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Shutter speed with the FL36 on an EP1

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Gwendal, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Gwendal

    Gwendal Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 6, 2010
    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 ?
  2. brutto

    brutto Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    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.
  3. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser

    Nov 16, 2010
    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.
  4. Gwendal

    Gwendal Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 6, 2010
    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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