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Wireless flash shopping advice

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by garethld, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. garethld

    garethld Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 14, 2013
    Surrey
    Gareth
    I have a gx7 which has wifi

    What are the best solutions for wireless off camera flash??
     
  2. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    Best? Pocket Wizards. But they are also one of, if not the, most epxensive with lots of features many people do not need.

    I just picked up some Cactus v5 devices. Easy to use and not too expensive.
     
  3. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    The WiFi in the camera has nothing to do with wireless flash control. That's done via an infrared pulse from the inbuilt flash if you want TTL control. Or you can go a manual solution via Pocket Wizards etc...

    Both Panasonic and Olympus (and Metz) make wireless TTL flashes. The Olympus FL600r or Panasonic clone of it should be fine for most applications. Be careful to select the wireless compatible models. Some don't have the functionality built in.

    Gordon
     
  4. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    I'm not sure Metz offers wireless TTL for Panasonic bodies.
     
  5. garethld

    garethld Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 14, 2013
    Surrey
    Gareth
    I see... i currently own the FL360E whereas the FL360LE has got a built in 4 channel wireless receiver... if i made the upgrade would i still need buy a a TTL control or can the two somehow connect?

    Total lamen on this subject!!