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FL-LM1/E-PL5 sync speed to 1/320

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by tamas970, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. tamas970

    tamas970 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 18, 2013
    Most PENs are capable of 1/320sec sync if the corresponding contacts are taped or if using 3rd party (e.g. Nikon) flashes.

    Is it possible to hack the FL-LM1 to do the 1/320sec sync at least in manual mode?

    I am asking, because I'd like to fire a strobe as optical slave in an underwater photo setup. Unfortunately, the UW housing doesn't allow for any 3rd party strobes, that I could use as master.
     
  2. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    I have the the little flash and epl5, tested and the sync speed can work up to 1/250s

    still don't see the reason why you are asking
     
  3. tamas970

    tamas970 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 18, 2013
    The reason is, that I want to decrease the effect of ambient (sun)light as much as possible. 1/320 is half EV better than 1/250. In Underwater photography, that may come very handy.

    Of course the question remains if an optical slave could be sync-ed at the same speed as the hotshoe-mounted one...


     
  4. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    well there's a solution actually, with the little flash attached as the trigger and when you have enabled the RC mode, even FP flash is supported so I doubt there's a limit on the shutter speed. however I don't know how that will work with Nikon flash, doesn't anyone here knows?
     
  5. tamas970

    tamas970 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 18, 2013
    I'l check that. Actually I have Inon strobes (for underwater use), that are officially not compatible with the RC mode. Well, it doesn't have to be, just fire on time and not on the preflashes...