I'm pretty new to flash photography and have never used studio strobes. I have been researching for weeks and trying to figure out what studio flash system I want to invest in. At the moment I'm considering getting the Elinchrom 500 BXRI set. My plan is to later also get a single style RX1200 head to use as my mainwhen I need to overpower the sun etc and use the 500s as fill lights. Here's my issue:
- As I understand, the flash duration on the 500 BXRIs is different to that of the RX 1200
- I'm also under the impression that flash duration changes according to the power setting on the flash (with full power being shortest duration)
- Now if I want to shoot a studio portrait of an action shot with these three lights all at different power outputs...will the 500s (used as fill ) still cause motion blur even though my main 's flash duration is quick? Basically as I understand it, I will be bottlenecked to the slowest flash duration of the 3 heads when using them together. Is this correct?
Help would be really appreciated!