I remember last year reading about a unit to fit Nikon camera,s that allowed you to shoot above the normal 250th max sync speed using mains flash outdoors. I can not for the life of me remember the make but remember a photographer testing it on a fashion shoot in Paris! Does anyone remember or have any idea what i,m talking about? Thanks in advance, George.
Pocket Wizard's TTL triggers can do this using their Hypersync function in two ways.
1 - to actually increase the genuine sync, although this is fully dependent on camera, triggers, lens and flash used and will also require lots of trial & error with setting it up. You may be unfortunate and not gain anything at all, or a best case scenario is that you may double it to around 1/500th.
2 - using it to replicate high speed sync (similar to how speedlites work). For this to work well you need a flash with a flat discharge curve so slower units like Bowens are excellent for this (fast ones like Profoto or Broncolor will likely produce an uneven exposure using this method).
Thank you, Yes iv,e seen the Pocket Wizard as that's what comes up when i Google but its not the one i was thinking about. I do remember him saying that he lost a little power due to the increase in sync speed! Regards George.
There was something from lencarta last year, can't lpaste a link as on my phone but googling lencarta and high speed flash may be the answer you seek
Thank you i,ll take a look
The Nikon speedlites SB600 and upwards will allow hi speed flash sync and can be used on or off camera. There ebooks on Amazon about the creative lighting system
I use SB800,s but they are not powerful enough for what i need,