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using pop-up flash as ttl trigger for offer cam flash?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by oly.sol, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. oly.sol

    oly.sol Mu-43 Regular

    72
    Nov 14, 2015
    Cambridge, MA
    i'm thinking of picking up some oly flashes. is it possible to use a pop-up flash just as a ttl trigger for off-camera oly flashes or do you need to have a flash mounted on the hot shoe?
     
  2. Rambling Sam

    Rambling Sam Mu-43 Regular

    68
    May 27, 2016
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Sam
    Yes, most Olympus units can be triggered by the pop-up flash, and go for the models (FL-36 and bigger) that have sideways-swivelling heads. Just make sure (if buying second-hand) that the seller passes onto you the plastic flat plate which acts as a stand and has a tripod bush in the bottom of it! Sometimes they genuinely lose these, but some people want to keep these, to use with other flashguns they have!