Film camera: Yashica electro 35cc (35mm) Flash: modern Nikon speedlight
Is it possible to shoot at f1.8 with a speedlight on a film camera?
Sensibly and according to sources, my film camera is supposed to default to 1/30s shutter speed when a flash is connected via PC-PC cable. However, no such behavior change is occuring when each f-stop is used. The camera adjusts shutter according to f-stop vis-a-vis ambient light.
For example, with flash already firing, here are the shutter speeds at each f stop:
f16: 4secs f8: 2secs f2.8: 1 sec f1.8: 1/30s
My question is, is it possible to use f1.8 with a flash on? When f1.8 is the only stop where the camera will shoot the fastest shutter under dim conditions.