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X-E2 commander mode flash output

Discussion in 'X-E1, X-E2, X-E2S, X-E3' started by i-Click, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. i-Click

    i-Click New Member

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    Hi all,

    I’m new here. I just bought an X-E2 and am having fun learning to use it. I was playing around with the popup flash in commander mode but it wants to fire at full power affecting the exposure. Is there a way to set it so it doesn’t add light to the exposure?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. le boecere

    le boecere New Member

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    Go to the Shooting Menu #4 - Flash Setup -Flash Compensation

    (the X-E2 is a wonderful camera)
     
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    I'm not sure if you have understood what the "Commander" mode is. It merely surpasses the pre-flash so it can optically trigger remote flashes with optical sensors. With the normal pre-flash they would not synchronise. Therefore, all you can do is adjust the flash compensation to reduce the amount of light the flash emits though, you can't stop it flashing or it would fail to fire remote flash units.
     
  4. i-Click

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    Thank you for your reply. I do understand the idea of the commander mode. I'm used to the way my old Nikon D7000 allowed me to use commander mode to trigger the external flash but to remain off for the exposure. I couldn't find this option for the X-E2.
     
  5. jknights

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    The Nikon Commander mode uses IR to 'talk' to other off camera flashes. This feature is not present in Fuji cameras.
     
  6. i-Click

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    Gotcha. Thank you.
     

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