So far I have only looked at using the fast flash sync speeds using the Pocket Wizard Flex System for freezing the action. What else can you do with that lightning fast shutter speed? How about using wide open apertures to create selective focus in an image? I was shooting fly fishing the other day in bright sun. In order to get the right exposure and use an aperture of F4, I needed a shutter speed of 1/3200. No problem anymore. I just set up my Ranger 40 feet away with a sports reflector and used my Pocket Wizard TT1. The fast speed also helped freeze the action. Tech: Nikon D300s, 24-70mm, ISO 500, 1/3200 at F4. I liked the shallow depth of field and action in this image, but wanted more of a sense of place in the next image.
Out came my 45mm PC-E tilt shift lens. I swung the lens plane to the left, creating a pronounced soft focus effect in the shot. I used F2.8 for very shallow of depth of field. I needed 1/8000 of a second for the correct exposure. Tech: Nikon D300s, 45mm PC-E tilt shift lens, F2.8, ISO 320. Elinchrom Ranger with ‘S’ head used with sports reflector. Pocket Wizard Flex system used to trigger flash.
Another technical point. The Ranger was not at full power for this image, even 40 feet away, but closer to 80 percent power. I still had room to move the subject further away from the light.