Olympus OM-D + FL600R Problems

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Questions thread
gollywop Veteran Member • Posts: 8,284
Re: Olympus OM-D + FL600R Problems

The flash communication takes place using IR.  If, therefore, you put an IR-pass filter over the clip-on flash, there will be no visible light, but it will still trigger the FL600R.

The easiest way to make an IR-pass filter is, if you have it, some old slide film.  If you look at the negatives from your slide film, the beginning of the role, often cut off, is a single piece of fully developed, homogeneously dark film.  A pair of these taped together over the clip-on flash will virtually kill the visible light but still let the IR signaling through.  It works.  The only real problem is finding a good way to attach the filter to the flash.

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