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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2021 at 16:02
Originally posted by amrep amrep wrote:

EFCS sould be turned off when using the Minolta MFC-1000 or the similar Sony MT24AM flash controller.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote amrep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2021 at 17:10
Because otherwise the TTL preflash metering (witch is *the* important feature of this flash) will not work. When EFCS is on it will just fire almost like manual, turn EFCS off and suddenly the exposure is perfect. This is my experience, but there are also similar reports:
https://www.talkemount.com/threads/a7-with-minolta-macro-twin-flash-2400.16199/#post-122590

Iím not sure there is a physical limitation behind this, it might be just a compatibility problem. The Minolta macro flash controller (year 2000) predates any Sony camera with a first curtain shutter by a margin.

I should also say that I havenít tried the Sony unit, Iím just guessing/inferring it works the same as the very similar Minolta unit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2021 at 17:52
^ Odd. I don't have that problem with my 5600HS(D) flashes used on my A77. At normal sync speeds, TTL results are the same with EFCS on or off, and the 5600HS(D) was introduced in 2000, a year before the Minolta macro flashes.

The only issue I've encountered is potential banding when HSS is used with EFCS, but the macro flashes don't support HSS.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2021 at 18:21
If you search for the keyword "hvl-mt24am EFCS", you'll find that many forums (including dyxum here) have reported this issue many times.
The report is fragmented and the conditions are not well understood.
In my case, I have faced this problem with 99II + MFC-1000 + Ring flash + 3x-1x Macro.
In addition to EFCS off, there was also a report that it was solved by the second curtain synchronization.
Apparently MFC-1000 doesn't like EFCS.
Can anyone try with 7C that can't turn off EFCS?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2021 at 15:33
All you want to know about Electronic Front Curtain Shutter by Mark Galer: Switch it off or leave it on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gigo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2021 at 16:46
It is often more useful to know the cause than to list the phenomena.

The so-called EFSC problem occurs because the front and rear curtains of the focal plane shutter are not on the same plane. It also occurs with mechanical shutters, but it is not noticeable because the distance between both curtains is close enough.
With a pure electronic shutter, it is possible to achieve the ideal state of completely the same plane, so it does not occur at all.

The cause is that extra light enters through the gap between the two curtains, so it is affected by the position of the principal point of the lens. If the position of the principal point is known, the exposure unevenness caused by the angle at which the light enters differs depending on the position of the frame can be corrected.
Of course, a lens whose principal point position is unknown cannot be corrected.

Due to the principle of occurrence, this problem becomes more pronounced with lenses with short focal lengths and large apertures. There is no problem with lenses with medium telephoto or higher and lenses with F2.8 or higher.

The ratio of influence depends on the ratio of the gap between the exposure slot and the front and back of the curtain, so it depends on the camera.
The faster the curtain speed, the wider the slot width at the same shutter speed, so the ratio with the gap front and back the curtain becomes smaller and the effect becomes smaller.

The problem with EFSC involves many parameters. In general, the explanation such as "this will happen" is very inaccurate.

EDIT:
There is no electronic front curtain setting menu in 7C. A combination of the two,

Pure electronic shutter.

Electronic front curtain + mechanical rear curtain.

only.

If there is no mechanical front curtain, the electronic front curtain and the mechanical rear curtain can be brought closer to each other.

Edited by gigo - 14 February 2021 at 20:06
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2021 at 21:27
Originally posted by gigo gigo wrote:


The cause is that extra light enters through the gap between the two curtains, so it is affected by the position of the principal point of the lens. If the position of the principal point is known, the exposure unevenness caused by the angle at which the light enters differs depending on the position of the frame can be corrected.
Of course, a lens whose principal point position is unknown cannot be corrected.

Due to the principle of occurrence, this problem becomes more pronounced with lenses with short focal lengths and large apertures. There is no problem with lenses with medium telephoto or higher and lenses with F2.8 or higher.

Aaah! I see! A brilliantly clear explanation, thanks.
What a pity Mark Galer couldn't given that simple explanation his tiresomely-wordy video.
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