Thoughts on Trailing Curtain Sync

Larry Colen lrc at
Sun Jul 4 17:47:49 EDT 2010

On Jul 3, 2010, at 1:56 AM, Bob W wrote:

>> All my FourThirds and Micro-FourThirds bodies allow me to enable
>> second curtain sync any time I want, with any flash. IIRC, both my
>> Sony R1 and my Canon 10D allowed the same.
>> The algorithm is very simple: the flash is triggered about 300ms
>> before the second curtain is released. So it obviously works best with
>> exposure times of a half second or longer, but then that's when I'd
>> use second curtain sync anyway.
> I've found it most effective for my taste at 1/15th second, generally when
> there's already quite a lot of ambient light in the scene. These pictures
> from midsummer a few years ago are my most successful and (I think)
> effective efforts, shot at 1/15th. All shot with an Oly E-1 and Oly flash of
> some sort.
> Start here, and click through about 8 snaps:
> <>

Interesting juxtaposition of Morris dancers and this:

I can't quite figure out what's going on there such that there are lights in the shadow ring of one of the hula hoops.

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