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Long Exposures, TT5's Multimax's 2nd curtain sync problems

 
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Nov 13, 2011 12:59 |  #1

I'm off to Iceland soon and was looking to create a long exposure followed by the flash firing at the end.

Now, with the PW TT5's you cannot use them in bulb mode. So manual is fine up to a 30 second exposure EXCEPT that for some reason the flash fires at about 8 seconds every time.

Set it for 5 secs and it works perfectly. Set it for 10 seconds or greater no dice. Tried with multiple bodies and the results are the same.

So thought I'd try the multimax triggers instead but I can't work out how to set them for 2nd curtain sync.

Can anyone help?

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Nov 13, 2011 15:09 |  #2

Gel wrote in post #13393834 (external link)
I'm off to Iceland soon and was looking to create a long exposure followed by the flash firing at the end.

Now, with the PW TT5's you cannot use them in bulb mode. So manual is fine up to a 30 second exposure EXCEPT that for some reason the flash fires at about 8 seconds every time.

Set it for 5 secs and it works perfectly. Set it for 10 seconds or greater no dice. Tried with multiple bodies and the results are the same.

So thought I'd try the multimax triggers instead but I can't work out how to set them for 2nd curtain sync.

Can anyone help?

Thanks!
Chris

The MultiMax does not have a 2nd curtain feature like the FlexTT5 does. The MM, however, can simulates the 2nd curtain feature by using time delay in triggering the flash. But the maximum delay time is under 10 seconds so the MM won't solve your problem either.

Just curious but why do you need to trigger the flash using 2nd curtain sync?


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Nov 13, 2011 15:18 |  #3

Cheers, apparently there's a plane wreck in a field somewhere that I wanted to do a long exposure to get the stars in and then some flash to illuminate the fuselage.

Initially I was hoping to do a bulb exposure but the PW's don't do that at all.


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Nov 13, 2011 15:58 |  #4

Gel wrote in post #13394342 (external link)
Cheers, apparently there's a plane wreck in a field somewhere that I wanted to do a long exposure to get the stars in and then some flash to illuminate the fuselage.

Initially I was hoping to do a bulb exposure but the PW's don't do that at all.

In that case, you don't need 2nd curtain sync at all. Just put the camera into Bulb mode and take however long exposure you want. The flash will trigger as soon as the shutter is pressed to light the wreck and the night sky will be exposed via the Bulb exposure.


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Nov 13, 2011 16:10 |  #5

That's cool then, I didn't think it was possible to do it that way around!


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