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Flash issues

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by TJC-MFT, May 12, 2015.

  1. TJC-MFT

    TJC-MFT Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 4, 2013
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    Tom Cadwalader
    I am having issues getting flashes to respond.
    I have OMD 1' the LM 2' a FL 300 R, and now a FL 50 R.
    I can't get the FL-50R to fire as a slave. Is this possible and if it is what am I missing.
    Thanks in advance for any insight.
     
  2. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Which flash are you using on the EM-1? (yes this is possible)
     
  3. TJC-MFT

    TJC-MFT Mu-43 Regular

    36
    Dec 4, 2013
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    Tom Cadwalader
    I tried the LM 2 as the master. It does fire the FL 300 R
     
  4. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    The FL50R should work the same way as long as the groups are set up correctly etc.
     
  5. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Are you sure it is a FL50R and not a FL50?

    k
     
  6. TJC-MFT

    TJC-MFT Mu-43 Regular

    36
    Dec 4, 2013
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    Tom Cadwalader
    SOB ! It is a a FL 50. I had no idea there was a FL 50.
    No wonder, I am guessing the R is for radio ?

    I can make someone a good deal on a FL 50 ?
     
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  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    think the R stands for remote... the oly flash system is billed as wireless... but its not radio but light based... as indeed are most camera based systems from Nikon and Canon.

    I am sorry for your disappointment - i feel the pain as I also have a FL50 i picked up 7 or 8 years ago and am frustrated that I cant use it without resorting to some cheapo chinese radio wireless triggers

    Still I am proud of my problem analysis skills :)

    K
     
  8. TJC-MFT

    TJC-MFT Mu-43 Regular

    36
    Dec 4, 2013
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    Tom Cadwalader
    Which trigger system will work with an Oly system? I understand pocket wizard won't work for us?
     
  9. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Any radio trigger from cheap ebay chinese triggers all the way to pocket wizards will fire olympus flashes remotely... but only in manual flash mode. If you want to use TTL I don't think there is a radio option at this moment

    a good site about how to use flash is

    http://strobist.blogspot.be

    cheers

    K
     
  10. TJC-MFT

    TJC-MFT Mu-43 Regular

    36
    Dec 4, 2013
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    Tom Cadwalader
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    Thanks for your help and the remote problem solving. I will check out the link you provided.
    I sent the FL 50 back this am and a FL 50 R is on the way to me. I should be good to go after I receive the replacement. My out of pocket is the shipping and a few $ up charge for R model.
    Thanks again for your remarkable problem solving.
    Cheers