hmmm, got pre-flash meh??Originally posted by ark19
If it does, is it possible to de-activate it?
Sign, just bought a sensor flash but found that its not very effective..
Images got even darker....
Hi guys, after taking self-portraits of myself (thank goodness lens didn't crack!) to test the flash, I can safely concur that C700UZ do have Pre-flash!Originally posted by Tweek
hmmm, got pre-flash meh??
Unless in red-eye reduction mode...
otherwise, I don't remember it having pre-flash.
Actually I would prefer it to have series of pre-flashes so that it can assist with low-light focus, but it doesn't.
Which flash unit did you get?
After yesterday's lesson, I'd better research more before investing :embrass:Originally posted by Klause
You buying anymore slave flash? I also interested to get 1 for my c700uz. If you buying/aiming to buy, pls PM me and I may join you =p
Hi HOCL,Originally posted by HOCL
I went through the same experience as you. Bought a slave flash based on the shop's recommendation and then found out that there's pre-flash for C700. Got to go back to the shop and convince the salesperson abt his mistake (and hence the exchange of the flash).
I have also explore the option of getting the digislave but realised that those flash units seem to be normal Vivitar flashes fitted with their special electronics to accommodate the pre-flashes. Moreover, using slave flash means that your DC batteries will die faster...
I have since bought a Vivitar non-dedicated flash 285HV and the painfully expensive Olympus flash cable C B-04.
Quite happy with this ext flash setup, although sometimes I wish the flash is a bit smaller and has swivel head (besides the bounce head).
BTW, this setup is recommended by many folks at dpreview olympus forum.
If only we can modify a hotshoe slave unit to signal on second flash, then almost all flashes could be used! :gbounce:Originally posted by mpenza
the Vivitar 285HV is quite huge. It used to be widely used by professionals and is a very powerful flash.
you probably can go for a smaller and cheaper one.
I think I paid like $145 for the 285HV and $90 (Ouch!!) for a piece of cable (CB-04). You'll probably need a simple bracket (abt $20-30) to hold the flash and camera together.Originally posted by ark19
How much did u pay for the 285HV and thee CB-04?
Seems like this is the choice for many folks with C700UZ...
But is it bulky?
$90 bucks for a cable! Can buy another flash already!Originally posted by HOCL
I think I paid like $145 for the 285HV and $90 (Ouch!!) for a piece of cable (CB-04). You'll probably need a simple bracket (abt $20-30) to hold the flash and camera together.
Yes it is quite bulky. Like I said, I wish it is a little smaller ....