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EM-10 flash in daylight

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Fred S, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
    Is there a way to get the flash to work in daylight ( dark sky's or poor lighting ) ?
    I often hike in the woods and can use some fill flash, but with the flash on
    it will not fire if it is not dark enough

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. mprazoff

    mprazoff New to Mu-43

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    Oct 5, 2014
    Kailua HI
    Using the Super Control Panel, moving flash from Auto to Fill In will ensure that the flash fires, for example to fill in shadows. While this would help if you were taking a portrait in the woods, or even in very contrasty sunlight, the flash will not add significant fill to light a landscape scene. I hope you enjoy your EM-10.

    Mark
     
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  3. fortwodriver

    fortwodriver Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Frank
    This will also fix the "won't fire if close" issue too...

    On my E-M1, if the flash isn't set to "fill" it will simply refuse to flash at very close distances... I couldn't believe that with the flash-on mode it would simply refuse to flash if closer than a foot. Turned out to be that particular mode uses your distance to subject to determine if the flash should even be commanded to fire <facepalm>...
     
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  4. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
    Thanks Mark
    IMO the fill flash is much better than the standard one
    for now a little overexposed but I can tweek that
     
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  5. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    On the SCP the +/- flash strength is directly under the Flash mode selection. Highlight it (I use touch selection) & rotate the front dial to adjust the value.
     
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