ETTL and Legacy Lenses

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by GShooter, May 21, 2012.

  1. GShooter

    GShooter Mu-43 Regular

    When using legacy lenses on M4/3 is ETTL available when using flash or must you use manual control?
  2. ckrueger

    ckrueger Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 16, 2011
    On my EP3 I can shoot with my old OM 50/1.8 and use my FL-36R in TTL mode. The flash doesn't seem to be quite as accurate in metering, but that's just a feeling from a limited number of frames. It does work.

    I haven't tried this with my GH1. I know Olympus and Panasonic have some differences in their flash systems, so if you're shooting Panasonic someone else will have to verify.

    FWIW, ETTL is Canon's trade name for their TTL flash metering sytem. Oly calls their system TTL.