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Are there any high speed video cameras that use sub-microsecond shutterspeeds?

I've gotten interested in high speed photography. My equipment is limited - I use a DSLR and custom triggering with very short duration xenon flash to take pictures of things like popping balloons. (I ...
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High school wrestling

I have a Canon T7i. I was told either the canon 55-250 STM or the 70-300 IS II USM would be good to shoot high school wrestling. I am still confused,there’s a bit of a price difference. Which would ...
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High-Speed Sync and Sony NEX-3K with JJC MSA-10 adapter?

Is it possible,do High-Speed Sync (HSS) flash with my Godox 350 in manual mode, using JJC MSA-10 hot-shoe adapter with my Sony NEX-3K camera?
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Effective pixel readout pattern [closed]

Now there are many consumer level camera can shoot high-frame rate video. However, there is sacrificing of effective pixels as the frame rate increase. Here I'm going to take SONY RX10M3 as example. ...
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What problems might there be with using a laser as a flash source for high speed photography?

I'm interested in photographing a sequence of photos for a high speed event (the collision of two cyllindrical objects at 300 m/s). As I don't have resources for high speed camera, streak camera or ...
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Why doesn't a shutter speed of ¹⁄₂₅₀th freeze motion when a flash of that duration does?

This question connects with my previous question: Why do cameras that film with high FPS rates cost a lot? I just read that a normal flash illuminates a scene within a 1/250th of a second. (A flash ...
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Why only camcorders that cost too much can record high fps (freeze motion)?

I read that a Phantom will record footage at about 2570 fps @ 1080p. And a high end bridge camera would capture stills at 1/4000th of a second. So, why a dark place and a flash is to be required to ...
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Can I trigger the RF-603 (and thus, flash), via PC/other cable?

Just to let you know, I am only a beginner in flash photography, and DSLR photography as well in fact, and am interested in buying a YN-560 III flash, and a pair of RF-603s. I would like to be able ...
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How can I capture the movement of a bullet?

Just beginning with photography. Consider this image: (This photo was taken by Harold "Doc" Edgerton in 1964 using his Rapatronic camera.) I am looking for a camera that can capture such an ...
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Speed ​​to clear the cache on sony a65

I am an amateur photographer and I take action photos or I need to take several shots in a burst. But I noticed that during my burst shooting the cache filled quickly and is slow to catch up. I have ...
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High-speed camera for Photographing Fast objects such as balls? Important features?

I am interested to shoot fast balls such as golf balls and tennis balls to see their features such as speed, spinning and start angle. I am an amateur and only familiar with photographing though my ...
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How to capture a 'shockwave' from an explosion?

Technically, it's a vortex, but eh, technicalities. What I wanted to to was take some high-speed shots of an explosion, sort of like the slow motion stuff you see in the movies, except as a photo. I'...
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DIY motion trigger for use in High Speed Photography?

I am looking to get started in high speed photography and have been looking around at the different motion/sound detectors that are available on the market. I have come to the conclusion that I do not ...
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Why am I limited to 1/100th of a second or slower with 5D Mark II, 600EX-RT, and ST-E3-RT?

I'm fairly new to using flash in my photography, so I'm a bit of a beginner when it comes to the finer points. I have an ST-E3-RT transmitter on my 5D Mark II, and a 600EX-RT Speedlite set as a slave....
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What is the best strobe kit/brand for high speed photography?

I will be planning on doing some more indoor studio shots of motion/fast speed photography and curious on what would be your choice for this kind of project? I am familiar with Bowens, Elinchrom, ...
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What kind of batteries will provide the fastest recharge/recycle time for a flash unit like the 430EX II?

I have gotten deep into bird photography this year, and have put a lot of time and effort into learning the tricks of the trade. My latest endeavors are into bird/bif flash photography. I own a Canon ...
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How do I lengthen shutter speed with out washing out the picture?

I read this question, and I tried some long exposure shots myself. Every one of my shots though, is washed out. How do I achieve a long shutter speed while keeping the lighting looking natural?
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What camera has the highest number of frames per second? [closed]

This is not meant to have any opinions; simply number-to-number comparison.
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What does it mean to “kill the ambient”?

I have heard of a technique called "killing the ambient" in flash photography. What does it mean and how do I do it? This similar existing post I believe is separate enough to warrant this question - ...
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How does the power of a flash relate to the duration of the flash pulse?

Specifically for my Nikon SB-700, but also for flashes in general — how does the power setting relate to the duration of the pulse? Basically, is the power normally controlled by cutting down on the ...
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What would be the fastest memory card for a D5000 that is worth buying?

I own a D5000 and I wonder what memory card to buy for it. I will keep the kit 4GB and downgrade it to "backup" card probably (I will keep it always on me). Considering a RAW image (I shoot RAW ...
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What features would you focus on in a point and shoot camera for sports photography?

I know that "point and shoot" does not belong in the same sentence as "sports photography". But if you only have $200-300 in your pocket and a need to photograph indoors martial arts competition, e.g. ...
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How does one photograph a car race?

I have an opportunity to attend a Grand Prix later this summer, and am looking for some tips and advice on how to capture the action with my DSLR. I know little about racing, so this will be a unique ...
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How to take fast-shutter-speed photos that aren't dark?

I was taking pictures of some water splashes. I knew I needed a fast shutter speed to make them look frozen in time. I have not used manual mode yet. I use the settings where I can pick the shutter ...
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How can I reduce “ghost images” of water droplets?

I am interested in taking the photo of spray of droplets. I also want to measure their size. I have captured a streak-type image of each and every water droplet coming from the nozzle. If you observe ...
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How do I trigger the flash in a way that takes luck out of high-speed photography?

I've tinkered with a bit of high speed photography (catching a water drop with low power flash in a dark room) and had success, but mostly through the volume of trials. I've got a shot in mind (I'd ...