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Old 25th August 2012
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Re: Metering

Any flash gun with a built in slave cell will fire when it detects another flash.

Set your camera pop-up flash to it's lowest power (turn off any Pre-Flash for focus assist or red-eye reduction) When you take the picture, the camera flash triggers the slave flash that is set up to provide the main (key) lighting.

I use any old guns bought of eBay and have lots of Olympus T-20 guns that are triggered with slave cell hot shoes like these:

If you don't need the full FL-50R facilities and are happy to work manually all the time (which is the best way to learn how to do it) Look on eBay for a good old powerful gun that has variable output.

Any questions, get back to us.


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