Shutter speed with the FL36 on an EP1

Gwendal

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Hello - I'm using the above combination, and can't understand why when I use the flash, the shutter speed is automatically 1/90 when in theory I should be able to use 1/180. I've been through all the settings, to no avail... any ideas ? Am I missing something ?
 

brutto

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Are you in P or A? I think the E-P1 sets the shutter speed for those modes according to some internal rules. To get direct control of the speed, you need to be in S or M. It isn't very clear but the manual has some explanation of this on page 136.
 

Vivalo

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Have you set the x-sync time to 1/180 sec from the settings menu? It is in the flash custom menu in the camera.
 

Gwendal

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Thanks guys - switching to S did it (yes, I was at 1/180 sync speed). Need to work on using that flash !
 

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