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

Started Aug 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Phil Veteran Member • Posts: 3,142
Re: High-power LED flash: too good to be true?

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?


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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