High-power LED flash: too good to be true?

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Phil
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Re: High-power LED flash: too good to be true?
In reply to Brent Allen Thale, 11 months ago

Brent Allen Thale wrote:

They posted a lighting setup diagram where they indicate the flash duration is set to 1/500 second, and the camera shutter speed is also 1/500 second. I don't understand how this is possible since at 1/500 second, the sensor on the 5D Mark II will never be completely open, so how are they evenly exposing the frame with a flash duration of 1/500?

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The Pocket Wizard TTL triggers for Canon EX flashes have a hyper sync mode that shaves the flash timing closer allowing a 2x sync speed. I'd have to research what's the fastest I've been able to use. 1/500th sounds high but it's not too far off, so I'd say this was at least possible.

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