F280 flash on m43?

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gnewsch
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F280 flash on m43?
Mar 18, 2012

I got this Olympus F280 flash second hand for an unbeatable price of 80c and was wondering if it can be used with an E-PL2 or OM-D somehow. Does anyone know?

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In reply to gnewsch, Mar 18, 2012

gnewsch wrote:

I got this Olympus F280 flash second hand for an unbeatable price of 80c and was wondering if it can be used with an E-PL2 or OM-D somehow. Does anyone know?

On another forum I saw that the trigger voltage is safe but of course it is an old flash designed for the off-the-film TTL of the OM film cameras so will only work as a manual flash and have no TTL operation.

Regards............ Guy

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Re: F280 flash on m43?
In reply to gnewsch, Mar 18, 2012

it can be used...you'll be stuck using manual only.

Basically, it's going to fire a full power burst each time you fire it....you'll have to adjust your exposure accordingly. Test shot to get the exposure then shoot the image you want.

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