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I REALLY want to try something like this out:
http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/200...oto-sequences/

Obviously, I don't have the $12,000 strobe setup that he has. I do have access to my buddy's D7000 that'll hit 6 fps, but I'm not sure if the flash could keep up. If I plugged it in to an AC pack, could that help my cause?
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Do you mean trying this with just the pop-up flash on the D7000? I don't think that will work. The tiny flash will likely overheat and/or not recycle fast enough. An external speedlite (or strobe) at least is needed. Also, if you notice in the ski setup, no direct flash is used, just off-camera to either side.

If just using a D7000 and nothing else, it would only be feasible in full daylight. That ski setup is at night, hence the strobes.
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Good point- I didn't think of the overheating issue. I was hoping to solve the recycling issue with the AC adapter but it just seems too difficult to pull off without an external speedlite.

Daytime wouldn't be too bad though, huh? Especially if it were late afternoon and I could control where the sun would shine on the subject.
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Yep this would only be feasible with some very expensive flashes. Daylight is probably doable Let us know how it goes!
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It can be done for 200 or so dollars. 4 YN460IIs at close to minimum power (so it'll go 6 fps) and then taped together would work well. Ghetto, but if you really want to...
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Originally Posted by dudemanppl View Post
It can be done for 200 or so dollars. 4 YN460IIs at close to minimum power (so it'll go 6 fps) and then taped together would work well. Ghetto, but if you really want to...
that still might not work, since 1/250 shutter may not freeze the subject. and since the flashes arent powerful enough, you cant shoot dark enough to use the flash speed (1/12000 or something) to freeze the action.

you are probably far better off blasting away at 6fps at 1/1000 shutter in the day.
Edited by mz-n10 - 4/5/11 at 11:27am
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