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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ishrar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 December 2010 at 16:52
Thanks Mud.Starrr, I did exactly as you said... and it worked like a charm!!! Thank you sooo much!!

My Minolta 2800 AF flash is now syncing @ 1/200 !! ...What a jump from 1/30!! ..Although a very slight darker top can be noticed at 1/200 ... but I can live with that... knowing that it syncs perfectly at 1/160 at least!!

Thanks again... and yes, I do agree with you that these triggers never misfire... when I was restricted to 1/30 I noticed that too!!

Btw... I'm looking forward to buy some more cheap powerful flashes (Vivitar, maybe)... so my question is... will this mod work for all other flashes? ... or do I have to reset it back to default for some of them?
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mud.Starrr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 December 2010 at 17:32
Your welcome!
And what camera do you use?
Mine sync perfect with 1/200, and sometimes with a bar @ 1/250 (you have to be lucky at that speed )
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Iggy1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2011 at 18:34
whoops wrong discussion

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jlav Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2011 at 00:50
Flashwave 2 and Blazzeo both make wireless systems compatible with Sony.

Blazzeo is dirt cheap, but I've found them reliable.

Flashwave 2 is a little more, but waaaaay better quality, and can sync up to 1/5000 if you can trick it into doing so.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fuzzphoto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2011 at 08:08
Originally posted by Jlav Jlav wrote:


Flashwave 2 ... can sync up to 1/5000 if you can trick it into doing so.

Explain to me how it defies the laws of physics?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jlav Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2011 at 15:11
What law of physics are you referring to, and why would you think that it defies such a law? Considering how I've seen images lit at 1/5000 with a flashwave 2, I somehow think you are the one needing to explain.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fuzzphoto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2011 at 16:16
The laws of physics say the shutter is only partially open at 1/5000s. Only HSS capable flashes, which emit a series of consecutive flashes, can light an entire frame with shutters faster than x-sync.

Could it have been a slow sync setup, where the shutter speed is equal to the x-sync speed, and the flash duration is 1/5000s? Any trigger can do that...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2011 at 16:22
Originally posted by Fuzzphoto Fuzzphoto wrote:

The laws of physics say the shutter is only partially open at 1/5000s.

That's for focal plane shutters. Many cameras don't use those and could indeed sync at just about any speed available.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fuzzphoto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2011 at 17:17
This is an A-mount forum, Ray! All A-mount cameras use focal planes, by my (fairly wide) knowledge.

Darnit, Ray, you're sounding like a real-life Sheldon Cooper!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2011 at 18:15
Originally posted by Fuzzphoto Fuzzphoto wrote:

This is an A-mount forum, Ray! All A-mount cameras use focal planes, by my (fairly wide) knowledge.

True - but to be fair, Jlav didn't exactly say it could be done with an Alpha. And discussions of other cameras and systems creep in here pretty often.

Darnit, Ray, you're sounding like a real-life Sheldon Cooper!

We really can learn some unexpected things here! I now know who Sheldon Cooper is, along with Heath Robinson (Mark L invoked that name when referring to a post of mine in another thread a few hours ago).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2011 at 18:53
Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

We really can learn some unexpected things here! I now know who Sheldon Cooper is, along with Heath Robinson (Mark L invoked that name when referring to a post of mine in another thread a few hours ago).

I did wonder if anyone outside the UK would understand what I was talking about. Heath Robison is part of the language over here.

But I digress. I would love to know how it is possible to trick any flash or radio trigger into syncing at 1/5000 sec with a focal plane shutter, assuming no HSS, of course.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2011 at 18:56
Originally posted by Mark L Mark L wrote:

But I digress. I would love to know how it is possible to trick any flash or radio trigger into syncing at 1/5000 sec with a focal plane shutter, assuming no HSS, of course.

Again, the way I read it, no such claim has been made (yet).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2011 at 20:06
I see what you mean, but I had the impression (as did Fuzzphoto) that Jlav was implying a focal plane shutter. Would you care to elaborate Jlav?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jlav Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2011 at 01:38
I am uploading, I'll edit with a link to a RAW file... bwahaa haaaaaa! I am so excited, I have experimented with what was described to me. I think I finally figured out that they gave me an incomplete description.   I'll let you see the RAW file, and I'll work on a diagram on how to do this, it is so simple I can't believe I never thought of it before!

RAW file
Check the EXIF

And Diagram:

Please note that this was made with random images pulled from google image search

Edited by Jlav - 08 February 2011 at 02:17
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