My M50 has new Godox wireless flash buddies!

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OP Casey Cheung Senior Member • Posts: 1,420
Re: My M50 has new Godox wireless flash buddies!

dpeete wrote:

In general, IR AF assist lights don't work with mirrorless:

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/0349022850/the-essential-pro-feature-that-no-mirrorless-camera-offers

Hmm, interesting article. When I used to shoot tons of weddings over a decade ago, I absolutely relied on the auto focus assist beam emitting out of my Nikon speedlight flashes. When shooting a wedding reception in a large dark banquet room with lots of people dancing on a crowded floor, I would get up close to the action and hand hold the camera straight up as high as I can and pointed downwards towards the crazy action. I would see the red AF assist beam pattern coming out of my Nikon speedlights and literally aim the red beam dead center at the action and fire the shutter release and get great action shots from a higher angle. That method worked great with my old Nikon D2x and SB800/80dx speedlights.

However, Godox appeared to provide this in updates to their Sony flashes: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4315288

So maybe a firmware update will enable it.

Also interesting... I noticed my Godox X2T remote transmitter has an on/off switch on the right side for Auto Focus Assist Beam. I haven't tried it out yet for an event, but now I'm tempted to use it to see if it really works. Dang, that $59 Godox X2T remote controller is pretty darn versatile! I still haven't figured out if my Godox 685 flash has AF assist beam or not, the rather lengthy user manual is hard to decipher. If someone can point me in the right direction, that would be helpful.

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