I was photographing an editorial fashion shoot last month for a fashion magazine last month. For giggles, and hey, why not, I shot a roll of 35mm film between look changes for my model. I was shooting a Canon EOS Elan II with a roll of 100 TMax with a Canon f/2.8 40mm pancake lens.
Because I was shooting in studio I simply used an Elinchrom SkyPort trigger to fire my Elinchrom studio lights. I metered my lights & set them to get an f/9 aperture with the 100 ASA. My speed was set at approximately 1/160 of a second in manual mode. More on this later.
Well on the shot above I actually think is pretty cool. What's strange is that it looks like a double exposure, but it's actually motion blur before the strobe fired. Not sure if the strobe fired late, or I bumped the speed way down and the strobe misfired. Not 100% sure and the rest of the roll came out tack sharp.
Next time I do a test shoot and the model has maybe 15-30 minutes to kill I might try to replace the effect.
Anyway I misread the maximum sync speed for the Canon. It's closer to 1/125 versus 1/160. As a result on quite a few of the photos I got the dreaded curtain closing black band effect. I'll SLOW it down next time.
Here's what happens.