August 1st, 2012, 02:43 PM
Olympus E-PL1 - max shutter speed with flash.
I recently bought an Oly E-Pl1.
As with many, this is my first upgrade from Point & Shoot.
My question is, is there any limitation of increasing max shutter speed with the flash?
Currently I can only get maximum shutter speed as 1/160th of a sec. with flash opened up?
August 1st, 2012, 02:55 PM
That is the upper limit on flash-shutter sync for the E-PL1, no way around it as far as I know. Here's a great video explaining why:
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Last edited by fin azvandi; August 1st, 2012 at 02:57 PM.
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August 1st, 2012, 03:43 PM
I'll say this much, I have used radio triggers (don't go cheap, trust me spend at least $40 on a trigger) with studio flashes, that have achieved 1/250th of a second sync with about 1 in 10 showing a little bit of shutter curtain.
Of course once you understand how those external flashes work, you can still freeze motion in certain circumstances, even at 1/160th, but that gets easier in that respect if you are using a more powerful flash, not the built-in one. And the special external flashes that can sync at high speed, do so at the cost of the maximum power available to the flash.
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