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09-20-2010, 07:29 AM   #1
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Still?!?!?!

Sync Speed is still 1/180 sec....

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QuoteOriginally posted by luke0622 Quote
Sync Speed is still 1/180 sec....
If you can drop the ISO to 80 in expanded mode doesn't that do about the same as having a higher sync speed? I imagine this is why they included this option.

Besides, didn't you buy a Nikon D700? You don't get to be outraged :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
If you can drop the ISO to 80 in expanded mode doesn't that do about the same as having a higher sync speed? I imagine this is why they included this option.
Heck no?
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QuoteOriginally posted by sanraki Quote
Heck no?
Heck yes?!

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Well the max shutter speed with flash still isn't any faster which I suppose the OP means. So I'd still say no.

Edit. Oh I see what you mean, but for example stopping the motion in daylight and using off-flash for fill won't be possible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sanraki Quote
Well the max shutter speed with flash still isn't any faster which I suppose the OP means. So I'd still say no.

Edit. Oh I see what you mean, but for example stopping the motion in daylight and using off-flash for fill won't be possible.
I agree with you that it's not as ideal as having an actual shutter sync speed of 1/250. But since they are using likely the same body and shutter as the K-7 I'm guessing this is an engineering compromise and this is what they came up with.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
I agree with you that it's not as ideal as having an actual shutter sync speed of 1/250. But since they are using likely the same body and shutter as the K-7 I'm guessing this is an engineering compromise and this is what they came up with.
It's half a stop. Not really that big of a deal.
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Urkeldaedalus,
I haven't gotten the D700 yet, been working on the lenses, should be getting the D700 upgrade as soon as it comes out next year.
just sold my K-7, getting the K-5 for sure

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QuoteOriginally posted by luke0622 Quote
Urkeldaedalus,
I haven't gotten the D700 yet, been working on the lenses, should be getting the D700 upgrade as soon as it comes out next year.
just sold my K-7, getting the K-5 for sure
Ah, you're OK then. Complain away

A D800 and Pentax K-5 combo should make for an awesome kit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by luke0622 Quote
Sync Speed is still 1/180 sec....
Then it "still" has the same shutter mechanism as the K-7...
That was to be expected, considering it sits in the same body.

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09-20-2010, 10:18 AM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by luke0622 Quote
Sync Speed is still 1/180 sec....
if you're refering to K-5, and the supposed 1/250s sync, I believe that is supposed to be firm ware upgrade early next year in 2011
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QuoteOriginally posted by luke0622 Quote
Sync Speed is still 1/180 sec....
Note that a higher sync speed would also require a flash different than the AF540FGZ because it is pretty much using all the available open time (or actually a little bit more) at full power with 1/180

Is it really that much of a killer???
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
Note that a higher sync speed would also require a flash different than the AF540FGZ because it is pretty much using all the available open time (or actually a little bit more) at full power with 1/180

Is it really that much of a killer???
It's amazing how few people consider that sad reality.
My Metz 60 has a full power burn time of right around 1/200 second, and I do find when doing daylight fill, I am often using a lot of power, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if a 1/250 second sync speed is unrealistic without some of the more e$oteric flash equipment out there.
I believe this issue has come up on a Canon forum where a Canon was cutting off some of the flash exposure at full sync.
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I was going to suggest this also. Assuming the shutter is capable just turn the power down a bit

The other option is to offer true TTL so that people can use an AF500FTZ

It I think (my perception only) has shorter duration and did work with the PZ1 at 1/250
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