Wireless Flash Image thread

briandforever

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a lot of people asking wether ep-1 ep-2 e-pl1 can use on/off camera flash before they buy.

we all know the answer, "yes", they can fire flash on or off camera: on hot-shoe body, trigger by on-body flash(e-pl1), or using wireless trigger (such as Pocket Wizard)

ep1 ep2 epl1 will work with any brand of flashses such as canon, nikon, even chinese brand that you can easily find on ebay.
but they have to be in manual mode

let us share images created by on/off camera flash, so the pro can share and be more creative, while the newbie can get the idea of what m4/3 camera can do :)
 

tam

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Got a new flash and triggers coming soon for my G1, will try to remember to get some pics up when I do...
 

briandforever

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this afternoon, i went to shoot a 1yo bday party.
i also brought my nikon D700 as my main, but decided only bring 50mm f/1.8, becasue the 24-70 is kinda heavy. and i thought, i'll use e-pl1+kit lens to cover wider angle if needed.

olympus e-pl1 + Nikon SB800 on body, bounce.

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conclusion:
olympus pen is a capable camera for shooting event, all of the pictures above were shoot with Custom white balance, where i found that the CWB works very great.
the problem im having, is the slow focus. i have only the kit lens with the latest body firmware. JPEG straight out of camera.
one more thing is the loosing grip to control the body because the sb800 is heavier than the body it self, feels like the hot shoe will break if i move too fast from horizontal to vertical position :)
 

ajramirez

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Kevin,

You need to tape over the extra terminals and set your 580EX to M. Otherwise, it will not fire.

So far, I have not fried the camera or the ST-E2.

Regards,

Antonio
 

OPSSam

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The E-PL1 is the only one in the group that has RC mode though, thanks to the built in flash. That doesn't mean much unless you have an Olympus FL-36R (or 50R) of course. But if you do it means you can shoot with the flash up to the 1/2000 of a second off-camera, which is nice for certain situations.
 

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here's my dog shot in my living room.. i have a setup shot in my flickr stream... feel free to check it out...

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here's one with a local model.. my first wireless flash shoot with the e-pl1

it gets a little odd using my e-pl1 for studio lit shoots... i mean.. i drag 70lbs of gear and whip out a 2 lb camera hahha...
 

briandforever

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All taken with Oly E-P1 and one or two Canon 580EXII's fired via ST-E2:




Regards,

Antonio
you can win something with this picture, great idea, i should try sometime.

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here's my dog shot in my living room.. i have a setup shot in my flickr stream... feel free to check it out...

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here's one with a local model.. my first wireless flash shoot with the e-pl1

it gets a little odd using my e-pl1 for studio lit shoots... i mean.. i drag 70lbs of gear and whip out a 2 lb camera hahha...
great lighting joewoo
 

specialkalways

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Flash for Olympus Pen Epl-1

i would like to know what other flash can i use on my Olympus Pen epl-1 instead of the FL-14.

Any ideas let me know.
thanks.
 

Tritoch

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First post! Been a lurker for a couple weeks now... :biggrin:

Got a PL1 about a week ago, absolutely loving it! But finding that the expenses are getting out of hand! :2thumbs:

Received my FL-36R in the mail today and found out that the wireless remote control works very well between my PL1 and the flash. BUT! I had ordered the CowboyStudio Wireless Flash trigger receiver (Amazon.com: CowboyStudio NPT-04 4 Channel Wireless Hot Shoe Flash Trigger Receiver for Canon EOS, Nikon, Olympus & Pentax Flashes Other products by cowboystudio: Camera & Photo) around the same time I ordered the FL36R.

Question is, do I need the trigger receiver or no? What would be different between using the RC mode on the camera and using the trigger receiver? Thanks for the help!
 

briandforever

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What do you mean manually..? I cant have my camera on auto mode ... Is that what you are saying
sorry for the late reply.

you can use any mode, but if you are using Auto or Program mode, the results will be out of your control, since the camera doesnt recognize the non-olympus flashes, they dont talk to each other, the camera try to expose as it is no flash used, the results always over expose. thus, using the manual mode is the only choice.

First post! Been a lurker for a couple weeks now... :biggrin:

Got a PL1 about a week ago, absolutely loving it! But finding that the expenses are getting out of hand! :2thumbs:

Received my FL-36R in the mail today and found out that the wireless remote control works very well between my PL1 and the flash. BUT! I had ordered the CowboyStudio Wireless Flash trigger receiver (Amazon.com: CowboyStudio NPT-04 4 Channel Wireless Hot Shoe Flash Trigger Receiver for Canon EOS, Nikon, Olympus & Pentax Flashes Other products by cowboystudio: Camera & Photo) around the same time I ordered the FL36R.

Question is, do I need the trigger receiver or no? What would be different between using the RC mode on the camera and using the trigger receiver? Thanks for the help!
welcome :)

that's a nice trigger, and a good bargain, thou it's under $10 in china.

triggering wireless flash using pop-up flash has limitations:
- when the wireless flash unit is block/hidden (behind the subject)
- when the wireless flash unit out of pop-up flash range (high behind the photographer)
- in the bright midday sun, the harsh bright sunlight might interfere
- the pop-up flash can interfere to the final exposure.
 
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