OMD severe flash exposure problem

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chas J
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Re: OMD severe flash exposure problem
In reply to daddyo, Apr 12, 2013

I have this problem with my Metz flash.

I have a G3 and an E-P2.   The problem is worse with the G3 but they both tend towards under-exposure most of the time (+1/3 to 2/3 EC) ... with it getting severe (+2/3 to 1 2/3 EC) if there is a large portion 'white' in the frame.

I also have a Nikon system and it is much better in this regard.

Chas.

daddyo wrote:

I will be following this thread with great interest, as I also find that Olympus flash metering is too greatly influenced by high reflectance surfaces. I encounter it all the time shooting professionally, but it's not a deal breaker, as I generally just dial in flash compensation when needed. However, there are times when I don't have time to do that, and just have to correct an image in post processing.

I am not at all familiar with Canons flash system, but it seems to work better than the Olympus system for the most part.

Given all the benefits of the E-M5 to me, I can live with the flash issue. However, I would like to hear from some Metz users to see if this issue is any different using Metz flashes.

I would love to be able to lock a mid-tone flash exposure when shooting people at events.

God Bless,

Greg

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