japanbran wrote in post #16564400
ok, So I picked up an AB1600. I shoot a 5dmiii. I have searched over and over and seem to be confused over this. I currently have catus V5 triggers. and can not sync over 1/200. I was looking at upgrading to different triggers to make the high speed sync possible. but I have read alot of mixed information on the subject. could someone steer me in the right direction? Do i need different triggers to do a high speed sync with the AB, or am I SOL on the subject
The basic limitation on shutter speed with DSLRs and flash is not related the triggering mechanism. It has to do solely with the focal plane shutter and its timing. Some very slow triggers may add to the need for a slower shutter speed. No hardware is going to allow you to exceed the "maximum sync speed" with a studio flash.
That said, there are some combinations of hardware and timing trickery that's typically called "HyperSync". However, this is strictly an experimental mode as there is no handheld flash meter that can provide proper exposure settings for hypersync setups.
"High Speed Sync" is a trick that Canon Speedlites (and some clones) can do. In order to accomplish their trick, they emit a string of very short pulses of light for the duration of the travel of the focal plane shutter. In effect, the Speedlite becomes a continuously on light source for the duration of the shutter travel.