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Strobist Action Photo

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by cbelter, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. cbelter

    cbelter Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2015
    So when I sold off all my Nikon gear and Switched to a M5MK2 i was worried about shooting action and strobist photos. As you can see I am no longer worried about that.
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  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Nicely captured. Can you describe your light setup?
  3. cbelter

    cbelter Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2015
    top left in the bushes I jammed a flash in some branches to hold secure.

    Shot with a yongnuo 560 III at about 1/4 power Fired with a yongnuo RF 603N II.

    Setting 200 iso, 250 or 350 shutter at 5.6/f
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  4. qppoiz

    qppoiz Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 24, 2013
    1/250 sync speed on a EM5ii?? That's all I would need to hear to buy this camera...if I had the money!
  5. cbelter

    cbelter Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2015
    I will do some sync test for you I think I shot some stuff at 1/350. I sold all my nikon gear for this camera and the 4/3 system. don't regret it one bit.
  6. Even my E-M5 Mk1 syncs at 1/250s with manual flashes. I think the E-M1 is even better at 1/320s. It's worse with TTL though, the sync speed drops to 1/200s or 1/160s depending on which TTL flash you use.
  7. Avi

    Avi New to Mu-43

    Apr 20, 2015
    I was able get a sync of up-to 1/4000 on my EM-5 (Mark I). The trick is to enable to FP-M mode on the camera (which can be only done by sliding an FL600R or FL36 on the camera, switching the mode to FP-M, switching the FL600R off and sliding the speed-light off the camera without turning the camera off, then slide your remote trigger on the camera). Only downside is that I am not be able to control the speed-light's power(). I would have to control the output by varying the flash distance to the subject. If I go below 1/1000s and change the flash power output to 1/2, I see only 1/3rd of the frame correctly exposed. This is further explained in this link.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
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  8. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    The E-M1 has a sync of 1/500th however depending on the reaction time and duration of the flash you will get a short gradient (if it reacts quickly however is long duration) or a black band of varying thickness (if it's slow to react).

    Using a system designed for leaf shutters capable of fast reaction times you can get 1/500th (and if you can place the sky or something not lit by the flash in the right part of the frame, you can go higher).
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