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Dec 05, 2012 05:34 |  #1

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I have some Yongnuo RF-603 wireless flash triggers and I have noticed a fall-off on the right hand side of images at shutter speeds of 1/200 and 1/250... 1/160 seems to be fine. Has anyone else had this issue?

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Dec 05, 2012 06:43 |  #2

Whats your setup / lighting diagram?


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Dec 05, 2012 06:58 |  #3

I am limited to 1/160 with my 5D mkII. My 7D could use 1/200th but only with fresh batteries in the triggers. Not sure about a MkIII though. Check your batteries in the triggers. As they age the banding will become more pronounced requiring slower shutter speeds. Seems to be a Yongnuo quirk.


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Dec 05, 2012 07:44 |  #4

Jarhed27 wrote in post #15328715 (external link)
Whats your setup / lighting diagram?

It happens whatever the setup, however, typically it's two off-camera flashes both being triggered with the RF-603s. For example, I can replicate it with both guns in shoot-through umbrellas with the camera slightly behind.

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OneyedJack wrote in post #15328741 (external link)
I am limited to 1/160 with my 5D mkII. My 7D could use 1/200th but only with fresh batteries in the triggers. Not sure about a MkIII though. Check your batteries in the triggers. As they age the banding will become more pronounced requiring slower shutter speeds. Seems to be a Yongnuo quirk.

Interesting - I haven't changed them for a while I must admit. My 50d syncs at 1/250 and I believe i can get 1/200 out of that, however, that was a while ago so the battery issue may be coming into force!


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Dec 05, 2012 09:20 |  #5

I havent had any problems that I've noticed yet using my 60D, 603's, 430exii, (2) yn460ii's at 1/250. All less than a year old, using cheap batteries.

Curious what others have to say. I wish I would have researched the 603's before I bought them, I'm pleased with their performance so far, but the lack of a mounting lock is a definite downfall. Probably will jump to 622's eventually.


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Dec 05, 2012 10:02 |  #6

5D's can only sync at 200, which explains why 160 works fine and 200 is iffy.




  
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Dec 05, 2012 10:20 |  #7

Don't know if I need to clarify...

When using the 50d, 1/200 is fine, but 1/250 is not... when using the 5d, 1/160 is fine, 1/200 is not.


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Dec 05, 2012 10:28 |  #8

pdefeo wrote in post #15329280 (external link)
5D's can only sync at 200, which explains why 160 works fine and 200 is iffy.

All true and in my experience with the Yongnuo triggers and a 5D mk
II the fastest shutter speed is 160th. 200th shows banding. Sometimes its more pronounced than others which suggests to me the trigger signal is less than precise. Not a big deal if its kept in the context that its a $20 trigger and not a Pocket Wizard. As the batteries fall off the possibility of banding at 160th increases requiring slower shutter speeds. The OP may have a different result with a Mark III which has an entirely different shutter mechanism.


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Dec 06, 2012 16:09 |  #9

I have a 50D and the 603's... I've had problems at 250 and not had problems, I dont' know if there is variation between the units or it is a battery issue, so I stay at 1/200, usually or flip the camera upside down if I have sky background, at 250'th


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Dec 06, 2012 16:49 |  #10

My 5d3 has the same issue with 602s - limited to 1/160.


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Dec 06, 2012 17:06 |  #11

Cheers guys - it's obviously just something I need to be aware of!


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Dec 06, 2012 17:34 |  #12

chrismarriott66 wrote in post #15329342 (external link)
Don't know if I need to clarify...

When using the 50d, 1/200 is fine, but 1/250 is not... when using the 5d, 1/160 is fine, 1/200 is not.

That sounds like a typical sync speed problem. My 5Dc only works at 1/160. 1/200 gives a little falloff at the bottom.


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