A99 w/studio strobes sync issues?

Started Nov 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jim Ogilvie Contributing Member • Posts: 773
Re: A99 w/studio strobes sync issues?

robert614 wrote:

I was just trying out my A99 with some studio strobes tonight when I discovered that if I shoot at the maximum sync speed of 1/250th of a second(according to sony's specs)I'm getting sync issues.The top of the frame is getting cut off.If I back down to 1/200th of a second I have no problems.I was wondering if someone else could try this and confirm if there is a problem with the camera or if the problem lies with my lighting set up.

I will say I've used the same setup with my A77 at 1/250th of a sec. with no problems.I tried with the electronic first curtain on and off to see if that made a difference,but it did not.

My settings were:


f8,iso 100

shutter speed 1/200th and 1/250th

steadyshot off

triggered with pocketwizards

Here's a couple of pics showing the problem.I apologize for the terrible model.I didn't have anyone to model for me,so I had resort to taking pictures of myself.

Any help would be appreciated.


1/200th of a second

1/250th of a second

I will give it a try tomorrow Robert. Curious about this one myself.  Haven't taken mine into studio yet.

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