V6 ii and Fujifilm

Hi, I just received my units and they work perfectly on my Fujifilm X-Pro 2. I tried HSS and Hypersync with both an RF60 with the latest FW update and a Nikon SB900 (attached to a V6 ii - receiver).
Yet, I have a couple of questions:
1) the manual says on page 59 "Fujifilm cameras before the X-Pro 2 do not support automatic high speed sync. However, the V6 II offers a workaround to support normal HSS and Power Sync with Fujifilm cameras". The way this is phrased makes me think that the X-Pro 2 DOES support automatic HSS, yet in order to get Normal HSS to work, I have to depress the dial to enter "Forced HSS On'... So what exactly is then the difference in behaviour of an X-Pro 2 versus an X-T1 with regards to the V6 ii's behaviour?
2) will it work in Normal HSS with the Godox AD360 flashes? These flashes are very powerful yet they have a hotshoe. If it does work, this would compensate nicely for the power loss that HSS entails.
3) I have tried the V6 ii in power sync mode with 3 bigger strobes: the Godox AD600, the Jinbei HD600 IV and the Cononmk i6 EX Leopard. I could get none of them to work in power sync beyond 1/250th. The manual says on page 14 that it will only work with flashes that have a full power flash duration of longer (I guess that means: slower) than 1/100th of a second. I don't think that any of these flashes have such a slow flash duration, but I wonder which flashes do nowadays. Also, the flash duration of a Nikon SB900 or an RF60 is probably also faster than 1/100th, so why is it not working on these big flashes while it is working on the smaller ones?
Thanks for your insights. Apart from these questions, I absolutely love the system. Glad to have to use my ND filters a lot less, now...

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  • mtwpiet said:

    1) the manual says on page 59 "Fujifilm cameras before the X-Pro 2 do not support automatic high speed sync. However, the V6 II offers a workaround to support normal HSS and Power Sync with Fujifilm cameras". The way this is phrased makes me think that the X-Pro 2 DOES support automatic HSS, yet in order to get Normal HSS to work, I have to depress the dial to enter "Forced HSS On'... So what exactly is then the difference in behaviour of an X-Pro 2 versus an X-T1 with regards to the V6 ii's behaviour?

    The Fujifilm doesn't have native HSS support. X-pro 2 is supposed to have HSS, but the Fujifilm HSS flash is not released at the time of writing. So, we provides "Forced HSS", a workaound, to support normal HSS and power sync with Fujifilm camera and V6II, that works for both X-pro 2 and X-T1.
    mtwpiet said:

    2) will it work in Normal HSS with the Godox AD360 flashes? These flashes are very powerful yet they have a hotshoe. If it does work, this would compensate nicely for the power loss that HSS entails.

    Godox AD360 is a manual flash. Due to the limitation of hardware, it cannot receive HSS sync signal from the V6II RX. However, in case you have AD360ii-C (For Canon) or AD360ii-N (Nikon), the V6 II is capable to trigger the flash with HSS and the power sync.
    mtwpiet said:

    I have tried the V6 ii in power sync mode with 3 bigger strobes: the Godox AD600, the Jinbei HD600 IV and the Cononmk i6 EX Leopard. I could get none of them to work in power sync beyond 1/250th. The manual says on page 14 that it will only work with flashes that have a full power flash duration of longer (I guess that means: slower) than 1/100th of a second. I don't think that any of these flashes have such a slow flash duration, but I wonder which flashes do nowadays. Also, the flash duration of a Nikon SB900 or an RF60 is probably also faster than 1/100th, so why is it not working on these big flashes while it is working on the smaller ones?

    In the V6II RX that connecting the strobe with 3.5mm sync calbe, please use Nikon flash system in the V6 menu. That will enable the power sync for the strobe. We will add power sync support for strobe when selecting manual flash profile in the future firmware.

    I hope that helps. Cheers!
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
  • It sure does, Ray. In fact, I had managed to get one of my flashes to fire in Power Sync but then suddenly it did not anymore. Now I know why it was: I had inadvertently set the receiver to Nikon mode. Now I know I should have left it there ;-) 
    This is really a game-changer to be able to use my high-powered studio flashes like this.
  • Excellent! I'm glad to hear that worked.
    Ray Chan

    Senior Product Specialist
     
    Cactus®
    Harvest One Limited
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