FL-LM3 flash question

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Mister Summar, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Mister Summar

    Mister Summar Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2015
    This flash comes with the new Pen F. I cannot figure out how to work it in modes other than iAuto. Seems intuitive but alas nothing fires in P,S,A or M modes. I understand the flash modes options in the OK menu and reading the manual for what flash modes works with what shooting modes. What am I missing? I tried with both adapted and native lenses.

    Thanks y'all
     
  2. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    I guess the first question is what mode do you have the camera set up for flash? OFF, red eye, always on, 2nd curtain, etc.
     
  3. Mister Summar

    Mister Summar Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2015
    Flash fill 'should' always cause the flash to fire regardless of shooting mode which for this test is M. Using the Zuiko 25mm lens. image1.JPG
     
  4. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    The camera is set to Electronic (silent) shutter and low speed continuous. I don't think the flash will fire with electronic shutter.
     
  5. Mister Summar

    Mister Summar Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2015
    I'll experiment with that too but I got desperate and solved the question the old fashioned way: I went to a camera store. They came up with another solution I now admit is rather crude but it worked. Reboot the camera which essentially resets the electronic shutter to factory specs. Indeed down in the electronic shutter menu is a flash on or off command. I must have set it when creating a Custom menu. I've never really mastered the differences in the electronic and mechanical shutter. They are quite profound. Thanks for the insight.