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    Hi everyone i am currently using eos 600D with a 18-55mm kit len and would let to know why my shutter speed can only go up to 1/200 with the flash on whereas if my flash is off it can go up to 1/4000

    Thanks in advance

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    Check your flash sync setting.
    Change to auto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tappy
    Hi everyone i am currently using eos 600D with a 18-55mm kit len and would let to know why my shutter speed can only go up to 1/200 with the flash on whereas if my flash is off it can go up to 1/4000

    Thanks in advance
    Read up on flash sync speed and you will understand why

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168
    Check your flash sync setting.
    Change to auto.
    How does changing to auto answer his question? One should read up and learn more instead of using auto all the way

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    hey people do u all mean changing the flash function setting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tappy View Post
    hey people do u all mean changing the flash function setting?
    No. Ignore ahboy.

    Read up on flash sync. You will understand more then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tappy
    hey people do u all mean changing the flash function setting?
    No, there's is a limit to the speed which your camera shutter can sync with the flash. Too fast and the shutter would already be closing/closed when flash is fired. In your case, it's 1/200s

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    i read up n now i understand why...my last question is so there is no way to increase the shutter speed while on flash? Can increase of ISO help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tappy View Post
    i read up n now i understand why...my last question is so there is no way to increase the shutter speed while on flash? Can increase of ISO help?
    Has nothing to do with ISO. It's with the specifics of how shutter mechanisms work. It's hardware.
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    Understand....thx everyone for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Has nothing to do with ISO. It's with the specifics of how shutter mechanisms work. It's hardware.
    unless he can use High Speed Sync (HSS). then he can go that fast i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    yup.. high sync speed will enable you to set a shutter speed that is faster than your camera's sync speed. Check your manual on how to activate it and note that you probably wont be able to bounce your flash if you use HSS..
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    Quote Originally Posted by tappy
    i read up n now i understand why...my last question is so there is no way to increase the shutter speed while on flash? Can increase of ISO help?
    1/200 is already quite fast.

    It invites the question of why would you need higher speeds? Specialist shots, not likely if you're asking this question.

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    i believe TS is using on-board flash and not an accessory flash. so any talk about HSS will not be relevant to him in this case

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    Quote Originally Posted by qystan View Post
    1/200 is already quite fast.

    It invites the question of why would you need higher speeds? Specialist shots, not likely if you're asking this question.
    TS is asking about why there is a limit to the fastest shutter speed when the on-board flash is turned on. it's a hardware issue, whereby the on-board flash isn't powerful enough to function at higher shutter speeds. unless, of course, TS goes for an accessory flash with X-sync capabilities

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    Quote Originally Posted by qystan View Post
    1/200 is already quite fast.

    It invites the question of why would you need higher speeds? Specialist shots, not likely if you're asking this question.
    Not really specialist shots only.
    Shooting in bright situation with large aperture (eg. f/1.4) for thin DOF? Will need very fast shutter speeds.

    Flash often necessary for fill lighting.
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    Ignore me if not valid:
    Check your Av sync speed setting in the body custom menu.
    Maybe you have set to 1/60-1/200.
    Option 1: auto
    Option 2: 1/60-1/200
    Option 3: 1/250 fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168 View Post
    Ignore me if not valid:
    Check your Av sync speed setting in the body custom menu.
    Maybe you have set to 1/60-1/200.
    Option 1: auto
    Option 2: 1/60-1/200
    Option 3: 1/250 fixed
    And setting to Auto will enable 1/500s shutter speed with onboard flash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine
    And setting to Auto will enable 1/500s shutter speed with onboard flash?
    Maybe he got a external flash lar.
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