SM FlashWaves syncs at 1/1250s!

Started Apr 19, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Genes Pentax Senior Member • Posts: 1,080
SM FlashWaves syncs at 1/1250s!

Yes, you read that right. Not 1/250s, but at 1/1250s!

I just tested it with Nikon D40 (yes D40, not D40x). D40 purported has 1/500s as the max sync speed, but as many of you know because it has an electronic shutter, it's been known to sync at much higher speed.

Anyhow, out of curiosity, I borrowed a D40 and tested it with SM Flashwaves. Not only did it sync at 1/500s, it went 1/1000s and 1/1250s! At 1/1600s, it didn't sync at all though.

Metz 48 AF-1 at 1/128th power
Nikon D40 on full manual mode
RAW conversion to JPEG using Photoshop CS3 using same parameters on all photos.

Anyhow, here are some test photos. More photos and details at my Flickr site.


@ 1/125s

@ 1/500s

@ 1/1250s

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