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#1 MarkB

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

I have an OMD EM5 and have set most of the settings to those suggested in the OMD thread.

 

I have noticed that the camera meters very well when not using the flash. However, when using the supplied flash for land photography or the YS D1 strobes underwater or on land that the photos are 2-3 F stops darker. I have the flash compensation set to 0 so that should not be the problem. This occurs in all metering modes (spot, center and pattern) and in P or auto mode.

 

Any ideas what could be causing this issue?



#2 troporobo

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:33 PM

I have not experienced this problem on land. Are your flash settings on the camera set to Auto also, or perhaps somehow switched to manual?  

 

Underwater, I set the internal flash to Fill and only use manual exposure settings, as the camera does not know that you have strobes attached and will not meter correctly. 



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:18 AM

I have tried using the auto and fill settings and have the same problem with both of those settings.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

I have not experienced this problem on land. Are your flash settings on the camera set to Auto also, or perhaps somehow switched to manual?  

 

Underwater, I set the internal flash to Fill and only use manual exposure settings, as the camera does not know that you have strobes attached and will not meter correctly. 

This is working for me.  Use fill when not set to manual.

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