cutwater wrote in post #17828620
Hey Ocean Ripple,
Have you actually done HSS with the Odin Tx and the Strato II Rx? I am not doubting you at all, I tried researching this the other day and only found some comments on the Phottix Journal from circa 2013 saying the Strato II couldn't do HSS.
I'm interested because I have the Odin system for my speedlites, just got a Rovelight, and I would rather buy the cheaper Strato II over another Odin Rx.
Hi, Yes. Although I'm a little wary of you using the term "HSS". Canon coined this abbreviation and they specifically meant it to include their 50 KHz pulsing tech from their Speedlights. (That's why people correctly say that Strato IIs can't do HSS.) The 'H' setting on the Rovelight/Jinbei simply holds all powers down to 1/16th in their long duration mode - no pulsing. (Their Normal setting shortens the durations as the power drops.) So we need a trigger that can offer the early 'HSS like' signal before the first curtain starts to move. Yn's 622s & Phottix Odins can do this. Although they are also capable of controlling Speedlites doing their 50 KHz pulsing thing, with the Rovelight, we just need the early trigger. The Strato II receiver obeys the early trigger from an Odin TCU - yes.
So this is a form of Supersync, and a slight Gradient down the image (darker at the top in landscape, as normally viewed) is unavoidable. I'll add a link to images I posted when discussing ameliorating the visibility of the gradient ..
.. hope this works ..
The 'Rule' (a better word would be 'suggestion'!) only applies for portrait orientation shots, when employing Supersync, is; " .. the "rule" would be; if the key light is camera Left, then rotate with shutter button up, whereas if the key light is camera Right, then rotate with shutter button down. The gradient doesn't disappear, but to break the "rule" should make the gradient more apparent. .. "