Release lag with pop up flash in manual mode

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Akon78 New Member • Posts: 1
Release lag with pop up flash in manual mode


I have problems with release lag when shooting in manual mode with pop-up flash with my Sony A6500.

It takes a second from egen I press the shutter button until the flash triggers and the picture is taken. Focus is already locked, so it shouldn't be about finding focus.

But! If I choose Auto mode on the camera, the picture is taken immediately.

  • Red-eye is off.
  • no difference in shutter speeds and iso-numbers.
  • Same effect on two different lenses.
  • no difference whether it is fill flash or slow sync.

I am shooting macro under watee, with such a delay it is almost impossible. Another flash is not an option.

Grateful for help

Sony a6500
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