Outside fill flash without Auto FP ( Flash Sync speed greater than 1/200)
I been reading this forum for a while and just started doing photography not so long ago, and I must say I really enjoy this website/forum.
My problem is:
I have a Nikon D5100 with the Nikon SB-700 flash. I must say I love that combo for indoor pictures.
But...last weekend I decided to take some portraits outdoors, and I had planned to use the flash for "fill light" just like I use it indoors.
The issue was that I could not sync the flash with speeds higher than 1/200.
I was using the Nikon 35 mm 1.8f lens for taking pictures and I wanted to have a nice bokeh in the background but I had to increase the aperture up to f18 so the pictures would be properly exposed. So no bokeh :(.
My question is:
What do you guys recomend to do in my case?
I have been reading about ND filters, but I also read that won't help me that much for portraits.
Also does someone know if there is a manual mode on the flash (or any other flash) that enables me to take pictures using a higher sync speed, that I may have missed?
I really don't want to buy a new camera just because of that :/.
Any help is apreciated,