A little flash confusion

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by whitetr6, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. whitetr6

    whitetr6 New to FujiXspot

    Apr 21, 2014
    I've been reading some discussions here about flash where some of the photographers in the group have been frustrated by the lack of capable flash units for the type of photography they need to do, especially on assignments like weddings. I have a new X-T1, but it's strictly for my own pleasure, no professional jobs. Still, I'd like to eventually have the ability to take some off camera flash portraits with multiple flash units, plus other features like rotating and bounce head, and I'm concerned I may not be able to find capable TTL flash units, or at least other choices besides the 3 Fujifilm flash units.

    Then today, I happened to be looking on Adorama, and was surprised to find that they list two Metz units as being Fujifilm compatible. Is that not the case? I've used Metz in the past with excellent results, but that was with my F Series film Nikons, so this is new territory for me. Here's the link: http://www.adorama.com/l/Lighting-a.../On-Camera-Flashes?sel=Compatibility_Fujifilm

    Admittedly, it doesn't say Fujifilm X-Series compatible, so maybe that's the kicker. Just wanted to see if anyone here knows the story.
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 3, 2013
    Perth, Western Australia
  3. whitetr6

    whitetr6 New to FujiXspot

    Apr 21, 2014
  4. the sardonic iconic

    the sardonic iconic FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 2, 2013
    That "Nikon/Fujifilm" note is a dead giveaway... these are meant for the Fuji S1~S5 DSLRS which were based on Nikon N60-D200 cameras respectively, sharing lens mounts and hotshoe layouts.
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  5. whitetr6

    whitetr6 New to FujiXspot

    Apr 21, 2014
    Ahh, that answers it. Thanks for sharing that knowledge. Much appreciated
  6. f2bthere

    f2bthere FujiXspot Regular

    Jul 29, 2014
    Nissin i40 will be worth watching as a third party flash which will be compatible with the X series.

    It might even support wireless TTL if we are lucky...