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Flashgun with both old-style Auto mode and FP-mode?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by New Daddy, May 17, 2012.

  1. New Daddy

    New Daddy Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2011
    I'm looking for a flashgun that has both (1) old-style auto mode (so I can use it on a non u4/3 camera) and (2) FP-mode (so I can use it as fill in daylight).

    According to the following chart, Olympus FL-36, 50 / Panasonic FL360, 500 / Metz 58 AF meet both criteria.
    Olympus External Flash Support

    Are there other flashguns that have both features?
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    FL-600R. It's the size of the FL-36R with the recycle time of the FL-50R.
  3. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    I think the Metz 50 AF-1 also meets your criteria.
  4. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Metz 50 doesn't have non-TTL Auto mode.
  5. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    Some of the recent Metz models support non-TTL Auto with a firmware upgrade. They call it Servo Mode.
  6. ginsbu

    ginsbu New to Mu-43

    May 13, 2011
    "Servo" is Metz-speak for slave mode. That's available on a number of models. Some need a firmware upgrade to enable use as a dumb slave (no need for dedicated wireless system to control the flash).

    Of their dedicated flashes, only the 58 has an auto thyristor.
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