Review this page for information about the Nikon D3100 and its performance with PocketWizard radios.
- 1 General Nikon Operational Considerations
- 2 D3100 Specific Operational Considerations
- 3 Nikon Special Notes
General Nikon Operational Considerations
The following operational considerations apply to all Nikon cameras unless otherwise noted.
Flash Sync Speed - Custom Camera Setting
When using a Nikon camera and ControlTL radios, the camera's "Flash Sync Speed" setting must be set to the slower shutter speed of the two "Auto FP" options. This setting can be found in the "Bracketing/Flash" Custom Settings menu.
D3100 Specific Operational Considerations
The following operational considerations apply only to the D3100.
For best results, use the latest camera body firmware. The latest firmware for the D3100 is A/B:1.01, available for download at Nikon Service & Support.
No HSS/Auto FP-Sync
This camera does not support HSS/Auto FP-Sync operation. It also does not support HyperSync.
Low-Battery Clipping with SB-700
When remote SB-700 speedlights are used, shutter clipping (a portion of the frame with no flash energy recorded) may occur between 1/100 and 1/250 if the camera battery is low. Always make sure the camera’s battery is fully charged before use.
Nikon Special Notes
The following special notes apply to all Nikon cameras.
FV Lock is not currently supported with PocketWizard radios.
- Mirror Up mode is not fully supported at this time – test with your specific configuration before using.
- Exposure Delay mode (set via in-camera menu) is not currently supported.
- Repeater/RPT mode is not currently supported.
In-Camera Flash Control
Using in-camera “Flash Control for Built In Flash” menu to control remote zones is not currently supported.
Rear-Curtain Sync and Bulb
Rear Curtain Sync and Bulb mode cannot be used together. For more information, visit our Rear Curtain Sync page.
Remote Infrared Control
ControlTL radios disable ALL infra-red/optical communication pulses used in Nikon’s native i-TTL system, and will not trigger remote flashes configured to receive these pulses. A PocketWizard radio is required for each remote flash you want to trigger.
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