02-12-2017 05:12 AM
I am trying to check out the high speed sync capabilitiesof my Canon EOS 6D and my Neewer NW565EX speedlite. I have the speedlite on the hotshoe and turned on, and when I navigate the Shutter Synchronization menu options the flash is recognised and allows me to enable front or rear curtain settings, but not HSS it seems. I can change the shutter speed right up to 1/4000 of a second, but when I press the shutter button the camera immediately changes the shutter speed to 1/180 of a second.
I am clearly missing something ;-(. Both devices support HSS.
Thanks a lot for any asssitance you can offer.
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02-12-2017 08:36 AM
1. You seem to have a compatibility issue. You need to talk to the manufacturer of your Brand X strobe, not Canon.
2. You need to use a Canon strobe, not a Brand X strobe. We know that they work properly without any issues
3. You need to understand that Canon makes no claim to be compatible with Brand X. It is Brand X that seems to have claimed to be compatible with Canon, which may not be the case..
02-12-2017 10:03 AM
Are you sure the flash has HSS capability? I looked in the manul and I couldn't find it. Strobe, but not HSS. Maybe I missed it.
02-12-2017 10:11 AM
I fear you may be correct in querying it. It makes the odd mention in the manual, but it is unclear. I fear I may have been mislead by the Amazon description of the product mentioning HSS all over the product summary. Not too worry, I ordered the product before knowing anything about HSS, so it was not a feature I needed at that stage. I have ordered an updated one which definitely does have HSS specified everywhere.
Thank you for looking, and thank you for your helpful response.
03-14-2017 08:39 AM - edited 03-14-2017 08:53 AM
I have the same issue with Nissin Di700A, with Air 1. No matter what I try, it reverts to 180. In the menu for Flash function settings there is no HSS function. And in the Flash C.Fn settings it says Incompatibable flash. I emailed Nissin customer service, and they say it should work? I've updated to the latest firmware for the 6D. What gives?
Just figured it out: you access the setting by going to Flash Curtain Synchronization: then you get access to HSS. It works. Yeah!