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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 4:22 PM

Got a question for EM5 users regarding the small accessory unit.

It has been claimed by pretty much all users in another thread that there is a flash delay in all modes except manual.

This I don`t believe, there findings can not be accurate, if anything there very misleading.

There can be a delay if the flash is set in full auto, this I know, and this is expectable, but what of the other modes.

If your an EM5 user and understand the system fully, I would like to know your findings.

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 5:47 PM

Rather than asking the handful on EPZ who own the camera, why not contact Olympus and get a definitive answer?

I found found them very helpful to date. Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 5:51 PM

CB, experienced user`s that fully understand the system can leave there answers here.

Your now claiming that there is a design issue with the flash, can you please show it to me.

LOl even more misleading information Smile

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 18 Jul 2012 - 5:52 PM
Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 5:57 PM


Quote: CB, experienced user`s that fully understand the system can leave there answers here.


That rules CB out then....Smile Grin

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 5:58 PM


Quote: That rules CB out then

I agree. I've already indicated I regard flash as an anathema! Grin

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 5:59 PM

LOl there has to be more than two or three people with this camera Col.

This might even generate a few new members for the site Smile

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 6:00 PM

You could try posting on DPR. Practically everyone on their M4/3 forum seems to have the EM-5.

Good luck if you do! Grin

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 6:07 PM

No I don`t think so

joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3583 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 - 9:33 PM

Okay, I've tested my flash, this is what I get. I've set the camera to manual focus, so all I'm measuring is shutter lag, from pressing the button to the picture being taken. I half press the shutter button, as that's how I always tend to take photos.

Flash off: 0.1 second or less to take the photo.
Auto flash: 0.2 seconds to take the photo.
Red-eye flash: 0.9-1.0 seconds to take the photo. (due to multiple pre-flashes)
Fill-In flash: 0.2 seconds to take the photo.
Manual flash (Full): 0.1 second or less to take the photo.

This was shooting in P, shutter speed 1/60 to 1/100, f/3.5, 14-42 MK I kit lens, Firmware 1.1 (body and lens)

These results are repeatable and consistent.

Last Modified By joshwa at 18 Jul 2012 - 9:39 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:04 PM

That`s more like it, thanks Josh Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:13 PM

Should have added that I have generaly found auto flash a tad slower than fill and this depending on lighting conditions.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109962 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 10:45 PM


Quote: Manual flash (Full): 0.1 second or less to take the photo.


Quote: Auto flash: 0.2 seconds to take the photo


Quote: Fill-In flash: 0.2 seconds to take the photo.

not so far out from what I reported earlier then Josh Wink


Quote: So, thats around .2 sec between pre-flash and flash, definitely noticeable of you shoot action macro (difference between a Bee in or out of frame

Last Modified By brian1208 at 18 Jul 2012 - 10:45 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:30 PM

So is everyone happy and all friendies again? Smile




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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109962 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:43 PM

A cup of tea anyone, looks like the storm wasn't coming after all Wink

(what was all that about anyway?)

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214378 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:44 PM


Quote: not so far out from what I reported earlier then Josh

Lol what like that link you added showing almost half a second Brian Smile

Auto flash delays can alter a fair bit depending on lighting and so on, I think you would be better off setting the flash for fill, less hassle.

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