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X-T3 and Nissin I40

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  1. Lon Houseman

    Lon Houseman New Member

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    My X-T3 does not recognize the Nissin I40. Is anyone successfully using the X-T3 with a Nissin I40 flash.
     
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    Still looking for someone using the X-T3 with a Nissin I40. My X-T3 is not recognizing it.
     
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    I have neither the X-T3 or the Nissin i40, but I'm sure other readers would like a little more info about the camera's status: ​
    • Is the camera in AE or manual mode?
    • What shutter speed has been selected?
    • Is Auto ISO disabled?
    • Mechanical or electronic shutter?
    • Have you made sure the flash sits safely against its mechanical stop in the hot shoe; is it locked in position:?
    • etc.?
     
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    My 1st gen i40 (T1 era) works just fine with the T3. TTL and manual. The HSS "trick" does not sync correctly though. That stopped working a few years back when Fuji revamped their flash protocoll stuff.
     
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    Camera is in "manual"
    1/60 second
    ISO 1600
    F stop set based on desired DOF
    mechanical shutter
    flash is secure and locked in

    When opening the flash menu on the X-T3, TTL is grayed out. The only setting that is available is M. When attached, the flash fires up and pushing the test button on the flash causes the flash to fire. If flash is set to TTL, when shutter is released, no flash. If I set the flash to manual rather than TTL, it fires.
     
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    Stupid question, but is the flash actually set to TTL or M too? The other modes on the flash does not really work with Fuji.
     
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    Yes. The I40 flash is set to TTL, but TTL in camera flash menu is grayed out. By the way, the EF-X8 flash that came with the X-T3 works perfectly.
     
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    Perhaps contact Nissin and see if you can send the i40 in for a factory firmware update. I did it once, and I think they had more firmware releases come out; never bothered sending it back. For on camera bounce stuff (rare), I use the Godox TT350F now.
     
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    My i40 must be a very early unit, probably a v1.0. Never updated due to shipping hassle. If mine works, others should too. Must be some camera setting we're missing.
     
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    Agree with M4cr0s. My XT3 and i40 are working fine. It must be setting related.
     

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