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Apr 02, 2009 17:06 |  #1

Here is the problem. I have pocket wizard transceivers on camera and 580 EX II shooting to an umbrella. 580 EX II is set to Highspeed sync mode. And Camera is a 5D at ISO 160, Exposure 1/320th, and 16-35 lens at 17mm f/2.8

Keep in mind, I want to be able to shoot at 1/1000th or faster to over power the sun. (unless there is a different way)

Problem? Why does it do this? It is pretty obvious that the flash is not syncing with camera.

HOW THE HECK do I fix this?

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Apr 02, 2009 17:15 |  #2

You can't do HSS with an EX strobe on a PW II. You would need one of the new ETTL compatible PWs. As a result you are exceeding max sync speed and getting what you posted above.


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Apr 02, 2009 17:18 |  #3

Oh crap. so I will not be able to exceed passed 1/200th of a second? I never knew that. Ok the new mini TT, will it let me pass 1/200th ? I want to be able to over power the sun. If I can do it now, How do I do so?


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Apr 02, 2009 17:52 |  #4

leninglass wrote in post #7654498 (external link)
Oh crap. so I will not be able to exceed passed 1/200th of a second? I never knew that. Ok the new mini TT, will it let me pass 1/200th ? I want to be able to over power the sun. If I can do it now, How do I do so?

You will be able to exceed max sync speed (1/200) with the new Pocket Wizard mini and flex. You will need both components, the mini goes on the camera, and the flex unit gets attached to your flash unit. You can also use the flex on camera instead of the mini but either way you'll need two units. The mini by itself will not do HSS or ETTL when used with your current Pocket Wizards.

You can acheive HSS now by mounting your 580 EX II directly to your hot shoe and if you want the Off Camera Flash you can set this to master and slave it with another 580EX II.


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Apr 02, 2009 17:56 |  #5

Ah that makes sense. Could you hit 1/5000th of a second exposure to make the bg super super dark?


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Apr 02, 2009 18:00 |  #6

you could always get some ND filters and stop down the lens a lot....


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Apr 02, 2009 18:02 |  #7

Thank you for the answers as I was also wanting to find out about HSS with off camera flash .

Any other Radio triggers allow HSS ?


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Apr 02, 2009 22:13 |  #8

Keep in mind that even if you do get the radio poppers or new pocket wizards HSS is a series of quick pulses, it is not full power flash output. As scotteisenphotography said, you might want to consider some ND filters as well.


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Apr 02, 2009 22:52 |  #9

leninglass wrote in post #7654802 (external link)
Ah that makes sense. Could you hit 1/5000th of a second exposure to make the bg super super dark?

Yeah you sure can. You could even go 1/8000 sec. Neutral density filters will work but the stronger they get the harder it is to see through your lens. In some cases you will have to compose/focus and THEN put the ND filter on. That would get old quick.


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