Use of the Metz 44 AF-1 Flash on the OM DE-M5 II

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by larryis1, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. larryis1

    larryis1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 23, 2015
    Southern Nevada, USA
    Larry
    Is there anyway one can use this flash with the M5 II where the flash is off camera on a stand and is wirelessly triggered by the camera? How specifically can this be done?

    Thanks, Larry
     
  2. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    Rob
    It can certainly be done - I've done exactly that using my Metz 44 and Oly E-PM2. I used the little clip on flash that came with the camera to remotely trigger the Metz (ie. it uses light so has to be line-of-sight).
    I can't remember exactly what settings I had to use however, but it wasn't difficult.

    Rob
     
  3. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    These are the instructions for the FL-300 in RC mode. I think the Metz should work in a similar way:

    https://www.mu-43.com/media/42829/

    With the E-M10 I think the pop-up flash must be open even if you do not want to use it (you can turn it off in the flash configuration menu shown in the picture). I do not know if this can help.
     
  4. azmerm

    azmerm Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 10, 2013
    Phoenix
    Alan Mermelstein
    I've used a Phottix StratoII for Canon transmitter and receiver with my EM1 / Metz combo. Triggers fine but no TTL.