FL50/510 question

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FL50/510 question
Mar 31, 2009

I have an FL50 , use it with my 50-200 at horse shows. I have found that the only way I could really get any results are to set it to manual, gor for max GN, about 164. The problem I have with that is max shutter speed is 180, I really need to go to 250/300 for sharp pics. I have to shoot from the rail so many of the shots could be 150-200ft, some a bit longer.

I know the distance is a bit long, but have been able to get relaible results with a manual set-up, also using an old Sunpack 422.

I am trying to keep my ISO to 400. Whe I use my old Sunpack 422D, at least it allows me to use any shutter speed I chose, no limits like the FL50. From what I can tell, the ouput is pretty close to the FL50.

I have not been able to find any settings that will give enough light and allow me to have the shutter speed that works for me. The TTL and manual sp setting just don't have enough output. Anybody got any tricks or settings that will give me the amount of FL50 output I need and 250/320 shutter speeds?

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