Red focus assist light on flash.

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Hello, would someone be able to check to see if the red focus assist light located on a flash unit will work with the Z mirrorless system. Doesn't matter what brand of flash. I posted in the flash area but I understand why I didn't have a response. I watched a video by Peter Gregg and he could not make the red assist light located on the flash to work with mirrorless. I am considering adding a Nikon Z series in the future and would like to know if it is a mirrorless problem. I tried in on Olympus and the light will not work. Thank You.
 
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Here's your answer, from Thom Hogan's Z6/7 guide:

"You can’t use the Autofocus Assist light built into the Speedlight flash units instead. Because those units use a deep red light and the focus sensors are under green/blue filters on the image sensor, the Z6 and Z7 wouldn’t really see the light reliably from the flash units, so Nikon has just disabled external Autofocus Assist when a flash has been attached to the Z6 and Z7."

FYI, the Zs have a GREEN focus assist lamp.
 
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Here's your answer, from Thom Hogan's Z6/7 guide:

"You can’t use the Autofocus Assist light built into the Speedlight flash units instead. Because those units use a deep red light and the focus sensors are under green/blue filters on the image sensor, the Z6 and Z7 wouldn’t really see the light reliably from the flash units, so Nikon has just disabled external Autofocus Assist when a flash has been attached to the Z6 and Z7."

FYI, the Zs have a GREEN focus assist lamp.
Thank you. This is an answer that is great. I am amazed that it is not well known, at least to me. Thanks again.
 

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