Flash

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Select the flash mode according to the objective and shooting conditions. When you use the FL-50/FL-36 or other external flash specified for your camera, the settings you changed on the camera will be reflected on the external flash as well. Remember that when using the flash with SLR cameras there is a limit to the shutter speeds that can be used. This maximum flash synchronization speed is the maximum shutter speed that will have the shutter's curtain open all the way. You can use the flash as an AF illuminator when there is not enough light for the auto focus.
[Auto Flash - AUTO]
The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. The light intensity is controlled automatically by the camera. In Program Auto (P) and Aperture Priority Auto (A) mode, when the brightness conditions require the flash to fire, the shutter speed is set according to the focal length of the lens. In Shutter Speed Priority Auto (S) mode the flash will function as fill-in flash.
[Red-Eye Reduction Flash Red-eye reduction]
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when taking pictures of people in dark places using the flash. The flash will emit light several times before taking the picture, so the red-eye phenomenon will be much less likely to occur. In regard to the actual shooting, this mode functions exactly the same as Auto Flash.
[Fill-In Flash Fill-in flash]
The flash will go off regardless of the shooting conditions, even under conditions where auto flash mode would prevent the flash from firing. This mode is effective in situations where the flash wouldn't fire if set to [AUTO], for example when the main subject is in the dark but the background is brightly lit. The light intensity is controlled automatically according to the aperture value and the situation of the subject. The shutter speed is limited to the maximum flash synchronization speed.
[Red-Eye & Fill-In Flash Red eye/Fill-in flash]
After the preliminary flashes that reduce the red-eye phenomenon, the flash will go off. In regard to the actual shooting, this mode functions exactly the same as Fill-In Flash.
[Flash Off Flash off]
This mode prevents the flash from going off automatically. In this mode even pictures taken in dark places will be taken without flash. And it will not fire even if the flash is raised. If [AF ILLUMINAT.] is set to [ON], the flash will not fire while shooting but it will emit light to help achieve auto focus in dark places.
[Slow Synchronization Slow Synchronization]
Usually with Auto Flash, when the camera detects low light conditions that call for a shutter speed slower than that which causes the flash to fire, the shutter speed is set to the flash-firing shutter speed and the flash is fired instead. In Slow Synchronization, the shutter speed is not limited so you can use shutter speeds slower than in Auto Flash, for longer exposures, and still use the flash. The timing of the flash is decided in advance according to the [SYNC1] (first curtain synchronization) or [SYNC2] (second curtain synchronization) settings.
[Fixed Flash ( FULL, 1/4, 1/16, etc.]
This setting is similar to Fill-In Flash but you cat set in advance the light intensity.
[AF Illuminator]
When the subject is too dark and it is difficult to achieve auto focus, the flash will emit some light on the subject to help the auto focus. The flash will fire several times while you hold the shutter button pressed halfway to auto focus. With some camera models, the flash will rise and fire automatically in AUTO (full automatic) and SCENE modes. In other modes, the flash will fire if necessary only if you raise the flash. You need to set this menu setting to [ON] beforehand.
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E-410
E-510
E-420
E-520
E-620
  • This function is set using the control panel screen.
  • Press the OK button, select [Flash] with the arrow pad and turn the control dial.
  • You can check the value selected in the monitor.
* You can also press the [Flash] direct button and change the setting with the control dial and the Left or Right button. While setting the flash, you can check the setting in the viewfinder.
Control Panel Screen
E-30
  • This function is set using the Flash button and the dial.
  • Press the Flash button and turn the main dial.
    * Turning the sub dial you can change the flash intensity control setting instead.
  • You can check the selected value on the control panel, in the viewfinder or on the monitor.
Flash Button
E-P1
* This camera has no built-in flash so the settings will be effective only when attaching an external flash specified for the camera.
  • This function is set using the live control menu.
  • Press the OK button, select [Flash] (flash) with the main dial or the arrow pad and turn the sub dial.
  • After making the selection, press the OK button to close the live control menu.
* You can also set this function using the super control panel screen. Display the super control panel screen, select [Flash] (flash) using the arrow pad and turn the sub dial or main dial to select the setting.
Live Control
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