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Metz WT-1 Trigger Coming also for Fujifilm

Metz WT-1 Triggers at BHphoto

Metz WT-1 Triggers at BHphoto

Metz just release their Metz WT-1 trigger for Sony. And over at their facebook page here, they said they will release the Fujifilm version “as soon as possible“.

I remind you that

  • A new firmware for Metz Mecablitz M400 enables Fujifilm remote flash mode (Auto HSS and Wireless TTL) – read here
  • the new Cactus V6II firmware just added support for Metz M400 for Fujifilm (TTL Group Metering, TTL Ratio and More) – read here

Metz Mecablitz M400: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS.

New Cactus V6II Firmware adds Support for Metz M400 for Fujifilm, TTL Group Metering, TTL Ratio and More!

A new Cactus X-TTL firmware for Fujifilm (version FUJ.1.002) is available on the Cactus V6II. They have added TTL Group Metering, TTL Ratio, support for Metz M400 and more (full list below).

Learn more at the dedicated Cactus X-TTL webpage here.

Cactus V6II: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama.
Metz Mecablitz M400: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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New Firmware for Metz Mecablitz M400 Enables Fujifilm Remote Flash Mode (Auto HSS and Wireless TTL)

Metz just announced a new firmware (ver.1.2) for the Metz Mecablitz M400 (specs & price):

With the firmware update to version 1.2, the mecablitz M400 for Fujifilm enables now also Fujifilm remote flash mode. Therewith Metz offers, besides Fujifilm, as unique manufacturer a flash unit which enables besides automatic high speed synchronization AUTO-FP (HSS) also Fujifilm remote flash mode and consequently wireless TTL flash mode. In addition, further improvements were integrated in the firmware update, e.g. concerning AF beam, ads in OLED displays as well as standby function.

With an update program for macOs, the firmware updates of the mecablitz M400 and the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital are now also possible with the Apple computer system.”

You can download the firmware file here (.dmg file)

Metz Mecablitz M400: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

A lot of great things are currently happening in the Flash world for Fujifilm. Just recently we reported that

  • Nissin Japan Launches High-Speed Sync Firmware Update for Fujifilm of Di700A and Nissin Air 1 Commander – read here
  • Cactus X-TTL Cross-Brand TTL Firmware Upgrade for FUJIFILM Cameras Now Available – read here
  • Godox TT350F for FUJIFILM Available End of June – read here

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Metz Mecablitz M400 Now Supports HSS for X-T1, X-T2 and X-Pro2 with Firmware 1.1

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Metz just added HSS support on the Metz Mecablitz M400 for Fujifilm X series cameras with firmware 1.1. Here is the message a FR-reader got directly from Metz:

As of now a new firmware version (1.1) is available for the flash unit mecablitz M400 for Fujifilm. This new firmware version enables now the HSS-flash-mode of the Fujifilm cameras X-T1, X-T2 and X-Pro2.”

Check out more and download the firmare at the Metz Mecablitz product page here.

Metz Mecablitz M400: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS.

Metz Mecablitz M400 For Fujifilm In Stock ** Fujifilm EF-X500 Hits US-Market!

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The New Metz Mecablitz M400 for Fujifilm X is now in Stock at BHphoto and Adorama. It is still not available at AmazonUS.

You can find the Metz M400 in Europe at AmazonDE,

For a short time, also the Fujifilm EF-X500 is now in stock at focuscamera (see screenshot below). But the flash is already sold out. I also got several emails telling me that all over Europe, the Fujifilm EF-X500 started shipping.

EF-X500 IN STOCK CHECK: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

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Metz Mecablitz M400 Announced + Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash Not Wireless TTL Compatible with the Fujifilm X-T1

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Metz Mecablitz M400

Metz just released the full information about their new Fuji compatible Metz Mecablitz M400 here. As reported here, it supports HSS and TTL.

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Here is an information, X-T1 owners should be aware of before buying the EF-X500. Asked by X-shooter Alexander, the Fuji Guys answered in the comments to this video:

Wireless TTL control is not possible with the X-T1. As we understand it, the processor of the X-T1 can not handle the necessary processing, and therefor there will not be a firmware update to enable wireless TTL on the X-T1.”

I remind you that the launch of the EF-X500 has just been postponed again to mid-November.

NEWS FLASH: Fujifilm EF-X500 Postponed (Again!!!)…. but at Least We Have the New Metz Mecablitz M400 (with HSS + TTL)

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Ok folks… I’ve stopped to keep track of how many time the EF-X500 has been postponed. I just let you know that it happened again. It was supposed to hit the market in late September, but Fujifilm postponed it further until mid November.

google translated: Recently, it had been guided 2016 September 29 (Thursday) Release, for high-end multi-function external flash “clip-on flash EF-X500”, the time to the quality evaluation of the development than originally expected final stage because you are required, we have decided that I am allowed to postpone released in the 2016 November 17 (Thursday).

I bet a bottle of wine that we are lucky if it comes sometimes in 2017!

The good news: as reported in my dedicated Flash post earlier today, Metz announced the Metz Mecablitz M400, a real alternative to the EF-X500, since it supports TTL and HSS for Fujifilm X-series cameras.

The new Metz Mecablitz M400

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Fujifilm & Flash :: The State of The Art & Rumors + NEW Metz Mecablitz M400 Announced with HSS + TTL Support

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Is this the EF-X500 Killer? Metz Mecablitz M400. HSS and TTL Fujifilm X Compatible

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UPDATE: Metz will launch the METZ MECABLITZ M400. HSS and TTL Fujifilm X Compatible. More here (translation)

Fujifilm & Flash… a long (and often painful) story. However, over the last years, we have seen some improvements, and some companies, like Nissin, started to support Fujifilm X-series cameras.

But it’s when you think that things go better, that Fuji is able to make it worst again ;)

In fact, with the launch of the X-T2, Fujifilm also introduced changes in the flash protocol to support the EF-X500 flash system. New protocol… and hence flashes that work on the X-T1 are now no more supported on the X-T2.

The good news is: everything can (hopefully) be fixed with Firmware updates.

So here is a Recap:

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Metz Teases “FIRST CLASS FLASH”… and Fuji X-Shooters “Will Not Be Disappointed!” HSS and TTL Support?

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Metz is teasing a new flash at their facebook page here.

At photokina, we present you a new flash light which will be the starting shot of a new generation of insertion flashes! With new developed technologies and construction, we save more than 30 % of the manufactured size. #SizeMatters ;)

Till photokina, we will publish further exlusive information concerning the new flash light on facebook!”

After this facebook post, X-shooter and FR-reader Thorsten said in the comments, that he will buy it, if it supports HSS and TTL for Fujifilm cameras. The answer of Metz was:

We will publish further information in the next days, but one thing we can say now is that for sure you will not be disappointed

Is a compact alternative to the EF-X500 on the way?