a7r2 flash sync max 1/125sec

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Donald B
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a7r2 flash sync max 1/125sec

any idea why i cant  fire my studio strobes faster than 1/125sec ? my em12 is as high as 1/320sec using catus v5 radio triggers.

Don

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Re: a7r2 flash sync max 1/125sec

Donald B wrote:

any idea why i cant fire my studio strobes faster than 1/125sec ? my em12 is as high as 1/320sec using catus v5 radio triggers.

Depends on the camera shutter and tupe of flashes.

With studio flashes you might not reach the limit for sync speed for speedlites. This is true for Sony cameras when using Elinchrom or Bowens flashes.

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Re: a7r2 flash sync max 1/125sec

Donald B wrote:

any idea why i cant fire my studio strobes faster than 1/125sec ? my em12 is as high as 1/320sec using catus v5 radio triggers.

Don

A7R II has a flash sync speed of 1/250 s. Everything below is caused by the trigger.

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Re: a7r2 flash sync max 1/125sec

Donald B wrote:

any idea why i cant fire my studio strobes faster than 1/125sec ? my em12 is as high as 1/320sec using catus v5 radio triggers.

Don

mine syncs with 1/250 Godox trigger.

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Jeff2013
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Re: a7r2 flash sync max 1/125sec

When I shot A7RII's, all my Sony speed-lights, Paul Buff studio strobes and Godox studio strobes synch'd at 1/250 just fine.

I had shot at several studios (using their strobes) that had old or off-brand strobes that would not synch over 1/125. I'm not sure if it was related to their triggers or their strobe units. I never had problems with Elinchrom strobes/triggers.

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Donald B
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Re: a7r2 flash sync max 1/125sec

Jeff2013 wrote:

When I shot A7RII's, all my Sony speed-lights, Paul Buff studio strobes and Godox studio strobes synch'd at 1/250 just fine.

I had shot at several studios (using their strobes) that had old or off-brand strobes that would not synch over 1/125. I'm not sure if it was related to their triggers or their strobe units. I never had problems with Elinchrom strobes/triggers.

the problem is they can fire at 1/250 sec just that theres a shadow down 1 side yet with the same lighting eqip my em12 is fine even at 1/320 sec

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Jeff2013
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Re: a7r2 flash sync max 1/125sec

Donald B wrote:

Jeff2013 wrote:

When I shot A7RII's, all my Sony speed-lights, Paul Buff studio strobes and Godox studio strobes synch'd at 1/250 just fine.

I had shot at several studios (using their strobes) that had old or off-brand strobes that would not synch over 1/125. I'm not sure if it was related to their triggers or their strobe units. I never had problems with Elinchrom strobes/triggers.

the problem is they can fire at 1/250 sec just that theres a shadow down 1 side yet with the same lighting eqip my em12 is fine even at 1/320 sec

don

That is the same problem I had with the old strobes.  You might play with the stop down settings.  Does the effect stay the same at f2.8 and f8?

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Donald B
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Re: a7r2 flash sync max 1/125sec

Jeff2013 wrote:

Donald B wrote:

Jeff2013 wrote:

When I shot A7RII's, all my Sony speed-lights, Paul Buff studio strobes and Godox studio strobes synch'd at 1/250 just fine.

I had shot at several studios (using their strobes) that had old or off-brand strobes that would not synch over 1/125. I'm not sure if it was related to their triggers or their strobe units. I never had problems with Elinchrom strobes/triggers.

the problem is they can fire at 1/250 sec just that theres a shadow down 1 side yet with the same lighting eqip my em12 is fine even at 1/320 sec

don

That is the same problem I had with the old strobes. You might play with the stop down settings. Does the effect stay the same at f2.8 and f8?

same at f8 and 2.8 the godox strobes a fairly new. Doesnt really matter i can live with it will just freeze action by lowering the strobe power.

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