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Jun 17, 2021 03:14 |  #16

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OK, now I understand your point....IF you are willing to LOSE part of the frame, you can set shutter to higher than X-sync to control ambient light intensity, then use flash to properly illuninate the balance of the frame'.

...and can increase if needed the available flash guide number, on the contrary of HSS method.
This is the basic principle in presence of significant existing ambient light.
From there, everyone is free to embroider and bring his personal touch.

It is indeed possible in certain field situations to avoid any cropping in post-processing ;
and it is sometimes possible, provided there is no breeze, to consider images by assemblies in post-processing...
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Jun 17, 2021 03:30 |  #17

This was taken with the Canon 7D with a SS of 1/250 sec, F11, ISO100 and Canon 580 EX II in HSS Mode providing the illumination, as the settings under-exposed the ambient by over 4 stops, leaving the HS Flash to almost freeze the wings.

Personally, I like a bit of wing blur to show the dynamics of in-flight shots.

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Jun 17, 2021 05:58 |  #18

nardes wrote in post #19248811 (external link)
This was taken with the Canon 7D with a SS of 1/250 sec, F11, ISO100 and Canon 580 EX II in HSS Mode providing the illumination, as the settings under-exposed the ambient by over 4 stops, leaving the HS Flash to almost freeze the wings.
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Amazing nice and super sharp close-up macro !!!

(Pardon me but...the photo has, to say true, been taken at 1/250 s in X-sync mode with a flash duration much shorter than 1/250 s.
If it were in HSS mode, the shutter speed involved in practice would have been 1/250 s and so far not sufficient for such motion freezing)

Wilt wrote in post #19248606 (external link)
Freezing action while in HSS is no better than the shutter speed ; HSS flash is equivalent to 'constant light'.


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Jun 17, 2021 06:03 |  #19

Fascinating read. Thanks all!


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Jun 18, 2021 16:35 |  #20

Agree with Nardes, a little blur is preferable to frozen.


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Jul 28, 2021 15:07 |  #21

Pictoraider wrote in post #19248853 (external link)
Amazing nice and super sharp close-up macro !!!

(Pardon me but...the photo has, to say true, been taken at 1/250 s in X-sync mode with a flash duration much shorter than 1/250 s.
If it were in HSS mode, the shutter speed involved in practice would have been 1/250 s and so far not sufficient for such motion freezing)

Agreed. Me thinks that the flash was not firing in HSS mode...


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Jul 28, 2021 15:35 |  #22

Pictoraider wrote in post #19248853 (external link)
Amazing nice and super sharp close-up macro !!!

(Pardon me but...the photo has, to say true, been taken at 1/250 s in X-sync mode with a flash duration much shorter than 1/250 s.
If it were in HSS mode, the shutter speed involved in practice would have been 1/250 s and so far not sufficient for such motion freezing)

Dalantech wrote in post #19265432 (external link)
Agreed. Me thinks that the flash was not firing in HSS mode...


Good pick up guys - I just checked the original in Canon's DPP and the Speedlite was not in HSS Mode - my apologies for this mistaken reporting.:-)

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Jul 28, 2021 15:43 |  #23

nardes wrote in post #19265442 (external link)
Good pick up guys - I just checked the original in Canon's DPP and the Speedlite was not in HSS Mode - my apologies for this mistaken reporting.:-)

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No worries :)

If it had been in HSS mode that shot would have been very blurry because HSS works by pulsing the flash while the shutter is open and any motion will get recorded. HSS is one of the worst flash modes to shoot in if it is possible for the camera, or the subject, to move while the shutter is open.

Second curtain sync (SCS) can make the difference between a blurry photo and a sharp one under certain conditions, and I have my flash set to SCS at all times.


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