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Member Since 10 Apr 2020
Offline Last Active Apr 15 2020 09:33 AM

Using Elinchrom D-Lite RX 2/4

10 April 2020 - 03:13 AM



I'm not sure where to post this as it is most certainly a question from a sort of beginner but for a complex camera (D7100). Having bought it 7 years ago I was overwhelmed by its complexity and carried on using a D80 which eventually died. I have finally spent the last 4 days reading the manual & a third party manual & configuring the camera as best I could.


All I want to do is take tripod photographs of (static) vintage toy trains on a shooting table (130cm x 80cm) on a white backdrop.


My lens is a Sigma DC 17-70.


I have a Nikon ML-L3 remote.


I have 3 Elinchrom D-Litee RX 2/4 lights, 1 above the table & 2 to the side.


I want to use Aperture priority only.


I have, I'm sure, messed up the configuration.


The photos come up ok but the shutter speed is more than a second which doesn't seem right.


Also the operation of the remote doesn't seem quite right.


So, as well as sorting the flash set up what is the best way to activate the shutter with a pretty short delay (about 2-3 seconds)? I've seen stuff about mirror up etc. & only got more and more confused :(.


Any tips on white balance?


Any help much appreciated. I used to do really good photos with my Coolpix years ago & thought they could only get better...