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Jul 15, 2009 23:25 |  #1

Hello all,
I just re-bought the Genesis 200 kit by Calumet. It's been about a year since I have even thought about studio photography, but I got a wild hair and decided to do it again. That said, I can't even begin to remember how to set up my camera. (40d) I believe there's a sync speed issue, 1/250th right? I don't know.
Anyways, any help would be great. I'm getting shots but there is black on the bottom of the shot. I believe that is something to do with the shutter speed. I'm babbling now so I'll turn to my POTN friends for help.
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Jul 16, 2009 12:37 |  #2

okay so my plea for help didn't work... maybe someone could point me to a thread relating to my question

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Jul 16, 2009 13:20 |  #3

Try using a slower shutter speed, that black band is likely part of your shutter.


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Jul 16, 2009 14:11 |  #4

40d max shutter sync speed it 1/250 which is causing the black band.


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Jul 16, 2009 15:54 |  #5

okay will do...

I feel like I have forgotten everything I knew before. It's slightly frustrating to say the least.


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Jul 16, 2009 16:48 as a reply to  @ steve215's post |  #6

That max sync speed is the speed it will safely sync with a Speedlight but the sync speed you can achieve with a cable or radio trigger and a monolight is usually going to be lower. Unless you're shooting outdoors where you need to control ambient light then don't worry about max sync speed. Set your camera to a safe and generic 1/125s and you'll have no trouble syncing and you won't get any trace of shutter curtain.


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Jul 16, 2009 17:07 |  #7

excellent! Thanks that's what I suspected was happening. Now if I could only remember how to set my white balance I'd be set.
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Jul 16, 2009 18:19 as a reply to  @ steve215's post |  #8

yeap, Canon goes into a lot of detail about its speedlights and cameras; but the information about using "other people's flashes" is just a very short paragraph at the end of the flash chapter in the camera manual... "with large studio flash, the synch speed is 1/125 sec. or slower."




  
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