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    Default E1 + Oly Flashes

    Hi Folks

    1) Can anyone let me know if the E1 has a feature like Canon 20D that can trigger a slave
    2) Also, can any of the flash (FL-36, 40 or 50) be used as slaves like the Canan EX580

    Thanks

    Astin > Will post some beijing models soon (by special request). Took some pix today but i have no flash and the results were less than satisfactory. I will pick some and post soon.

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    Buying the FL40 from Tao.

    If anyone has tips on how to use E-1 and muliply flash units for "studio" type portrait photogrpahy, please share with me. Reason being, studio lights are not always avail. or convenient to transport.

    Had a Canon 20D with EX580 that was capable of above but now on Oly and really hope I can do this too.

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    can only use dumb slaves. whichever cheap brand that can do that, please let me know too!

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    I do know that one can buy an original Olympus flash cable that connects between the flash sync socket and the additional flash. That way, the 2 flashes can work together in sync when set to auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tao
    I do know that one can buy an original Olympus flash cable that connects between the flash sync socket and the additional flash. That way, the 2 flashes can work together in sync when set to auto.
    you want to hand carry both flash? or attached to a flash bracket or something?

    you might be better off with a ring flash. that is good for studio portrait(except there will be a halo effect on the shadows) and macro shoot.

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    Hi

    So are there special tripods for holding up the FL flashes?

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    Hi Guys



    I found a pic of someone using what i said. Is that a special tripod or u just attach an adaptor to a normal tripod?

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    looks like a normal ball head ... For some canon and nikon flashes comes with a little shoe plate which has a threaded hole that can be screwed to the quick release plate.

    For other flashes you can choose the shoe brackets from here

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...52&Q=&O=NavBar
    http://www.pictureline.com/category....&cid=42&page=2

    hope it helps
    Last edited by bariq; 16th August 2005 at 02:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalbuff
    Hi Guys



    I found a pic of someone using what i said. Is that a special tripod or u just attach an adaptor to a normal tripod?
    Hello DigitalBuff,

    Olympus' FL-CB05 remote flash cable is the solution you're looking for.

    One end of attaches to the hotshoe of your camera (the pins are E-System compatible) while the remote end features a combination hotshoe (with lock) as well as a 1/4" female thread that is compatible with most tripod heads.

    I have used the camera-cable-flash combination successfully. The coiled cable is extendable (1m I think) but could do with more length. The remote shoe, tripod screw receptor combination could be materially stronger, but has held up the FL50 without problems.

    Hope this helps,

    Best Rgds,

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    Quote Originally Posted by chancy
    Hello DigitalBuff,

    Olympus' FL-CB05 remote flash cable is the solution you're looking for.

    One end of attaches to the hotshoe of your camera (the pins are E-System compatible) while the remote end features a combination hotshoe (with lock) as well as a 1/4" female thread that is compatible with most tripod heads.

    I have used the camera-cable-flash combination successfully. The coiled cable is extendable (1m I think) but could do with more length. The remote shoe, tripod screw receptor combination could be materially stronger, but has held up the FL50 without problems.

    Hope this helps,

    Best Rgds,
    Great! Thanks man. I will get that when I go back to SG for a holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chancy
    Hello DigitalBuff,

    Olympus' FL-CB05 remote flash cable is the solution you're looking for.

    One end of attaches to the hotshoe of your camera (the pins are E-System compatible) while the remote end features a combination hotshoe (with lock) as well as a 1/4" female thread that is compatible with most tripod heads.

    I have used the camera-cable-flash combination successfully. The coiled cable is extendable (1m I think) but could do with more length. The remote shoe, tripod screw receptor combination could be materially stronger, but has held up the FL50 without problems.

    Hope this helps,

    Best Rgds,
    Hi folks

    I went to funan to check out the flash sync cable. CP quoted me $110. The bracket will cost another $150+ too. Would you guys buy this set up? The external flashlights sold at the Buy and Sell section costs only $600+

    I actually thought that the cable connects to the little ring on the E1 so can use 1x Flash attached to E1 and 1x flash via the cable. So if I can only used 1x flash via the cable, how do i trigger off other flashes?

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