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    Default Re: Ext. flash for fz5

    IIRC, in "red eye reduction" mode, FZ5 does fire a pre-flash. The Embolitz can be set to work in "normal" mode or "pre-flash" mode. In the former it fires once it detects the flash, the latter, it'll only fire with the 2nd (main) flash.

    Quote Originally Posted by metallilan
    i don't recall the fz5 having pre-flash function...

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggable
    IIRC, in "red eye reduction" mode, FZ5 does fire a pre-flash. The Embolitz can be set to work in "normal" mode or "pre-flash" mode. In the former it fires once it detects the flash, the latter, it'll only fire with the 2nd (main) flash.
    oOo..really? hehe now then i know.

    anyway, here's my fz5 rig.


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    Default Re: Ext. flash for fz5

    heh all digital cameras, when dark, will fire very fast 2 flashes... 1st one for white balance and exposure, 2nd one for actual photo taking.. don't believe take a photo in the dark and see yourself, with or without red eye..

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    Default Re: Ext. flash for fz5

    I might be selling my 328 with accessories, which included DIY bounce card, Omax C-bracket and a straight bracket. Any Lumixers interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallilan
    oOo..really? hehe now then i know.

    anyway, here's my fz5 rig.

    can u tell mi wat's tat attached under your flash and wat is it for?

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    oh that..nothing really just an optical slave trigger for flash without slave function. i bought it to test if i could find away to work around the usual trigger shutter speeds for the flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallilan
    oh that..nothing really just an optical slave trigger for flash without slave function. i bought it to test if i could find away to work around the usual trigger shutter speeds for the flash.
    Hey so you got it! Thanks for the pic! I was abit perturbed that the flash bracket can only allow the flash to be placed on the right side of the camera! But silly me, never thought of putting the optical slave trigger the other way round So now can put on left side! Much easier to hold!

    So did it meet your test objective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tchuanye
    Hey so you got it! Thanks for the pic! I was abit perturbed that the flash bracket can only allow the flash to be placed on the right side of the camera! But silly me, never thought of putting the optical slave trigger the other way round So now can put on left side! Much easier to hold!

    So did it meet your test objective?
    still undergoing tests...did post up some of todays macro @ sbg at the macro section of CS...

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    Thanks metallilan, learning stuff from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallilan
    oh that..nothing really just an optical slave trigger for flash without slave function. i bought it to test if i could find away to work around the usual trigger shutter speeds for the flash.
    hmmm i dun understand..
    emoblitz has got 1 built in already right? works very well too I remember..
    to work around the usual trigger shutter speeds of 1/60 just open the flash, and use manual mode...

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallilan
    oOo..really? hehe now then i know.

    anyway, here's my fz5 rig.

    metallilan

    Your flash can adjust power output or not? Considering this as possible replacement.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tchuanye
    metallilan

    Your flash can adjust power output or not? Considering this as possible replacement.....
    nope. just slave flash. no manual controsl whatsover. only has Normal hotshoe synce, and mode1 & mode2 wireless sync.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallilan
    nope. just slave flash. no manual controsl whatsover. only has Normal hotshoe synce, and mode1 & mode2 wireless sync.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unseen
    hmmm i dun understand..
    emoblitz has got 1 built in already right? works very well too I remember..
    to work around the usual trigger shutter speeds of 1/60 just open the flash, and use manual mode...
    That was exectly what i was thinking. Still don't get why is there a limit on the shutter speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dts_spawn
    That was exectly what i was thinking. Still don't get why is there a limit on the shutter speed.
    i think for my camera i can't seem to sync it at the max shutter speed. fire about 5 times also wont work. as for macro i usually set to f8, 1/60 to 1/250. most of the time i have to fire it about 2-3 times before the emoblitz actually fires, thus, i trying to find a simple work around for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallilan
    i think for my camera i can't seem to sync it at the max shutter speed. fire about 5 times also wont work. as for macro i usually set to f8, 1/60 to 1/250. most of the time i have to fire it about 2-3 times before the emoblitz actually fires, thus, i trying to find a simple work around for it.
    bro,
    nvr encounter problem like you unless the bty is weak. have you try without using the flash adaptor? maybe the adaptor is the cause of delay action..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by FZ5owner
    bro,
    nvr encounter problem like you unless the bty is weak. have you try without using the flash adaptor? maybe the adaptor is the cause of delay action..........
    not the cause of the adaptor...cuz i got the adaptor to try solve the problem and i doubt its battery...mine even strong batt also doesnt fire
    with adaptor the flash even fires when in direct contact with sunlight! rapid fire summore...haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallilan
    not the cause of the adaptor...cuz i got the adaptor to try solve the problem and i doubt its battery...mine even strong batt also doesnt fire
    with adaptor the flash even fires when in direct contact with sunlight! rapid fire summore...haha.
    how come?? can it be ur flash problem?? or maybe the adaptor does not capture the flash.
    maybe adjust the bracket at an another angle to try.......

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    i did a quick flash test again... http://metallilan.atspace.com/flash_test/v2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallilan
    i did a quick flash test again... http://metallilan.atspace.com/flash_test/v2/
    bro,
    seems like we have the same mind using the elastic band.
    but i sew velcro on it, easier to put on & remove

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