X100 external flash exposure blowout?
Is anyone else experiencing massive overexposure using external auto flash?
I have tried my X100 with a Konica HX-18W, Nikon SB-30, SB-800, Metz 45CL-3, and Vivitar 2800. Every one of these flashes works fine in A mode with my M8 and D700. The only pin on any of these flashes that in any way engages the X100 hot shoe is the center pin ("fire"). None of these has a high sync voltage, nor bad batteries in it.
And with every one, I get massive overexposure with the flash set to auto flash and the camera set to the appropriate f/stop (both in M and A modes). Even when I divide guide number by distance to get an exposure, it still blows out. It looks to me as if the camera doesn't bother to stop down - though it does do so with ambient exposures and internal flash shots.
Last edited by Dante_Stella : 06-12-2011 at 18:45.