How much light does CNTL flash "spill" into scene?

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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William Porter OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,676
Re: sybersitizen is right (again) — the ANSWER

sybersitizen wrote:

Are you sure you understand HSS? It's not just a matter of turning it on. You also have to use a high shutter speed to engage it.

I misunderstood you. I thought you were just suggesting that the HSS option being enabled in the camera would, by itself, make a difference. There are various settings in the camera that can be selected (like ADI) yet don't actually have an effect (like if you've got the flash head pointing anywhere other than straight forward) and I thought the opposite might be true — that a setting that I wouldn't actually WANT (like HSS) could have an effect on something else (the output of the triggering pulse).

I've never used HSS with indoor flash for portrait. I only have ever used it outdoors, particularly when I needed help with bright light and turned to a faster shutter and some assistance from the flash.

Will

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