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Jan 05, 2015 11:37 |  #9691

RedCatPhoto wrote in post #17367107 (external link)
shooting at 1/800?.

Fast sync?


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Jan 05, 2015 11:41 |  #9692

Sorry, that would be to shoot with a hasselblad and leaf shutter lenses that allow to sync at 1/800.


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Jan 05, 2015 13:20 |  #9693

Profoto Air Sync

The top line of their features list on their web site product page says:

"The world’s fastest system for remote radio sync and control, fast enough to match a sync cable"

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Jan 05, 2015 13:32 |  #9694

450 US$ for the Proto:eek:


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Jan 05, 2015 13:38 |  #9695

Thanks that's what I thought too, though on another forum I read that these or the skyport would sync at the same speed, so I think the best would be to see if I can give it a try at the nearby shop.


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Jan 05, 2015 14:05 |  #9696

How well does it syn with a sync cable?


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Jan 05, 2015 14:22 |  #9697

It seems to syn just fine with a cable, I can syn at 1/800 with no loss of light, but with the skyport definitely around 2 stops loss. Cable syn on location is not really an option so I'd like to find a radio solution. Most of the time, I can handle those 2 stops loss by powering up the ranger (or even the quadra) but then I'm afraid the flash duration might come lower than 1/800 even with A heads.. Damn, I don't want to invest in a bron move pack :-(  :p


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Jan 05, 2015 16:48 as a reply to  @ RedCatPhoto's post |  #9698

You might look into just a set of plain old Pocket Wizards. They are pretty fast to trigger, less lag than the Skyports and almost as fast as a cable. A pair of Plus X triggers is fairly reasonable in cost, as would an older pair of Plus II triggers. Way better range than the Skyport too. You can keep the skyport in your pocket for remote power control, and have the Pocket Wizard on camera.

Don't worry about flash duration slowing when you increase power, it actually works the opposite way. Flash duration is fastest at max power. If you want even faster flash duration and are running a single head, use the B channel.


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Jan 06, 2015 01:52 |  #9699

Thanks Sheldon, indeed PWs seem to work as fine as the more expensive profoto air sync, and syn up to 1/500 should not be a problem. Gonna go this way.


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Jan 06, 2015 04:37 |  #9700

I have RX250 and RX500 and they cant shoot or sync past 1/250 like my flashes can do using HSS.

does the RX series have HSS or am i missing something?

i use a YN 622 to trigger them


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Jan 06, 2015 04:42 |  #9701

RX250/500 should manage to sync above 1/250 if:

- radio trigger allow sync above 1/250
- flash duration above 1/250
- camera allows flash sync above 1/250


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Jan 06, 2015 04:58 as a reply to  @ RedCatPhoto's post |  #9702

with the same camera 5d3 and trigger but using my flash guns set at HSS it does but with the RX it doesnt.


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Jan 06, 2015 06:02 |  #9703

You can't sync a 5D3 above 1/200 with non HSS strobes, unless you use the trick of those hyper sync PW triggers I think.


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Jan 06, 2015 06:14 |  #9704

yea thats what im saying dude. my flashguns have HSS built in. i assume RX strobes dont


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Jan 08, 2015 11:23 |  #9705

jonneymendoza wrote in post #17368539 (external link)
does the RX series have HSS or am i missing something?

You're missing that he's using a Hasselblad with a fast leaf shutter than can do a true sync up to 1/800, not HSS.


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