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High speed shutter fun

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This is the only time I used the 1/8000 maximum shutter speed of the 1DX III.  The first three images are of a water balloon shot by a 22 rifle and the second set of four are of German Shepherd Cheyenne who has loved to attack streams of water since she was a puppy. All shot with Canon 1DX III and EF 400 F2.8 @ 1/8000 and 16 FPS.

 

I would rather be shooting soccer games but that is on hold until at least Fall 😞  I am about ready to create a tiny oval track in the dirt and see if I can convince Ladybugs to race around it...

 

Rodger

 

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EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, M6 Mark II, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video
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Very cool.  I think it may be possible to get even more freeze of action if using say a strobe/flash (set to low-enough power so as to use the shortest-possible window of time where light would illuminate the scene).

 

I believe Syl Arena used to gang-up around 8 to 15 speedlights (running them at 1/128 power).  Though I cannot remember what the flash duration was in that instance.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

Thanks Ray!  It would take a fairly specialized flash to freeze it further I think in the daylight (or a whole lot of speedlights running at low power). 

 

I have three Hensel Expert D 500 studio strobes which have plenty of power to override the sun but Hensel rates the minimum flash duration at 1/5,600 which is available in the 64-145 watt second range.  They make a special model (Cito) with minimum flash duration of 1/100,000 which should freeze about anything but it would be a very expensive flash head unless you had a real need to freeze extremely fast motion!

 

Rodger

EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, M6 Mark II, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video

Oops; apologies if I failed to properly introduce myself a while back.  First name is Ricky.  I will probably add that to my signature.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

My apologies and I am not sure where or why I picked up Ray.  Nice to meet you Ricky 🙂

 

Rodger

EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, M6 Mark II, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video

Same here, Rodger.

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers
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