OM-D. Strange behavior with flash

Started Feb 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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andrzej bialuski
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OM-D. Strange behavior with flash
Feb 19, 2013

I tried shooting with flash yesterday, but could not figure out what is wrong.  Here ismy setup:

OM-D with its little flash mounted on hotshoe is used to fire and trigger an Alen Bee strobe.

Setup works perfectly and the little flash is triggering my strobe each time i press the shutter, but....the photos are completely underexposed as if no flash was used at all.  Seems like the flash is firing either too early or too late.

Fortunately I also have an EPM-, so I quickly switched cameras and the exposure was perfect for flash.

Both cameras were set on Manual, shutter 100/s or less, aperture 4.  Iso 200.

One significant difference, which may have caused the problem:

OM-D flash set to Fill In (triggering of small flash and remote strobe was perfect but underexposed)

EPM-1 flash set to Full (triggering of small flash and remote strobe was perfect with good exposure)

How does Fill Flash differ from Full and what went wrong here?

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