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berto Sep 6, 2004 1:03 AM

right now i'm taking a class in photography. focused on portraits, bridals, bascially people pictures.

we were in the studio and set up lighting equipment. light was read by an external light meter.

my teacher was saying that.. since - theoritically if the apperture set is f8 the shutter speed doesn't matter because it syncs at 1/60th.

the method was.. i should set the camera to PRE-flash then shoot to get the strobe to flash then directly shoot the subject while covering the camera flash therefore trigering the slave without the camera flash affecting the picture. it actually works fine. the portraits came out nicely.

but am wondering, is there an easier way? i'd really like to start getting into studio portraits and purchase my own lighting system


NHL Sep 6, 2004 4:14 AM

That's what the "M" mode is for: If you put the camera in this manual mode then you can set your own shutter speed (1/60) and fix your own aperture (f/8.0). The external studio strobe is then triggered by a hot shoe adapter:

chuckie_237 Sep 11, 2004 1:16 AM

After spending a little time at my local Helix camera location here in Chicago, I found that to use my studio strobes with my Canon G5 I need the "Wein hshsbd" . The "D" designation at the end of the model type means this model Wein hot sync will work with most digital cameras .... Again, for most digital cameras with a hot shoe and no pc terminal, The Wein "HSHSBD" is what u need to use studio strobes with your digital camera. There are several similar looking Wein safe syncs out there, so be careful !! With this model wein, put the G5 in manual mode, select your shutter & aperature and fire away ! Simple. Like having a built in pc terminal .

NHL Sep 11, 2004 6:41 AM


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