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!

Alexis wrote:

Not sure if this has been answered but does your Godox trigger emit focus assist beam? As you are aware mirrorless cameras do not support the AF assist light on external flashguns which is a deal breaker for wedding parties where you need to shoot in very dark rooms and/or if you are shooting overhead the AF light is always a great way to know where you are pointing!.

Well Alexis, it's your lucky day cuz I have an answer for you! My Godox TT685c flash does not emit an AF assist beam out of the flash in low light. Either it cannot do this cuz of the M50 mirrorless body or I didn't bother to spend 10 hours trouble shooting for a definitive answer. Maybe there is a way, I just don't know it and I gave up trying. The reason I gave up trying is cuz I bought a new Canon 90D body yesterday, and on the first try of slapping on the same flash to the 90D hotshoe, lo and behold, a red beam of AF light emitted out of the flash! I was shocked! So yes, the Godox 685 flash does emit an AF assist beam in low light, just not on my M50 camera but it works on my 90D non-mirrorless body. I like it so much, I'm tempted to buy a second 685 flash! Plus the flash works for getting triggered wirelessly by my Godox X2T transmitter. And yes (improper grammar starting a new sentence with the word and), I habitually used AF assist beam when I shot weddings for 20 years and it was a lifesaver. Check back on all my old posts dating back to year 2000 and you will see my numerous posts related to shooting weddings and events. I even fried a couple Nikon speedlights from fast shooting with my old Quantum Turbo battery packs. I have a bad habit of abusing my flashes haha.

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