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Olympus OM 50mm f3.5 and flash

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by playak47, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2010
    I just bought this lens from ebay for my e-pl1. Everything looks good so far except with flash. I am shooting in aperture mode. When I use flash the whole image comes up blue. Is it some sort of setting?
     
  2. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Sounds like a white balance issue.
     
  3. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2010
    I should have figured. You were right. Everything is pretty much manual with this lens. This was one of the options I overlooked. Thanks
     
  4. andy_jansen

    andy_jansen Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 19, 2010
    Herten, NL
    Try making pictures in S-mode. Camera can't change aperture (you need to do it manually on the lens).
     
  5. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    That's the reason you CANNOT use S-mode. With S mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera sets the aperture - which of course it cannot.

    You can use either A (aperture priority mode) or M. In any event, if you are using a flash that has TTL metering, you can probably get away with S-mode but you are essentially shooting in M mode with the aperture of the lens controlling what the camera would prefer to do automatically.
     
  6. andy_jansen

    andy_jansen Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 19, 2010
    Herten, NL
    Since the camera can't control the aperture, switching the camera in S-mode will have the same effect as in M-mode.

    Or am I wrong in this???
     
  7. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    With the possible exception of metering problems. Why not just do it with an appropriate setting like M or A?
     
  8. andy_jansen

    andy_jansen Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 19, 2010
    Herten, NL
    In A-mode you can't adjust your shutter speed
    In M-mode, you can't adjust your exposure compensation

    But didn't know that you can get metering probs when in S-mode.
     
  9. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    In A mode, you set the aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed.

    In M mode, you set the shutter speed and the aperture. That combination will determine the exposure, whether it is spot on or not. The metering will give a reading of up to plus or minus 3EV on the LCD readout.

    In S mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera sets the aperture - except it cannot when you have a manual aperture lens fitted. You cannot adjust exposure compensation with S mode. When you adjust the exposure compensation in S mode with a manual lens, and you get a reading of up to plus or minus 3EV on the LCD, as the camera cannot adjust the aperture, the exposures will be identical.
     
  10. andy_jansen

    andy_jansen Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 19, 2010
    Herten, NL
    OK thanks, still hot a lot to learn apperently :p

    So when you use a manual lens, in A-mode you'll get a correct shutter speed?
     
  11. I always leave my E-P1 in P and it meters fine with or without a flash. Exposure compensation works as well.
     
  12. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2010
    interesting comments...i am new to the manual lenses. So i appreciate all the tips. But I am having fun with the lens.