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Profoto Connect Pro and Leica SL2 - bug? or as designed?


mbmoore
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So I just got the new Profoto Connect Pro for Leica, and it's a lovely piece of industrial design, and is incredibly simple to use. There is one question I have though - when you switch the exposure preview from P-A-S to P-A-S-M nothing changes in the display. Is this expected behavior? As soon as you remove the remote it functions properly (shows the manual exposure preview) Since I shoot 100% on manual it would be great to be able to see the scene to know how much flash I'd like to add (when using manual flash also) 

Does anyone here know? 

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On the SL2 bodies exposure preview is disabled when a flash is detected in the hot shoe. I suspect it is normal assuming the body recognizes the Profoto Connect as a flash.  In my small studio I do not want exposure preview active.  When my studio lights are the source of Illumination and exposure preview is active the viewfinder is so dark I can't see to compose or focus.

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As Luke said that is what is to aspect.

there is a simple hack. simple scotch tape to cove the ports on the hotshoe will turn the trigger from TTL to simple one pin trigger.

Under this circumstances the camera fires the flash but does not have any other communication, and you can your preview back on.

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2 hours ago, Luke_Miller said:

On the SL2 bodies exposure preview is disabled when a flash is detected in the hot shoe. I suspect it is normal assuming the body recognizes the Profoto Connect as a flash.  In my small studio I do not want exposure preview active.  When my studio lights are the source of Illumination and exposure preview is active the viewfinder is so dark I can't see to compose or focus.

I totally agree when I'm shooting strobe and want 100% of the scene lit by it - I always choose "P-A-S" to have a bright viewfinder - but what about when mixing strobe and ambient? It's helpful to know that the camera does that with any shoe-mounted flash (but not with "dumb" triggers like the original profoto ones)

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On 1/15/2023 at 11:30 AM, mbmoore said:

I totally agree when I'm shooting strobe and want 100% of the scene lit by it - I always choose "P-A-S" to have a bright viewfinder - but what about when mixing strobe and ambient? It's helpful to know that the camera does that with any shoe-mounted flash (but not with "dumb" triggers like the original profoto ones)

It looks like if you turn X-Sync to On, you are able to use the remote while in PASM. It effectively cuts off communication with the camera body. I think you also lose the HSS feature though. Someone might be able to confirm.

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12 hours ago, alexcaesar said:

It looks like if you turn X-Sync to On, you are able to use the remote while in PASM. It effectively cuts off communication with the camera body. I think you also lose the HSS feature though. Someone might be able to confirm.

Interesting - I hadn't thought of that. I'll check it out.

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