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Jan 10, 2012 19:10 |  #1

A little forgetful but as I recall the 7D/580exII has HSS so you can have OCF at a high shutter speed.

I have:
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- RF-602 set
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- Yongnuo 565ex

What is the fastest off camera flash shutter speed I can achieve? What can I do to make it faster?


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Jan 10, 2012 19:23 |  #2

I wonder about this as well as the fastest shutter speed with flash on my 60D is only 1/250. sometimes i need the flash for fill in light when shooting portrait but 1/250 makes it overexposed. and I don't want to reduce the F/stop as I was trying to get the bokeh background


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Jan 10, 2012 19:36 |  #3

Set your 580ex to high speed sync and manually set your camera ss to whatever you want.


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Jan 10, 2012 19:43 |  #4

1/8000


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Jan 10, 2012 19:44 |  #5

lauderdalems wrote in post #13682538 (external link)
Set your 580ex to high speed sync and manually set your camera ss to whatever you want.

Is there a max shutter speed? Know of the Yongnuo does this?

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1/8000

Uhh the flash can't go that high, can it? :(

Edit: Looks like the Yongnuo 565ex does NOT have high speed sync... :(


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Jan 10, 2012 19:46 |  #6

If using high speed sync it can! Search around here and youll find TONS of info. The cheapest way to get off camera HSS is with a ETTL cable. Youll only be able to do it with the 580EXII though as the Yongnuo doesnt have that feature.


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Jan 10, 2012 19:50 |  #7

JakAHearts wrote in post #13682589 (external link)
If using high speed sync it can! Search around here and youll find TONS of info. The cheapest way to get off camera HSS is with a ETTL cable. Youll only be able to do it with the 580EXII though as the Yongnuo doesnt have that feature.

Any way to get the 7d/cable/the 580ex or something else to trigger the Yongnuo?

Or if I want to shoot, say 1/500, I'm just out of luck?


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Jan 10, 2012 20:25 |  #8

Simply out of luck with the Yongnuo. It just does not support anything over 250. Neither do the FR-602s.


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Jan 10, 2012 20:30 |  #9

Mark1 wrote in post #13682789 (external link)
Simply out of luck with the Yongnuo. It just does not support anything over 250. Neither do the FR-602s.

Sounds like I didn't think far enough ahead! :(

Say you had two 580ex. How would you do that? Doesn't a cable only work with a single flash?


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Jan 10, 2012 20:34 |  #10

You connect one 580 to the camera with an eTTL cable and make it a master. You make the other 580, or a 430, a slave and it will do HSS too.

What are you shooting that makes you think you need HSS? You do know that you loose 2+ stops of flash power by going into HSS.



  
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Jan 10, 2012 20:39 |  #11

HSS requires proprietary communication between the camera and the speedlite.
There are three options;
Speedlite in hotshoe
Speedlite connected to hotshoe via a cable, radio control system that supports HSS (Pocket Wizard Control TL, Radio Poppers or Pixel Kings)
Speedlite in hotshoe (or pop up flash in 7D, 60D) that acts as a master to control other speedlites as slaves. (This approach is described in the camera manual and/or the speedlite manual.

Also, remember that HSS requires about 2 stops of light overhead. i.e. the flash won't be as bright.


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Jan 10, 2012 21:13 |  #12

dedsen wrote in post #13682835 (external link)
What are you shooting that makes you think you need HSS? You do know that you loose 2+ stops of flash power by going into HSS.

I'd like to do some water splash/action shots... 1/250s will still show water movement/blur...


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Jan 10, 2012 21:17 |  #13

kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #13683068 (external link)
I'd like to do some water splash/action shots... 1/250s will still show water movement/blur...

Use HSS, up your ISO, open the aperture, and use more flashes ;)


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Jan 10, 2012 21:22 |  #14

kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #13683068 (external link)
I'd like to do some water splash/action shots... 1/250s will still show water movement/blur...

Depends on your subject distance. If not over 30+ feet, try going to a lower ISO so the only light your camera uses is the flash. The flash is much faster than 250 and will stop water movement.


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Jan 10, 2012 21:24 |  #15

lauderdalems wrote in post #13683109 (external link)
Depends on your subject distance. If not over 30+ feet, try going to a lower ISO so the only light your camera uses is the flash. The flash is much faster than 250 and will stop water movement.

K.. maybe I should give it a try instead of assuming :)


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