enter the menu by pressing the "OK" button until the menu appears. By scrolling all the way down you will find a setting where you can choose "FULL menu". You can also choose to set up an individual menu.

To set shutter speed above 250 you have to ensure "FP" for high-speed sync is enabled on the flash.

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Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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