Fuji S5 w/ 3rd Party Flash problems

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garyb1985
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Fuji S5 w/ 3rd Party Flash problems
Feb 3, 2009

I just picked up a Sunpak pz40x flash which is very good and works fine when I test it in standard conditions. However when I was working in a nightclub the other night, the damn thing wouldnt AF properly with the flashes AF assist. In the end I stuck it on AF-C and it just about worked ok.

Has anyone else had a similar occurence with a 3rd party flash? I dont think it was the strength of the AF assist light because I was sat down and testing the focussing on a plain wall about 4ft away. Could other lights in the club have interferred? Im not 100% what light these flashes use, IR or visible.

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