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LumoPro LP160 for GX1?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by panyuser, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. panyuser

    panyuser Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 22, 2011
    I have a Nikon D5000 and GX1; I want to learn more about off-camera flash.

    Strobist recommend the LumoPro LP160. I have a few questions:

    1. Am I forced to use this manually, or does it do TTL too? (On the GX1.)
    2. Will it work on the GX1's hotshoe?

    Please forgive the basic questions, but I'm very new to flash photography. I have a Nikon SB400, but of course that uses Nikon's iTTL so won't work with the GX1. And I'd like to be able to use it off camera and use my camera's flash as the trigger.

    Alternatively to this model, and I better going with something like the Nissin model, designed for 4/3 cameras? I would assume this works fine on the Nikon too.
     
  2. Ccasey

    Ccasey Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 29, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Chris
    The LP160 is a manual-only flash, so no TTL. I would think that it should work fine in the GX1's hotshoe, but I've never tested one. The trick to using it off-camera will be the pre-flash that the GX1 emits (for its own internal TTL calculations), but the info page (LumoPro: product) does suggest that it has a feature that will allow it to ignore pre-flashes.

    If you get it, let us know how it works.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  3. Ccasey

    Ccasey Mu-43 Regular

    157
    Jul 29, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Chris
  4. nrowensby

    nrowensby Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2012
    Columbia, SC
    Or you could turn off the built-in flash and trigger the LP160 off-camera with a radio trigger from Amazon... That's how I fire my off-camera manual flashes.