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EM-10 hotshoe

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by sebs_color, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. sebs_color

    sebs_color Mu-43 Regular

    191
    Jan 5, 2014
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Sebastian
    Just curious, since it doesn't have an accessory port, what is the hot shoe on the EM-10 good for?

    Thank you!!


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  2. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    715
    Jul 23, 2010
    Flash guns, triggers etc, a flash off camera tends to give a more interesting result than the onboard, you can get a cable that carries the TTL signal or a trigger and old style studio lights.
     
  3. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    803
    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    The traditional (and still main) purpose of a hotshoe is to mount a flash. The E-M10 has one built in, but it is very small, so one can mount a much bigger flash on the hotshoe for when a very small flash is not enough.
     
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  4. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    I have both the FL300R and the FL600R and on my M-10 I almost always use the the FL300 over the pop-up unless I'm using the pop-up for a remote trigger. On lenses as long as the 60 macro or longer, you will get a shadow from the pop-up (at least I do).
     
  5. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Why use the FL300R versus the FL600R on the E-M10?
     
  6. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    The 300 is small, quick and easy. The 600 is almost as heavy as the camera is, complicated and new to me. And I'm old, so I can process so much at at time..
     
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