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In Topic: Anyone with Symbiosis flash and Sony camera?

09 February 2017 - 03:31 AM

Hi Marcell,


Is the preflash in the camera or in the Symbiosis (sorry if the question seems stupid, but I don't know)?


The flash does not have TTL mode, so I can't say.


I'll look into preflash - thanks :-)


Best regards,


I think symbiosis completely mimics the on-board flash of the camera, which has a pre-flash (for metering) and the main flash. I think you can't put your on-board small flash into complete manual mode (single flash) but I have to check. I don't have the camera with right now.

In Topic: Anyone with Symbiosis flash and Sony camera?

09 February 2017 - 02:18 AM

Hi all,


My Symbiosis flash or my camera is giving me a hard time - I hope you can help me figure out, what is wrong. 


My setup is a Sony A6300 and Symbiosis SS-2 flash. I run everything manual, and using fiber flash cable between the housing and the Symbiosis. Everyting is running great, as long as I don't turn the Symbiosis power over 11 (the range is from 1 to 15). When the Symbiosis is set to 12 or above, the flash fires - but the camera "does not see the light" from the flash (the picture is dark). I have tried a lot of different settings in my camera, but no luck so far.


Does anyone have any ideas as to what is causing this? I have tested this with a Sony RX camera also with the same result. On my old Canon G15, it works fine. It seem as if Sony and Symbiosis is not a great match - or hopefully it's just a little tweak in my settings, that will fix everyting.


Any help is greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance.


Best regards,



I don't have the symbiosis flahs but I assume the problem is that it reacts to the preflash and when the manual power is above a certain value it can't recharge for the second main burst that is actually involved in the picture.

It's just a guess though. Can it work in a TTL mode?