Re: [OM] Ag Snozz's suggestion

Subject: Re: [OM] Ag Snozz's suggestion
From: "John A. Lind" <jlind@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 22:10:33 +0000
At 01:47 2/16/02, Charlie Loeven wrote:
===The other method which is a bit easier to use on some other camera brands
is called "dragging" the shutter.  With an OM-1[n], OM-3[ti], or any of the
others in "Manual" mode, the shutter speed can be set to 1/30th
second.  The flash has to run in "Normal Auto" using its own sensor
though.  The 1/30th shutter speed will X-Sync and bring up ambient light by
a stop more than running at the 1/60th X-Sync.====

Just remember that the 1/30 sec. shutter speed may require a tripod.


While I will admit there is greater risk, it depends on how much [mostly farther background] motion there is. You would be surprised at the subject motion X-syncing a strobe at 1/30th will stop because the strobe is the bulk of the "shutter speed." For those who are old enough to remember [and admit it], F-Sync and M-Sync with flash bulbs was almost always done using 1/25th or 1/30th to get full flashbulb output onto the film. I've done this at wedding and other receptions without any problems. Very fast moving sports events (basketball, hockey, etc.) *sometimes* pose a problem; depends on timing of the shooting.

-- John

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