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E-PL2 fill flash test

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by vinay, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. vinay

    vinay Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 18, 2012
    Toronto
    I'm wondering how the E-PL2 would perform in a specific situation.. could someone do a quick test using pop up flash:

    Aperture priority, ISO Auto, Flash off
    - take a picture of a low light situation.. I'd expect the camera would try to keep the shutter speed hand holdable, while increasing iso as necessary.. example of realistic settings: f2.8 1/30 iso1600

    Aperture priority, ISO Auto, Flash slow synchro TTL
    - take picture in the same situation... I'd expect the camera would continue to keep the shutter speed hand holdable while possibly dropping iso... expected settings: f2.8 1/30 iso800 (or 1/60 iso1600)
     
  2. vinay

    vinay Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 18, 2012
    Toronto
    For those who are interested on how the GF2 performs on the above test:

    It drops iso from 1600 to 100, takes shutter to a non-hand-holdable 1/2 and fires the flash... at this point, switching from iso auto to manual 1600 causes TTL flash to not lower power at all and accordingly blow out all highlights
     
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  3. vinay

    vinay Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 18, 2012
    Toronto
    nobody really use the built in flashes?
     
  4. Gurin

    Gurin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 5, 2012
    Sweden
    Of course we use it, mainly to control the wireless Oly flashes.