Off camera flash...

Discussion in 'Fuji X10, X20, X30, XF1, and X-S1' started by crimbo, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. crimbo

    crimbo FujiXspot Rookie

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    ...any one doing so with the X10?
    What kit are you using?

    Chris.......
     
  2. EBC Wilson

    EBC Wilson FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 20, 2013
    Chris, I own an X10, an X-S1, and the EF20 and EF42 flashes (I will round up an EFX-20 soon). Not too concerned with slave setups yet, but I am planning to get the Canon off-camera cable (you can also do the same thing with the Velo-brand Canon o-c cable, either available thru B+H or the other usual suspects).

    This way, I can maintain full TTL control, which is what I want: The Fuji flash implementation is fabulous. I once did a test on a close static display, and the results from the X10's built-in, the EF20, and the EF42, were indistinguishable. As far as I know, there are currently no slave setups that carry thru this TTL operation. Anybody know of any? All I have found thus far is other-brand automatic flashes tripped by an on-camera flash from the camera. One of my favorite flash techniques is to hand-hold the flash off the camera (up high, to one side, etc.), so you can see my interest in the Canon cable.
     
  3. crimbo

    crimbo FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 23, 2013
    Thanks EBC... The flash held off camera to one side is what I want to do...so the Canon cable and a Fuji flash is what I need

    Chris.......
     
  4. Jimbo70

    Jimbo70 FujiXspot Regular

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  5. jhawker

    jhawker FujiXspot Rookie

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    Dr. B.

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    Hello All,
    I have used the x10 and now x100 with off camera flash.
    This one from late last year was done with the x100.
    The flash was a canon 540 ez shot through a Profoto translucent umbrella.
    Cybersync triggers and receivers.
    While either of the cameras will synch at high shutter speeds I didn't need it here.
    JH
     
  6. jhawker

    jhawker FujiXspot Rookie

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  7. ci-lee

    ci-lee FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Yeah I use a Canon off-camera cable, usually with the XP1, but also with the X10. In fact I use my EF-X20 with the X10 in wireless mode (no TTL) which is quite versatile
     
  8. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    When you do this, does the flash actually fire from the X10 and contribute to the exposure?
     
  9. ci-lee

    ci-lee FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Yes it does, which can be a challenge at times when you don't want a light source right in front but thru a little trial and error, I've been able to make it work
     
  10. Zerosity

    Zerosity New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 12, 2013
    I use my cheap chinese ebay radio triggers and my old Nikon SB-28 flash. It's obviously going to be a manual setup without TTL support, but it works well. I even used the triggers to fire my pair of Elinchrom Style 400BX monolights and with the high sync of the X10, it's awesome (thanks leaf shutter)!