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Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
4 Nov 2013 6:36PM

Quote:Triggers have an impact too - Pixel Rook's are fine at 1/200th, maybe even a little faster

Yongnuo 603's give a dark band at 1/200th, so fastest you can really use them is 1/160th... that's on a 5D2

just in my experience - others may differ

Interesting to hear that Ade,

Im struggling to reproduce what I used to since ive gone to cheapy wireless triggers

Im going to go back to a cable for now and let my master flash trigger the other 2...(All Canon)

I guess I got what I paid for!!



Are you using a light meter(in its flash setting) when setting them up Paul.

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ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
5 Nov 2013 9:51AM
I've never noticed any difference with wireless over cable other than I don't trip up over the cable and break things, I can have the flashes a very long way away and can shoot anywhere I like

on the whole - a very positive thing

the 1/160th thing is a bit of a pain, though shoving an ND/polariser on helps if it's very bright
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
5 Nov 2013 9:48PM
Get yourself a little Fuji X100S Ade, its a fixed lens compact with an APS-C sensor and it has a lovely leaf shutter.

Its not a lot of good if your using lots of cheap triggers, but using flash via a lead you can get lovely fast sync speeds.

http://blog.michaelconnellphoto.com/2012/07/location-portraits-with-fujifilm-x100.html
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
7 Nov 2013 6:56PM
leads?

bit passée?

Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
7 Nov 2013 7:36PM
Yeh just the odd one every now and then, some of us grew up on them.

Its all so simple now Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
7 Nov 2013 7:50PM
needs to be Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
7 Nov 2013 8:19PM
I`ve been told that there are flash triggers that will allow fairly high shutter speeds, I`ve yet to see one Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
7 Nov 2013 8:21PM
I've used some once.... was a bit of a nightmare to be honest, you had to calibrate them (or something) to get them to talk to the flashes and stuff.. .was a few years ago with dave tandberg and we were shooting his mini. whe they did work, you got 1/4000th - no probs

pocket wizard minis I think... plus canon 580EX flashes
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
7 Nov 2013 8:25PM
Lol a least with the cheap triggers its not quite so painful when you tread on them or leave them in silly places Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
7 Nov 2013 8:27PM
yeah - I had a set where the hotshoe attachement kept breaking off... had to use bungees to mount them on light stands... ball ache...

been happy with my setup for about a year now... paying my mortgage with them anyway Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
7 Nov 2013 8:30PM
I try to avoid using stands, I prefer hose clamps, very handy if you have railings and the like, there as cheap as chips in hardware stores Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
7 Nov 2013 8:48PM
kinda limiting though?

stands can go anywhere... moorland, fields, offices, studios... anywhere...

they can blow over, which is the only problem... just need some weights though
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
7 Nov 2013 9:14PM
I still use stands, but if there is some post or railing, even better Smile
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
9 Nov 2013 10:36AM
really?

stands are INCREDIBLY simple and portable...

just put the trigger/flash on it and move anywhere you like...
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
9 Nov 2013 6:34PM
yeh but you can`t pack a stand away and carry it in your pocket Smile

Like I said, I do use stands.

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