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Remote flash triggering (again)

Hello all, I have just joined the forum, it looks good.
Now I am sure that I have seen somewhere that you can use the kit flash guns as remote triggers BUT without the flash itself firing. This means that all the light comes from the remotes with none from the on the camera flash. I spent yesterday afternoon trying to do this and failing miserably. Even when the menu shows the on camera flash as OFF it still fires. Any answers out there?
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Re: Remote flash triggering (again)

It has to flash slightly to trigger the other flashes, assuming you are using RC mode. Should not add much to the photo though.

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Re: Remote flash triggering (again)

I have to say for me even the small amount of front lighting was too much hence i invested in cactus wireless slaves

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Re: Remote flash triggering (again)

My Metz ring flash is triggered by the on camera flash. There's a plastic clip that goes over the camera flash, that blocks visible light but not infra-red. Maybe tape an IR filter over he camera flash to achieve the same effect

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Re: Remote flash triggering (again)

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Hello all, I have just joined the forum, it looks good.
Now I am sure that I have seen somewhere that you can use the kit flash guns as remote triggers BUT without the flash itself firing. This means that all the light comes from the remotes with none from the on the camera flash. I spent yesterday afternoon trying to do this and failing miserably. Even when the menu shows the on camera flash as OFF it still fires. Any answers out there?
G'day. Yes, it will fire, but it does so just before the shutter opens (so long as it is set that way in RC mode & not set to be included in the exposure) triggering Olympus (protocol) flashes with that slight delay for when the shutter is open. It can also be used for FP TTL too. If some light is still getting onto the subject from the triggering flash, then deflecting with a white card can be effective, depending location, surrounds & ambient light.
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