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

ScottChapin

Powder Springs/ATL, US
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Mon 17-Sep-12 02:26 AM | edited Mon 17-Sep-12 10:21 PM by ScottChapin

I shoot large groups outdoors and 1/250th is rather hard to work with, and I have always felt it was too slow for my professional needs, but OK for my hobby shots. The 1/200th sync would cause a substantial loss in fill. My flash to subject distance is 25', so I don't know whether I could use the D600 on a paying job.

I guess I could invest in more Speedlights to increase my GN, but I would rather not. The extra 1/3rd stop would be summed to an already marginal situation for me. It's not a deal breaker for most of my photography though.

Scott Chapin
Powder Springs, GA, USA

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