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5D Mark iv no HSS with Flashpoint?

Hello all!

So I am a bit stymied.

I have a Canon 5d Mark iv, a Flashpoint Rapid 400 HSS, and the Flashpoint X1-C trigger to go on top of the camera.

Both the Flashpoint models are set to be capable of handling HSS up to 1/8000. Problem is, the Mark iv isn't letting me TOUCH the HSS menu without a speedlite?

Am I missing something? I really hope I'm missing something, because I'd hate to think I have this great setup and am severely limited to 1/200 at most. I don't want to work with Speedlites, but with full blown tanks.

I've read about getting a Pocket Wizard to fake HSS by using hypersync, but I'm not looking for having to keep 1/1 power on my light and spend yet another 250-500 dollars for the pleasure.

Is there a way to get the Mark iv to allow me to turn on the HSS without a speedlite?

Thank you for any help you can give.

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Re: 5D Mark iv no HSS with Flashpoint?

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You won't get the camera to turn on HSS without a fully compatible flashgun or trigger, it doesn't have to be a Canon speedlight.

Either you have things set incorrectly or your flash system is not as compatible as it claims to be, if in doubt contact the flash manufacturers.

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Re: 5D Mark iv no HSS with Flashpoint?

Thank you for the reply! I will check in with Adorama and see if they can tell me what is up with the FP trigger. I appreciate the response!

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