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What's with the 1/200 sec flash sync speed?

BR

Glen Mills, US
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BR Registered since 17th Nov 2006
Fri 14-Sep-12 12:57 PM | edited Fri 14-Sep-12 03:46 PM by BR

> When was the last time you need to have a faster flash sync?

When shooting indoor with off-camera flash I routinely set the shutter on my D200 to 1/250 sec to eliminate ambient. I can't say that using 1/200 sec will always make a big difference, but I was just questioning whether this was necessary for some technical/economic reason or just a somewhat arbitrary way to differentiate the D600 from the D800.

Edited - the strobist.com article cited by Rocky gives a better rationale for the 1/200 sec disappointment.

Barry

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