elv wrote in post #18489587
Ok thanks. So the APP mode is not working with everything then either.
I just tested it on my Panasonic GX7. And on that camera, the XPro-C seems to work reliably as a single-pin manual-only w/power control trigger. And using APP mode also works as manual-only w/power control. The iOS app is able to control the light either directly or through the XPro.
So, maybe it's just the X100T hotshoe? The X1T-F v03 update added X100T/X100F "HSS" compatibility (not really HSS, as it maxes out at 1/1250s, but then leaf shutters don't really work with HSS), so there may be something weirdly variant about the leaf-shutter Fuji hotshoes.
BTW, while testing with the X100T, something got seriously banjaxed in the RF communication. The A1 and TT600 cleared themselves of the issue by turning them off and back on, but the TT685C did not. It only listened to XPro explicit settings (the ones I put in before going to APP mode were retained) and taking the XPro out of APP and turning it off couldn't get the TT685C to listen to the A1/app, despite resetting everything (phone, A1, TT685, XPro-C). Whatever bizarre state it was in didn't get cleared until I put it into RF slave mode to the TT350-O and fired it as slave a few times. I suspect that since the MFT and Fuji hotshoes have contact/pin patterns that match Canon's, some signal combination happened that was...unexpected and completely fubared for a Canon flash foot.
I was just thinking about this, and the APP mode couldn't be single firing pin anyway because the HSS function still works.
It does? How do you set HSS? I just assumed it didn't, because the iOS app doesn't have any place to set it, and once the XProC is in APP mode, you can't use it to make any setting changes.
So what we basically need is a separate single firing pin mode, allowing remote power (& Zoom etc) control.
And a single firing pin APP mode (added to the "SHOOT" custom function).
...not to mention some sub-$20 manual-only receivers in the X system. [grin]. Some folks would probably like to add in legacy manual-only lights (e.g., an Einstein), but getting a $40 full-on TTL/HSS X1R to do so seems like a waste. Something like an XTR16/XTR16s, (but without the power control dial) that has a hotshoe and a sync port output to cable to a light would be nice.
Also, apropos of nothing, I finally realized that the A1 actually has a strong magnet on the back [facepalm]. Yes, I'm that slow. It is now stuck to my fridge, because I keep forgetting where I put it.