Flash Mode
  • Does anyone know how to get the Flash Mode enabled on the X-E1? I've set it to M, A, and S with the flash popped up. I've followed the instruction in the manual, but i can't get that Flash Mode to activate so I can change the flash option. :(
  • steve1401steve1401
    Posts: 1,008
    I don't have a XE1, but on the XPro1, if you have silent mode enabled, you can't use (the external) flash. Does that help at all?
  • veejayceeveejaycee
    Posts: 2,378
    I assume you have read page 27 of the manual?
    Nikon D700/D300, 17-35mm, 24-70mm, 28-300mm, 50-500mm, 35, 50, 85, 135 and 180mm primes. Fuji XPro 1, Fuji XT1, Fujinon XF lenses - 14mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4, Fuji XF 60mm f1.4, 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS, 55-200mm f3.5-f4.8 OIS.
  • Thanks for replying :)
    The camera Silent Mode is off. Just for kick though, I turned it on, but the Flash Mode is still grayed out.
  • Yes. The manual was the first thing I looked at. :)
  • veejayceeveejaycee
    Posts: 2,378
    I think you need to pop the flash up first - maybe before the flash menu becomes available?
    What other settings are you currently using which may conflict with the flash.
    Vic
    Nikon D700/D300, 17-35mm, 24-70mm, 28-300mm, 50-500mm, 35, 50, 85, 135 and 180mm primes. Fuji XPro 1, Fuji XT1, Fujinon XF lenses - 14mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4, Fuji XF 60mm f1.4, 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS, 55-200mm f3.5-f4.8 OIS.
  • Ah silly me. I had the setting at CONTINUOUS under the DRIVE button. I've been changing all the other settings and not realized it. Now it's back to STILL IMAGE and the Flash Mode is enabled...of course :D Thanks for hinting at 'other settings' :D
  • I had the same problem with my X-E1. I wasn't in continuous mode, but did have SILENT mode ON. This was the culprit.
    I'm not sure why we can't have a silent flash?!? It's the first thing I do with a new camera: switch off those annoying beeps!

    I think this is one for the update wish list: Flash mode whilst silent.
  • veejayceeveejaycee
    Posts: 2,378

    I had the same problem with my X-E1. I wasn't in continuous mode, but did have SILENT mode ON. This was the culprit.
    I'm not sure why we can't have a silent flash?!? It's the first thing I do with a new camera: switch off those annoying beeps!

    I think this is one for the update wish list: Flash mode whilst silent.



    Instead of using silent mode, simply turn the sounds right down. Incidentally, you'll find that AF assist won't work in silent mode either. They should have named it something like stealth mode.
    Nikon D700/D300, 17-35mm, 24-70mm, 28-300mm, 50-500mm, 35, 50, 85, 135 and 180mm primes. Fuji XPro 1, Fuji XT1, Fujinon XF lenses - 14mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4, Fuji XF 60mm f1.4, 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS, 55-200mm f3.5-f4.8 OIS.
  • DidymusDidymus
    Posts: 3
    I had this problem and just got it resolved. P. 18 of the manual gives instructions on disabling silent mode, but following that doesn't work. Instead you have to go to the first setup menu and disable silent mode from there - the flash then operates. Only when the silent mode is disabled from this menu does the Q menu flash setting function, otherwise it is not possible to change the flash mode from the Q menu. However, the lens hood can cast a shadow, so either tilt the flash or remove the lens hood before taking a flash photo.
  • Thanks guys, had the same problem with mine, didn't know why but realized that having it on silent mode was the reason. how weird. i hate the beeping!
  • Thanks to everyone.. had the same problem.. I bought an X-A1 on holiday.. first thing I did was to switch on silent mode.. later when I tried to use the built in flash it didn't work. I was going to take it back to tve shop, but checked internet fist.
    Turning off silent mode solved the flash problem. Then just turned off sound in the sound setup.
    Once again....THANKS!
  • "Silent Mode" is a strange way to describe the behavior. It should be "Incognito Mode" or "Stealth Mode"... it does so much more than turn the volume off..
    Mike
    Fuji X-E1
    XF 18-55 ~ XF 23 1.4
    Rikenon 24-40/2.8 ~ Yashica ML 28/2.8 - Rokkor-X 45/2 ~ X-Fujinon 50/1.9 ~ Vivitar S1 v1 70-210/3.5
  • Silent mode negates the use of flash. Turn it off and turn the volume down with the control wheel.
    Gene Lowinger
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  • Had the same problem on my new X-T1. Silent mode was the problem.
  • artukartuk
    Posts: 2,012
    celineS3 said:

    Thanks guys, had the same problem with mine, didn't know why but realized that having it on silent mode was the reason. how weird. i hate the beeping!





    The beeping can be turned off in the sounds menus, separately from "silent mode"
  • thanks for this thread! shot all my NYE photos without a flash because I was not in the mood to research.....i am now ready!
  • victorav said:

    Ah silly me. I had the setting at CONTINUOUS under the DRIVE button. I've been changing all the other settings and not realized it. Now it's back to STILL IMAGE and the Flash Mode is enabled...of course :D Thanks for hinting at 'other settings' :D



    Ok, HELP!!! I cannot get this camera OFF of continuous shooting. How do I do that? My flash won't work either, and the continuous shooting is driving me nuts. I don't even know how I enabled it, but it just seemed to start yesterday when I looked at the drive menu. But there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it off.
  • veejayceeveejaycee
    Posts: 2,378
    ejaseisme said:

    victorav said:

    Ah silly me. I had the setting at CONTINUOUS under the DRIVE button. I've been changing all the other settings and not realized it. Now it's back to STILL IMAGE and the Flash Mode is enabled...of course :D Thanks for hinting at 'other settings' :D



    Ok, HELP!!! I cannot get this camera OFF of continuous shooting. How do I do that? My flash won't work either, and the continuous shooting is driving me nuts. I don't even know how I enabled it, but it just seemed to start yesterday when I looked at the drive menu. But there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it off.


    In the drive menu - do you have "Still image"? Highlight and OK it.
    Nikon D700/D300, 17-35mm, 24-70mm, 28-300mm, 50-500mm, 35, 50, 85, 135 and 180mm primes. Fuji XPro 1, Fuji XT1, Fujinon XF lenses - 14mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4, Fuji XF 60mm f1.4, 18-55mm f2.8-4 OIS, 55-200mm f3.5-f4.8 OIS.
  • LOL this is probably the most helpful thread ever on this site. Imagine how many people got their flash working and DIDN'T create an account just to say thanks :)

    +1 for "it should be called stealth mode"

    :( for continuous mode being pretty much useless on the X-E1 (impossible to take just one shot, even on slow continuous, and fills i/o buffer immediately causing lag before next shot).
  • MagnazaMagnaza
    Posts: 1
    Important, if the sound is off, but the shutter is set to ES Electronic Shutter, the flash won't work. It has to be set to MS Mechanical Shutter (Menu #5, Shutter Type).
  • SMDSMD
    Posts: 1

    LOL this is probably the most helpful thread ever on this site. Imagine how many people got their flash working and DIDN'T create an account just to say thanks :)

    +1 for "it should be called stealth mode"



    Exactly! I've been stumped by this lack-of-flash since I put my X-T1 in 'silent mode' nearly a year ago! Have tried to work around it but just end up frustrated and limited. Saw this thread in my first search after joining the forum today. Thanks to all!
  • How to get my flash to work Fuji s1000fd , I hit a few buttons and don't no how to turn flash back on.
    I looked at the manual but I am still trying to figure it out, there is also a little image of (camera with flash up) on my lcd screen that was never there before.
    And yes my flash is up, I snap pitures and no flash, its when I hit couple buttons. i need step by step help.

    http://www.fujixseries.com/discussion/3195/flash-mode/p1?post#Form_Body

    it shows troubleshooting on pg 146
  • djlewdjlew
    Posts: 1
    Also, if you have the Electronic Shutter turned ON, flash mode will NOT work!
  • MDFCFPMDFCFP
    Posts: 1
    Have a EF-43 flash, tried all of the above, mostly will not work, but randomly worked for a few pictures vastly over exposed, no TTL despite being on. Camera itself is great, but the external flash just seems pants. Only did work once in P mode, will not work is SP, M, S or any other mode. Can Fufi tec support help?

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