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Craig Cerhit
EX-1 shooting in Tokyo
on May 7, 2009 at 11:06:36 pm

I'm shooting next week in Tokyo taking my (North American) EX-1 with me. I intend to use my 60Hz tungsten lights (3x 250W Lowell Pros) and my concern is if there is any flicker caused by the 50Hz (100V) power running through my lights will I be able to see the effect on my EX-1 LCD monitor? Will it help at all if I change my shutter speed to 1/100 second? This is a one shot deal for me (on a budget) and my local rental house says I should be ok but I thought I would put it out to the masses to get a second opinion.

Thanks ahead of time for any who reply, I'll do a follow up post when I get back if anyone is interested.

Craig


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john sharaf
Re: EX-1 shooting in Tokyo
on May 7, 2009 at 11:23:32 pm

Tungsten lights don't care about 50 or 60 hz, you will not see flicker there. If you do photograph under practical fluorescents or see a neon sign in your shot, they will flicker unless you adjust your shutter speed to 1/100th of a second. You're unlikely to get skunked by this as you'll see the problem (with the fluoros and neons) in your monitor.

JS



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Rafael Amador
Re: EX-1 shooting in Tokyo
on May 8, 2009 at 1:59:53 am

Hi Craig,
Japan is an NTSC country too.
I assume they use 60 Hz power.
Rafael

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Noah Kadner
Re: EX-1 shooting in Tokyo
on May 8, 2009 at 4:53:42 am

The voltage in Japan is 100 Volt, which is different from North America (110V), Central Europe (220V) and most other regions of the world. Japanese electrical plugs have two, non-polarized pins, as shown above. They fit into North American outlets.

Japanese power outlets are identical to ungrounded (2-pin) North American outlets. While most Japanese outlets these days are polarized (one slot is slightly wider than the other), it is possible to encounter non-polarized outlets in some places.

Some North American equipment will work fine in Japan without adapter and vice versa, however, some sensitive equipment may not work properly or even get damaged. If you intend to purchase electronic appliances in Japan for use outside of Japan, you are advised to look for equipment specifically made for oversea tourists.

The frequency of electric current is 50 Hertz in Eastern Japan (including Tokyo, Yokohama, Tohoku, Hokkaido) and 60 Hertz in Western Japan (including Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Shikoku, Kyushu), however this frequency difference affects only sensitive equipment.

-Noah

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Rafael Amador
Re: EX-1 shooting in Tokyo
on May 8, 2009 at 9:19:47 am

[Noah Kadner] "The frequency of electric current is 50 Hertz in Eastern Japan (including Tokyo, Yokohama, Tohoku, Hokkaido) and 60 Hertz in Western Japan (including Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Shikoku, Kyushu)"
Really curious.
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Brent Dunn
Re: EX-1 shooting in Tokyo
on May 12, 2009 at 2:31:12 am

Domo Arigato


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