Olympus E10 + Metz gun

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Martin Francis, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. I was planning on getting a Metz flashgun for my E10 and film cameras. Now,
    ideally i'd like the 54MZ3 for technical wizardry, but i'll probably end up
    getting a 45 CL4 or older CT model and the appropriate SCA adapters. The
    rather excellent metz.de site answered most of my questions. My remaining
    questions are;
    a) will there be a voltage problem?
    b) what do I need to maintain TTL when using the flash off-camera (at a
    distance of, say, 1m)?
    Martin Francis, Aug 8, 2003
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  2. Martin Francis

    ping-guin Guest

    I have similar setup with E20. What voltage you have in mind? Metz
    takes six AAA batteries Oly four. I thought about a way to reduce the
    voltage from my Quantum battery so I could use the same battery for
    camera and flash - so far its just an idea. As to TTL on E20 it was
    very frustrating experience, for some time it apperad to work then it
    quit and never was realy reliable. I reverted to regular tyrystor
    automatic thing. Always work close and long distance, bounced from
    walls ansd ceilings... from really close just put a piece of pantyhose
    over the flash to disperse the light.
    Good Luck
    ping-guin, Aug 19, 2003
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  3. Metz may have an off camera cable, I don't recall. If not, the Olympus FL-CB05
    should work. The FL-CB05 is usually $60 at B&H and Adorama (and of course more
    expensive at the Olympus online store).
    Michael Meissner, Aug 29, 2003
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