May 23rd, 2010
Well here is a little something to get your heads around. I’m not sure on the physics or the tech behind this post but I do know the maximum published sync speed for non Speedlight flash kit is a measly 1/200th of a second with the Canon 5D and 5D mk2. Not any more! The techniques used in this post were hinted to me by Martin Hogeboom in a cafe in Amsterdam last week and I vowed to give it a go and see if the rumours are true. All the exif is intact so please learn from it as you wish.
Rewriting the rule books is fun at times. However these especially dull pictures are simply to illustrate a technical phenomena. You may be interested in these findings in order to freeze action or to use shallow depth of field in your flash lit portrait work. Whatever your need, be sure to feedback and ideally post links to your pictures that use high speed non Speedlight flash. This may work with Elinchrom heads and Skyport – Who knows. Please comment, Tweet, or spread the word if you find this article interesting.