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Olympus EM5 flash delay ?

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Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Jul 2012 4:22PM
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 e2
11 39.7k 269 England
18 Jul 2012 5:47PM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Jul 2012 5:51PM
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
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Jul 2012 5:57PM

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


That rules CB out then....Smile Grin
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
18 Jul 2012 5:58PM

Quote:That rules CB out then


I agree. I've already indicated I regard flash as an anathema! Grin
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Jul 2012 5:59PM
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 e2
11 39.7k 269 England
18 Jul 2012 6:00PM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Jul 2012 6:07PM
No I don`t think so
joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 9:33PM
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.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Jul 2012 10:04PM
That`s more like it, thanks Josh Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Jul 2012 10:13PM
Should have added that I have generaly found auto flash a tad slower than fill and this depending on lighting conditions.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 10:45PM

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
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
18 Jul 2012 11:30PM
So is everyone happy and all friendies again? Smile




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brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 11:43PM
A cup of tea anyone, looks like the storm wasn't coming after all Wink

(what was all that about anyway?)
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
18 Jul 2012 11:44PM

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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