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How can I use Metz 45 CL-1 with Nikon D3000 and what should be my setting on Flash and on Camera

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First you need a hotshoe adapter to connect flash Sync cable to camera. You have to pay your attention about the following settings. Set the same ISO speed on flash gun and camera.( 100 or 200) White balance to Auto or Flash on camera. Mode dial to M (manual) and shutter speed to 1/200 or slower on camera. Aperture setting to 5.6 or 8 (both on camera and on flash) Now take some trial photos and check on the LCD display and histogram and do fine tuning to your exposure. Change the aperture value on camera to control the exposure of flash as well as the ambient light Change the shutter speed to control the exposure of ambient light. (!/200 or slower speed) I hope you got the solution to your problem. I also have the same set of equipments to do my photography.
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Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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