Metz 52 AF-1 does not fire with E-M5

Jericho941F

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Bought a brand new Metz 52. When attached on camera, gets all the info correctly but does not fire.

It only fires on RC mode when on camera.

Any help ?
 

Ross the fiddler

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You obviously bought the Olympus compatible version & you are using forced flash on the camera (single lightening bolt) & RC mode is turned OFF in the camera for hotshoe operation? The Flash is set for Auto TTL as well?
 

mgash01

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I had the exact same issue. After calling metz they suggested that I return it, which I did. I got a new one and it works perfectly. I think some of their flashes is having an issue

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SkiHound

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There were issues with some E-M5s. I had to send mine in. Does it work with other strobes?
 

SkiHound

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I don't know what era you bought your E-M5. I bought mine about the time they were actually becoming reasonably well available, probably July of 2012. Had a FL36 that worked fine with my E620 but not with my E-M5. The little flash that comes with the camera is fired through the accessory port. My hot shoe and several parts needed to be replaced. I think this was a pretty general issue with bodies produced at that time. I'd at least try it with another strobe and make sure you don't have your camera set for RC mode.
 
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