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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:55 AM
I can see it being really useful for outdoor portraiture and still life, but for a subject at any real distance you need more power than a speedlight. That stuff gets pricey fast.
Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:31 AM
Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:11 PM
Thanks all for your thoughts. I've settled on a Yongnuo YN568ex, which does have HSS. I realized, belatedly, that my SB600 has HSS and tried it out a bit. Won't need it most days, but I can imagine applications and at worst, my spec-checking urge is satisfied that my new flash doesn't lack a feature my old one has.
Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:43 PM
Mostly used for outdoor portraits shot wide open. HSS is actually not good at freezing motion because the flash duration is much longer than when shot at under sync speed.
I would tend to agree...only folks I have heard using it are some sports photographers using strobes and using the strobes to stop the action...I have never tried it and don't plan to...
Posted 23 June 2018 - 04:36 PM
Several months later...
I decided to really throw some effort into using the flash, any flash, even the pop up flash on the D700 for daylight fill. I use it so seldom I was doing some things wrong and getting overexposure, but it made me rediscover an appreciation for fill flash. Next step was to actually trouble to take an external speedlight with me for fill for the power, speed and maybe to try out HSS.
Today was the step. I brought my SB600 to a 6-year-old's birthday party, with my own kids in tow. Needless to say, I didn't get as much shooting done as I'd hoped, but the exercise amply demonstrated that A) HSS is indeed useful for my purposes and Trying to balance ambient and fill in changing circumstances is bad enough without minding a 3-year-old you can't trust in the open.
Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:13 AM
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