High Speed flash sync with Fuji X100

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One more post about the Fuji X100. Somehow, this fantastic little camera has earned the first place in my gear choice during the past days. I have with me the Nikon D800E, Leica M8, Sony NEX 5N and a couple of film cameras, but the X100 is the one I grab almost each time I want to make some photos.

This time I wanted to utilize a great advantage of the X100, the ability to sync flash at high speeds due to its leaf shutter. I used the Nikon SB-800 flash, I prefer it over the SB-900 on the X100, due to its smaller size which gives me a better balance of the camera when used on the hot shoe.

I used a glass of water to throw droplets on a few flowers, while with my other hand was operating the X100. Settings were: Macro mode, f/8 aperture, 1/1000 shutter speed at base ISO. The flash was of course at Manual Mode, and adjusted according to the distance from the subject.

There images were not shot in a studio, they were taken at my garden under bright sunlight. It was a great experiment and I really enjoyed the whole process.

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