Nikon flash, high speed sync with Canon XTI

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  1. confucious

    confucious TPF Noob!

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    I searched the threads and could not find the exact answer to my problem, so thought I'd post it hoping someone can help:)

    I have a Canon XTI with a Nikon SB-24 and a Nikon SB-25, both external (obviously) triggered by remotes. I have no real problems with them except when trying to shoot high speed shots (water droplets, for instance), and then of course I experience curtain problems at about 1/250th. So - My SB-25 flash says it has:


    • Rear curtain sync for Nikon F90x/N90s, F90/N90, F4, F601/N6006, F601m/N6000, F801/N8008, F801s/N8008s.
    • FP High Speed sync flash - available with Nikon F90x/N90s, F90/N90 enables high speed shutter (1/250 or faster) for flash sync.
    Will this work with my camera, despite the fact it specifies only those cameras? I am looking right now to download the manual (I bought the flashes second hand), but if anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated!

    THanks loads!

    Lozza
     
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    cant see this working as your camera isn't actually "talking" to the flash, yes it will trigger but you have no sync, I suggest you put the camera to bulb, forget the triggers, then fire the flash manually at the water drop then close the shutter, this is how hi-speed photography worked in the old days usually triggered by sound or motion sensors. H
     
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    It will not. CLS is a proprietary Nikon language that your Canon doesn't speak. You are limited to your camera's maximum sync speed, whatever that may be, when using that flash.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    For the bulb setting...I am assuming I would have to have very little ambient light in the room and hold the shutter open for a very small amount of time?? Maybe have a high aperture setting to cut down on ambient light? Doh! Pity the XTI has this...is a starter cam though, so...

    CHeers
     
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    Yeah, you've got it, pull the curtains as well, as long as you can see what your doing, I'd set it all up/focus etc before darkening the room then all you need to do is fire shutter then flash. H
     

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