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| p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · So what is the D800 flash sync speed? - UPDATE: Now tested |
From what I understand the 1/250 sync speed has been around for a while. Is this regarded as a negative by working pros/enthusiasts? Is it a good thing or just "the way it is" and no one really thinks about it much?
my understanding is that its the high end of normal, if that makes any sense...for focal plane shutters anyway. im sure there is something faster out there.
in studio type situations, i dont think its really a big deal one way or the other, but when you want to get into situations where you want to over power the sun, sync speed becomes a very big deal, especially if you want to use an f/stop that is relatively wide open and without using something like a ND filter.
aside from the bigger sensor and massive resolution, leaf shutter lenses are one of the BIG attractions of medium format digital. these can sync from anywhere from 1/800th to even 1/1600 on some of the newer phase one back/body combos.
again, that is referring to pack/head strobes or monolights...not speedlights, which can "pulse" to sync at very high speeds, but at the expense of overall power.
not to hijack this thread, but i totally wish someone would make an adapter for us to use leaf shutter lenses from MF on our dslrs.
a few months back, leica announced an adapter to use H mount lenses on their S2. that way you can have the best of both worlds with the S2...if you have any H lenses, that is.
im not sure how it all works, but the phase one camera can run dual shutters and the leica was designed to do the same, but their own leaf shutters have been MIA for a while. leica actually reverse engineered the adapter to fully integrate into the S system. neat deal and i would totally love something like that