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TTL flash trigger for M43 Panasonic/Olympus cameras?


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#21 ScubaBob

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 03:59 PM

You may very well be right on TTL option, though the demand is low for that on a housing made for a camera primarily used to shoot video. I'm sure stills will be great on the GH5, so maybe an add on option for either (e.g $200 for regular flash trigger, $400 for TTL).

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#22 Pseudonym

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:09 AM

hmm regarding the fiber optic cable..which one are you using now ? got iDive ones and they work fine with built in flash but dunno about the trigger

 

I had issues with my old fiber optic cables initially. We tried swapping the LEDs on the flash trigger for some ultra-bright ones, and that didn't work either.

 

The expensive Sea&Sea cables do work though.

 

And, after some hassles (they sent the the wrong ones, and still charged me for them), I got a set of cheaper ones from Divervision. I like these ones because they're straight not coiled, and I can have a more streamlined rig.

 

Just make sure that whatever cables you get have 613 cores, and I think you should be good. With 613 cores, there's noticeably more light transmitted than the crappy single-core variety.

 

Hope that helps. Good luck!



#23 Ferit

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:11 AM

I am hoping that Nauticam will offer one of the UW Technics TTL flash triggers for an E-M1 II housing once they get that going.



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:22 AM

I use the Panasonic DMW-FL70 Flash in my Nauticam housing on a GH-5. It works very well in TTL and manual. Don't know if it will fit in your housing though. If you want, I can take measurements for you.

 

Drawback is that it has no batteries, so you will drain the batteries of your camera faster. I had no problems during 2 -3 hour dives however.


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#25 Joss

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:09 AM

There is a very interesting post about olympus flashes: http://wetpixel.com/...039#entry385848