DAVE’S GEEKY BEHIND-THE-SCENES (BTS) SPRINT SHOOT NOTES
I’ve been forcing myself to shoot everything everyday with the Fuji X100s to get to know it: for better and for worse.
Fuji X100s settings for this shoot: RAW capture. 3-stop Neutral Density engaged. 3x Nikon SB900’s triggered at full power via Pocketwizard’s Nikon ControlTL system (TT1 + AC3 on cam; TT5 on each SB900’s).
No impressive super-high sync achievable. Weird: because the other day I was getting 1/1000 sync via the same system, though it would only work for a few shots, then fail until I cycled all flashes + TT5’s off then on again.
Sadly 1/250 wasn’t quite fast enough to freeze Quin while sprinting (you can see some jitter around Quin on the previous page’s image).
But here’s the cool part and why I’m excited: I was able to control the power of my remote Nikon SB900’s via the Pocketwizard TT1’s + AC3 on the Fuji X100s hotshoe! The system was reliable for this shoot with the only mis-fires due to overworked strobes.
I should note this was a short shoot because it got *really* windy (gusting up to 70km/h).
More testing needed as this was just 1-camera with 1-transmitter firing 3 flashes all ganged on the same group. Wondering if Pocketwizards fall apart when multiple cameras trigger the same lights ….
Shoot-position control of remote flashes is most awesome for lighting Geeks like me, so color me happy … for now 🙂
Would love to hear from anyone with a Fuji X100s + Pocketwizard ControlTL for Canon – does it work for you too?
Below is a list of the gear used for this shoot. (The three strobes were mounted to the stand via a custom-made aluminum mount.)
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