Reason for slow flash sync speed

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,570
Re: Reason for slow flash sync speed

symbology wrote:

Schwaeble wrote:...

But, what in this day and age is the reason that an electronic marvel like an a6000 which seems to have a seemingly real system flash hotshoe won't be offered with such capability at least in conjunction with a very pricey dedicated flash unit?...

Sorry, but it is kind of hard to follow your post. I hope the below info helps.

I am sure that the Sony / Minolta flashes that support HSS will sync up to the max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.

I tested my Nex-6, and with HSS (and Sony external flash), I was able to use 1/4000.  I did a quick toss of my shoe in the air and it froze the action -- no motion blur.

I mentioned this in another thread where there was complaining about the 1/160 speed, but I didn't see any responses to why HSS wouldn't be what was desired.

HSS probably will only work with compatible flash units, not generic ones.

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