Non Canon flash with high speed synch

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by mike1727, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. mike1727

    mike1727 Guest

    My Canon flash dies the other day. I need to replace it but can't afford.the current Canon flash. I'be been looking for Chinese equivalents, there areplenty of 'normal' flashes but nothing with high speed synch, does anyone have any ideas if they exist? Needs to be compatible with Canon 400d.
     
    mike1727, Oct 23, 2012
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    Ian Guest


    Have a look at Nissin, such as:
    http://www.nissindigital.com/di866mkii-spec.html


    Regards, Ian.
     
    Ian, Oct 23, 2012
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    Woody Guest

    My Canon flash dies the other day. I need to replace it but can't
    afford.the current Canon flash. I'be been looking for Chinese
    equivalents, there are plenty of 'normal' flashes but nothing
    with high speed synch, does anyone have any ideas if they exist?
    Needs to be compatible with Canon 400d.


    Define 'high speed sync.'
     
    Woody, Oct 24, 2012
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  4. mike1727

    mike1727 Guest

    A flash setting which synchs flash at shutter speeds above 250. Means I can take action shots with fill flash, I use it a lot at bike races.

    Thanks for the pointer Ian.
     
    mike1727, Oct 24, 2012
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    Ian Guest

    :A flash setting which synchs flash at shutter speeds above 250. Means I can
    take action shots with fill flash, I use it a lot at bike races.
    :
    : Thanks for the pointer Ian.

    Hello Mike.

    I thought I had seen a review of a Nissin flashgun in Amateur Photographer.
    It was in the issue dated 10 March 2012 and is of the Nissin MF18 Macro
    Flashgun.
    The verdict was:
    "The Nissin Digital MF18 is a feature-rich ringflash with plenty of
    available power ... ease of use and impressive results serve as inspiration
    ....". The reviewer liked the way that the display on the LCD on the flashgun
    rotated automatically when the camera and gun are rotated. The flashgun
    comes with six adaptors (52mm through to 77mm). Looks like a very nice
    flashgun. If I didn't already have a macro flash I think I would be very
    tempted to get this one, especially as it would fit onto my Canon 17-85mm
    lens.

    Regards, Ian.
     
    Ian, Oct 25, 2012
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  6. I think trying to use a macro ring flash on close ups of bike racers
    could possibly be against Health and Safety guidelines ;-)
     
    Harry Stottle, Oct 26, 2012
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  7. mike1727

    Ian Guest

    : On 25/10/12 19:04, Ian wrote:
    : > : > :A flash setting which synchs flash at shutter speeds above 250. Means I
    can
    : > take action shots with fill flash, I use it a lot at bike races.
    : > :
    : > : Thanks for the pointer Ian.
    : >
    : > Hello Mike.
    : >
    : > I thought I had seen a review of a Nissin flashgun in Amateur
    Photographer.
    : > It was in the issue dated 10 March 2012 and is of the Nissin MF18 Macro
    : > Flashgun.
    : > The verdict was:
    : > "The Nissin Digital MF18 is a feature-rich ringflash with plenty of
    : > available power ... ease of use and impressive results serve as
    inspiration
    : > ...". The reviewer liked the way that the display on the LCD on the
    flashgun
    : > rotated automatically when the camera and gun are rotated. The flashgun
    : > comes with six adaptors (52mm through to 77mm). Looks like a very nice
    : > flashgun. If I didn't already have a macro flash I think I would be
    very
    : > tempted to get this one, especially as it would fit onto my Canon
    17-85mm
    : > lens.
    : >
    : I think trying to use a macro ring flash on close ups of bike racers
    : could possibly be against Health and Safety guidelines ;-)
    :
    Not if they are posing on the podium with a trophy in their hands.
    Ring flashes are fine for both macro and portrait work. 8->

    ttfn Ian.
     
    Ian, Oct 26, 2012
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    Geoff Berrow Guest

    OK, my knowledge may be out of date but isn't that more to do with the
    camera than the flash?

    As I recall, the problem with film SLRs was that high shutter speeds
    were obtained by using a moving slit. In other words the film was
    never totally uncovered and so the relatively instantaneous flash
    would not expose the whole of the film.

    Clearly the flash has to synch at a point where the shutter is fully
    open. Can't see what that has to do with the flash.


    Best wishes,

    Geoff Berrow
    www.stokegigs.co.uk
     
    Geoff Berrow, Oct 26, 2012
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  9. mike1727

    mike1727 Guest

    Dunno.

    But only I've only had good results with high speed synch setting on a hss flash. I'll experiment with 1000th and fill flash again and see what happens.
     
    mike1727, Oct 26, 2012
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    Geoff Berrow Guest

    As usual, I should have googled it first...

    http://cameradojo.com/2012/10/11/mastering-your-flash-101-high-speed-sync/


    Geoff Berrow
    www.slipperyhill.co.uk
    New CD, 'Gathering Speed' out now! Available
    on our website or from iTunes/Amazon
     
    Geoff Berrow, Oct 26, 2012
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  11. mike1727

    Geoff Berrow Guest

    If you have plenty of money...




    Geoff Berrow
    www.slipperyhill.co.uk
    New CD, 'Gathering Speed' out now! Available
    on our website or from iTunes/Amazon
     
    Geoff Berrow, Oct 26, 2012
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