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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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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.
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
Quote: CB, experienced user`s that fully understand the system can leave there answers here.
That rules CB out then....
Quote: That rules CB out then
I agree. I've already indicated I regard flash as an anathema!
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
You could try posting on DPR. Practically everyone on their M4/3 forum seems to have the EM-5.
Good luck if you do!
No I don`t think so
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.
That`s more like it, thanks Josh
Should have added that I have generaly found auto flash a tad slower than fill and this depending on lighting conditions.
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
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
So is everyone happy and all friendies again?
A cup of tea anyone, looks like the storm wasn't coming after all
(what was all that about anyway?)
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
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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