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Danny Bates

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  1. I can't say I solved it. I can only say I trust what the Fuji technician told me. It makes sense to me that the mechanical shutter was the cause. I just now packaged the camera body to be returned. So it will probably be 3 or 4 weeks before I can confirm that the mechanical shutter was the problem. If you want to do the same test he had me do: set your ISO to 6400 set your shutter speed to 1/8000 set your aperture to f/2.8 set your shutter type to mechanical take a photo of a low contrast subject, such as a gray wall with something off to the right or left of the frame now set your shutter type to electronic take another photo of that same subject, using the same composition If the photo taken with the mechanical shutter was a lot lighter than the other, this suggests your mechanical shutter is failing. Otherwise, the two photos would have the same exposure. I've attached the results from my test.
  2. I called Fujifilm XT2 support and they answered within 2 rings and were most incredibly helpful! After about 30 minutes of troubleshooting, we discovered my mechanical shutter was going bad - specifically the second curtain. While I'm not glad there's a problem, I'm glad to know what it is. I'll be sending the body to them for repair, which should take about 2.5 weeks. I'm very happy with that.
  3. Is anyone else having this problem? My XT2 works beautifully with my Godox flashes (two AD200s and one AD600) when my shutter speed is 500 or higher. But if I drop the shutter speed below 500, the flashes stop firing. I'm using the Godox XPro-F transmitter. So what I'm really wanting is "Low Speed Sync" so I can use my Godox flashes at speeds like 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, etc. Why I do not suspect the transmitter or flashes I can press the test button on the transmitter and the flashes fire I can put the same transmitter on my X100s and shoot at any shutter speed and the flashes fire successfully This makes the XT2 my prime suspect. Under the flash function setting menu, I do have Sync Mode set to AUTO FP(HSS) but I've tried the other settings with no success either (and didn't expect those to help anyway). I am in single shot mode and not using bracketing or multi-exposure features. And it doesn't matter if I manually turn off HSS via the menus on the flash units. Do you have any suggestions I can try next? Can you see if you are able to shoot and sync at 1/60 using your XT2 and Godox transmitter and flashes? Any help or suggestions will be thoroughly appreciated!
  4. If your shutter sound is turned off, you'll need to turn shutter sound on for the flash to fire. Seems unrelated, but that will definitely prevent the hot shoe from communicating with the connected flash or transmitter.
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