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#1 Interceptor121

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:16 PM

Is anybody using the mini flash with their GH5?
I found out that is compatible and bought one from Japan at $45 seems to be quite effective alternative to an external trigger and a works with TTL though that was not really the reason to get it


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:07 AM

Let me know how you get on, was looking at this myself a few months back.


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:15 AM

Yeah, I've been using it for a few months now. Works great! I've only tested it in manual mode, but I see no reason why it shouldn't work with TTL also. Since it draws its power directly from the camera, you don't need to worry about recharging or changing its battery like with the nauticam led trigger. Plus, it's more compact, cheaper, and does TTL. Overall it's great. I think it's the best option for the GH5.

 

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#4 Interceptor121

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:14 AM

Excellent news Dreifish maybe it makes the battery life shorter in TTL but for me TTL is only for portraits and macro not for other shots where you blast the battery so it should work well


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 01:09 AM

uuu didnt know such thing exists....anybody tried it yet on GH4 ? Curious if it would fit the housing as well...



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 02:15 AM

Yeah, I've been using it for a few months now. Works great! I've only tested it in manual mode, but I see no reason why it shouldn't work with TTL also. Since it draws its power directly from the camera, you don't need to worry about recharging or changing its battery like with the nauticam led trigger. Plus, it's more compact, cheaper, and does TTL. Overall it's great. I think it's the best option for the GH5.

 

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How can it be set up for TTL?

 

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 03:33 AM

The setting is in the camera
Rec flash firing mode TTL


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:46 AM

I use it for more than a year now, in manual and TTL. It does the job perfectly.



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:49 AM

I use it for more than a year now, in manual and TTL. It does the job perfectly.

 

in GH4 ? or you mean GH5 ? :)



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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:32 AM

in GH4 ? or you mean GH5 ? :)


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:25 AM

GH5

 

aaach thanks...was somehow hoping it was GH4 :)



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:28 AM

:) topic was about GH5, no?

GH4 has a built in flash, so no need for a small flash there. My friend has a GH4 though, I can ask him to test the FL70 if you want. But it will be in August only, I have a long trip ahead, diving in Iceland an Greenland!



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 01:07 AM

:) topic was about GH5, no?

GH4 has a built in flash, so no need for a small flash there. My friend has a GH4 though, I can ask him to test the FL70 if you want. But it will be in August only, I have a long trip ahead, diving in Iceland an Greenland!

 

it has a built in one but slow and battery eating one :P Using a Nauticam LED trigger for now but no TTL there....so curious if this could be a nice low cost solution. Or at least i can dream :) Enjoy the trip!



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 12:35 AM

I will! Just found out that the water temperature is 2°C/37°F! Nice!

Beware, the FL70 has no built in batteries, so it uses the camera battery as well if that is your concern. I see only now you are living in Belgium as well. You can always try my FL70 if you like. I'm from Herne.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:00 AM

I will! Just found out that the water temperature is 2°C/37°F! Nice!

Beware, the FL70 has no built in batteries, so it uses the camera battery as well if that is your concern. I see only now you are living in Belgium as well. You can always try my FL70 if you like. I'm from Herne.

 

Thanks for the offer rollin!  ...Will pass though...just realized I somehow had it stuck in my head that it is a LED flash...since its a normal one it does not make sense...as it will have the same drain on teh battery. Even if it has faster recycle time, guess not that much over built in strobe....And LED trigger willl be way faster..och well...Gotta think first, post second next time :D


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:41 AM

Unlike the nauticam one, this does not allow rapid firing is that correct?
Unlike the nauticam one, this does not allow rapid firing is that correct?

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:53 PM

Unlike the nauticam one, this does not allow rapid firing is that correct?
Unlike the nauticam one, this does not allow rapid firing is that correct?

What do you mean by rapid firing? Speed is usually dictated by the recharge time of the strobes more than internal flash?
Have you got a particular shot in mind??


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:48 AM

(a bit late to the discussion sorry, been travelling :-) 

I've been using the FL-70 for a while and find it very good. I previously used a GH4 so was used to the battery drain consideration and the FL-70 hasn't yet caused me to run out of battery on a dive...

I also have the Nauticam LED trigger, but I prefer the flexibility of having TTL if I want it during a dive, and this seems to outweigh any need for faster recycling.

Only available from Japan I believe?



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:52 AM

(a bit late to the discussion sorry, been travelling :-) 
I've been using the FL-70 for a while and find it very good. I previously used a GH4 so was used to the battery drain consideration and the FL-70 hasn't yet caused me to run out of battery on a dive...
I also have the Nauticam LED trigger, but I prefer the flexibility of having TTL if I want it during a dive, and this seems to outweigh any need for faster recycling.
Only available from Japan I believe?

Yes I have ordered it in Japan but this is really a great addition to the camera not just underwater. Works well with close shots on land especially in shade over a bright day when you don’t want to carry a larger unit
Worth every cent of import duty


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 06:12 PM

I have the nauticam flash trigger.. my strobes arent firing theres a little light that goes off towards the bottom when I fire but no major flash output... what am I doing wrong?