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E-M5 Flash trigger issue

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by thephotoshoe, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. thephotoshoe

    thephotoshoe New to Mu-43

    Apr 29, 2012
    I recently tried to use my cowboy studios radio flash trigger on my E-M5. When I slipped it into the hot shoe, the trigger activated automatically when it was about halfway on. When it was fully on, the trigger wouldn't activate at all. If it was just a matter of the alignment of the contacts, I'm not sure the trigger would fire without me pressing the shutter?? Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any input is greatly appreciated!
  2. String

    String Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2012
    Sorry, I can't speak for the Cowboy units however the Cactus V5's work flawlessly. Been using them with the FL600 and assorted studio strobes with no issues at all.
  3. TDP

    TDP Guest

    Flash wave IIIs here and no issues on my EM5
  4. marcl

    marcl Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 8, 2012
  5. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    When using triggers you have to set the camera to forced (fill) fire because you want it to fire every time.
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