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Using off camera flash with the Fuji X100/s

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Boid, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    The X100/s (as well as the entire Fuji lineup) can shoot with on-board flash till 1/4000th of a second, which is great for shooting wide open in the mid-day sun, leaving the background dark while having your subject lit with a speedlight.

    Does anyone have any advice on using off camera radio triggers (or IR triggers for that matter) which will allow an off-camera flash unit to be used with fast shutter speeds?

    . What are decent radio triggers that work well with the Fuji line-up?

    . How fast can one shoot?

    As an example, I tried shooting the Ricoh GR with a single Elinchrom D-Lite 4 (studio light on a battery pack) in the mid-day sun, at 1/1000th of second (that's the fastest I could go with the GR and that particular light). Here's the image (right click and open in new tab to see large) -

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    Any help/advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Interesting topic, looking forward to reading the responses. :smile:

    Cool shot with the GR, Rajiv. How are you triggering the DX4? With the GR's flash, hotshoe cable, or wireless trigger?
     
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  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Kyle, I was using the built-in radio trigger in the Elinchrom. One can fire it optically with the GR's built-in flash as well, but the light was behind me.
     
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Looking forward to responses. An off-cam flash for the X100 is still near the top of my wish list.
     
  5. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    i need one too, or studio strobe, or whatever... something to take advantage of leaf shuttergoodness... bumpity!
     
  6. alexanderferdinand

    alexanderferdinand New to SC

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    Mar 21, 2014
    The Off Camera Fun starts at f2 with 1/1000s Maximum sync Speed.
    (the larger the aperture is, the "slower the sync Speed is- it last longer to open at wide open then lets say at f8..)

    My personal Approach: having a Canon System and the 600RTs I am able to Trigger them with the Yongnuo- clon of the ST E3 RT, the YN E3 RT.
    (the Canon original refuses to Trigger when sitting on a non Canon- body- pffff!!!)
     
  7. caneprevost

    caneprevost New to SC

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    Oct 1, 2013
    I know this is a bit old but I've had good success and 1/1000 shutter speed with the cheap Cowboystudio radio triggers. Seem to work fine on the x100. I also used the neewer tt560 flash both on and off camera with good success. It also will sync to 1/1000 ss.
     
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  8. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I appreciate the info. Still looking to do this one day.