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Problem Shooting X-TI with Studio Strobes

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I cannot use my X-T1's  on either the 'CL' or the 'CH' setting when using studio strobes.  I'm using a wireless remote tripper which works well when the 'Drive' dial is set to 'S' (single shot).  However, whenever I increase the frames per second option, the strobes will not fire.  As far as I can tell, all of my other settings are correct; camera is in full Manual mode, the Shutter Speed is set to 1/180.  Having to shoot fashion or anything with movement is painfully slow when you're restricted to the 'Single Shot' mode.  Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.  Many thanks!

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That's correct, X-T1's (and all Fuji's that I know of) only fire of the flash in Single-shot... Best is to back focus and push the shutter a few times in S-mode.

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Thanks for your very prompt reply.  I feel a little stupid.  I've been shooting 35mm motorized SLR's and switched to DSLRs and never ran into this problem in over 50 years.  I'm completely baffled by why my Fuji's can't fire the flash in a slow burst mode.

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Thanks for your very prompt reply.  I feel a little stupid.  I've been shooting 35mm motorized SLR's and switched to DSLRs and never ran into this problem in over 50 years.  I'm completely baffled by why my Fuji's can't fire the flash in a slow burst mode.

 

I can't either but I hope it get's fixed in a FW-update if possible... otherwise in the X-T2.

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It's usually implemented in cameras with built-in flashes to prevent overheating and battery sag. Makes no sense whatsoever on a camera with a PC connection and no built in flash....classic firmware bug. Kind of adds insult to injury in a system that has such lousy native flash options. And slowish sync speed (excepting X100 series). And no wireless TTL. And no direct control of flash exposure comp on most (any? maybe X-T1 & 10?) models. And by direct I mean a dedicated button. Or at least the darn Q-menu!

 

(Sorry - I try not to be negative, but I'm going to assume that Fuji may actually pay some small attention to this forum. Consider it feedback from an actual user.)

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It's usually implemented in cameras with built-in flashes to prevent overheating and battery sag. Makes no sense whatsoever on a camera with a PC connection and no built in flash....classic firmware bug. Kind of adds insult to injury in a system that has such lousy native flash options. And slowish sync speed (excepting X100 series). And no wireless TTL. And no direct control of flash exposure comp on most (any? maybe X-T1 & 10?) models. And by direct I mean a dedicated button. Or at least the darn Q-menu!

 

(Sorry - I try not to be negative, but I'm going to assume that Fuji may actually pay some small attention to this forum. Consider it feedback from an actual user.)

 

Have no doubts that Fuji feels not having a dedicated flash system is a huge problem.  One they are committed to fixing and are close to a solution.  We have no idea how far the Metz issue set them back.  The TTL solution is one of Fuji's top priorities.

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