G1X using faster shutter speed with a NONE Canon flash

Started Jan 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Yes you can - 1/1600
In reply to ScratchDisk, Nov 15, 2012

I have now been able to get my Pocket Wizard TT5 triggers to work with the G1X (it only works in "Basic Trigger"-mode) and my Canon 550 EX flash.

The max sync speed with these triggers is between 1/400 s to 1/640 s. It depends on the flash power – high flash power like full or 1/2 power requires 1/400 s, and powers like 1/4 and weaker syncs at 1/640.

At 1/800 the flash still syncs, but is clearly weaker. At 1/1000 no flash is visible.

I was hoping for faster sync speeds than this, but at least it's still faster than my 5D mkII (max sync 1/200 s).

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