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Fuji X-A3 radio trigger won´t work.


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#1 fotolli

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:34 PM

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Hi there!

 

I am new to this forum, since I just bought a X-A3 and would like to use it in a studio environment with strobes.

 

The problem I am facing ist that neither my Pocket Wizard Plus II nor an Elinchrom radio trigger will work with the camera.

 

I´ve searched all sorts of related posts from x-a2 or x-m1 users and think I did not miss anything.

 

I am using the camera in M- mode, have single frame mode selected, flash is forced or enabled, silent mode is turned off.

 

As far as I could find out those might cause the flash or radio trigger not to work. Anything else I have missed?

 

 

 

Thanks for any hints.

 

Best regards,

 

Oliver



#2 A. R.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:42 PM

I have X-A1 and hotshoe just doesn't work. I believe nobody at the Fuji thought of bringing this camera to studio. Can anybody else confirm this?



#3 fotolli

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:59 AM

I tested an old x-e1 in the same configuration and it works.

 

I can´t believe the hotshoe actually is a "cold"-shoe. Fuji can´t be serious. I mean it´s not top of a line camera, but it sets you back 550$ and you are not permitted to actually use the camera in a professional environment? Rediculous!



#4 fotolli

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:55 PM

Found the solution.

Fuji added a flash mode (that the x-e1 doesn´t have) and that´s the only mode that triggers my Pocket Wizards. It´s the symbol with the external flash and a c next to it.

 

Hope this info helps other people :-)




 
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