EM5 mkii focus bracketing and flash problem

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Yelkrub, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Yelkrub

    Yelkrub Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 21, 2013
    Cheshire, U.K.
    Paul
    I've been trying focus bracketing and have discovered if I turn focus bracketing to "on" the shutter release frame rate is automatically set to silent, high rate and I can't change it.
    The problem is when the silent shutter is enabled it disables flash!
    Is this affecting anyone else or just me?? Am I missing something??
    Seems daft as there's a setting in the focus bracketing set up for flash recharge time!
    I think I may be phoning Olympus support on monday
     
  2. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It still lets you use the flash, making an exception for this case. Your range of shutter speeds is severely limited though.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2016
  3. Yelkrub

    Yelkrub Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 21, 2013
    Cheshire, U.K.
    Paul
    Thanks for the reply. I've just been trying it with my Metz ttl flash and you are spot on!
    When I set up focus bkt in the menu and the SCP showed flash off I tried it with the fl-lm3 flash attached and it didn't work/showed flash off so I never thought to try another flash gun BUT after your reply I've had a bit of a play and the fl-lm3 works if you change it to manual setting in the SCP?!
    Max shutter speed is 1/20th second in focus bkt mode.
    Thank you!
     
  4. Yelkrub

    Yelkrub Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 21, 2013
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    Paul
    Funny thing is the Metz works in all modes apart from manual on the SCP and the FL-LM3 only works in manual. Hey ho. :whistling: