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EF-X500 Flash Pocket Wizard Remote Trigger

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#1 idbugs

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 07:13 PM

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I am interested in using in selected circumstances a Pocket Wizard to remotely trigger my EF-X500. Does the Pocket Wizard work with EF-X500....if so are there recommendations of the camera X-T2 settings or EF-X500 Flash required...example Manual?, Master Control?, Slave?

 

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 06:43 PM

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I am interested in using in selected circumstances a Pocket Wizard to remotely trigger my EF-X500. Does the Pocket Wizard work with EF-X500....if so are there recommendations of the camera X-T2 settings or EF-X500 Flash required...example Manual?, Master Control?, Slave?
 
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I haven't seen an EF-X500, but if there is a pc port or 3.5 mm jack port, you should be able to connect a pocket wizard to the flash. But since pocket wizards are manual only triggers, your settings are dependent upon the exposure you want. You'll need to meter the flash and set accordingly, or take test shots and adjust using the histogram. You need to shoot in manual mode, with shutter speed at or below the sync speed of the camera.
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:26 PM

Did you ever get this working properly given the EF-X500 doesn't have a PC Port or 3.5MM jack port?

 

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Hi

 

I am interested in using in selected circumstances a Pocket Wizard to remotely trigger my EF-X500. Does the Pocket Wizard work with EF-X500....if so are there recommendations of the camera X-T2 settings or EF-X500 Flash required...example Manual?, Master Control?, Slave?

 

Thank you



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:41 PM

Did you ever get this working properly given the EF-X500 doesn't have a PC Port or 3.5MM jack port?

 

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Sorry for delay...just read your post...I use an attachment to hot shoe with a connector to the Pocket Wizard....that works....however I called Fuji today ...I used my EF_X500 during a photoshoot for Actor Headshots...The Flash was set to manual, pocket-wizard X at 1/64 power as a fill flash....I fired the flash approximately 10 images per person...after the 10th Actor the Fuji Flash didn't work, no power...I replaced Batteries and didn't work...will need a replacement or repair..Fuji Technical support claims no issues yet reported with Pocket Wizard...so unsure what happened..

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:09 PM

Sorry for delay...just read your post...I use an attachment to hot shoe with a connector to the Pocket Wizard....that works....however I called Fuji today ...I used my EF_X500 during a photoshoot for Actor Headshots...The Flash was set to manual, pocket-wizard X at 1/64 power as a fill flash....I fired the flash approximately 10 images per person...after the 10th Actor the Fuji Flash didn't work, no power...I replaced Batteries and didn't work...will need a replacement or repair..Fuji Technical support claims no issues yet reported with Pocket Wizard...so unsure what happened..
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Thanks for the update. Sorry about your flash. Hope it was just a bad flash that they can remedy for you. Were you using this connector?

http://www.bhphotovi...uct/1000498-REG

Edited by mac1054, 17 February 2017 - 11:11 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:19 PM

I am using IMPACT SCS-M18 (https://www.bhphotov...no_Plug_to.html) - it was purchased at a local camera store....I have returned EF-X500 to the Fuji Repair folks and awaiting to find out their decision. In future I will hesitate to use my Pocket Wizard...my Canon EX500 has a direct connection port and I never had a problem..


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