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Using Slow Sync Flash Mode

Slow Sync Flash Mode is a feature that enables photographers to use a flash together with slower shutter speeds. In this mode, the shutter remains open for longer, allowing more background light to be captured. This mode is a powerful tool for professionals and hobbyists looking to enrich their photography.

When using Slow Sync Flash Mode, you also have the option to choose when the flash will fire. You can choose to fire the flash at the start of the exposure, also known as ‘front curtain’, freezing the subject at the start of the motion. Alternatively, firing the flash at the end of the exposure is called ‘rear curtain’, letting you freeze the subject at the end of the motion.

Slow Sync Flash Mode is useful in low-light situations where both your subject and the background need to be lit. The slow shutter speed allows you to sharply capture your subject, and also take in ambient light in the background.

It is often a good idea to use a tripod when using Slow Sync Flash Mode as it will give the additional stability needed to enhance your shot.


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Vibration Reduction

Vibration Reduction (VR) is an image stabilisation technology that minimises blur caused by camera shake. Using a VR NIKKOR lens can result in sharp images in low light, under windy conditions or when using a physically large NIKKOR lens, at up to four stops slower (with a VR II lens) than a non-VR lens.



Realise your creative vision with the intuitive D5500. Designed with a versatile touch screen vari-angle monitor and an intelligent eye sensor, you will be able to expand your shooting possibilities along with easier handling. With 24.3 megapixels without an optical low-pass filter and an ISO range from 100 to 25600, capture remarkably beautiful and crisp images even in low lighting conditions.

Speedlight SB-500

The Speedlight SB-500 is a high-performance LED flash that offers brilliant illumination and even lighting to reproduce colour as you see it. Compact and lightweight, the Speedlight SB-500 is your indispensable companion to capture that flash of inspiration, no matter where you are.