Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Out of Focus area > The lounge

The lounge Relax, take a break from photo and camera talk - have a chat about something else for a change. Just keep it clean and polite!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 12th November 2012
throt throt is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Estonia
Posts: 56
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Likes: 3
Liked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

The plastic of those flashes is not that great despite the price. For me the locking ring broke once and after some google it seemed to be quite standard issue. And remember if you change it the contacts are with springs so be careful.
http://www.fourthirds-user.com/forum...ad.php?t=10501

oh yeah sorry for trashing your thread Graham
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to throt For This Useful Post:
Falk (12th November 2012)
  #32  
Old 10th October 2013
timd1230 timd1230 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Deepest Darkest Suffolk
Posts: 139
Thanks: 4
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

Got to be a self combusting Christmas tree
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10th October 2013
benvendetta's Avatar
benvendetta benvendetta is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pontypool, South Wales
Posts: 3,748
Thanks: 83
Thanked 297 Times in 262 Posts
Likes: 167
Liked 339 Times in 229 Posts
Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Falk View Post
Hey Falsh Gordon, whatever contraption that is, it made me smile You obviously have some talent for this kind of things. I dare say that this would probably work for doing upskirt shots!? With the photon pressure lifting the skirt during the process
On the other hand, doesn't this look like a radial engine
Upskirt shots?
Wot's all that about then?
__________________
Dave

E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

External Competition Secretary, Cwmbran PS & Welsh Photographic Federation Judge
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10th October 2013
Ralph Harwood's Avatar
Ralph Harwood Ralph Harwood is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wirral
Posts: 1,822
Thanks: 213
Thanked 294 Times in 274 Posts
Likes: 765
Liked 412 Times in 254 Posts
Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
So many "guesses" - Thanks Guys

Some have even given me "ideas"

As a clue to one thing I'll be doing: There will be either a bit of wood with nails in, each nail wired to one side of a flash trigger and a "fly lead" wired to all the other terminals of the flash trigger contacts.

OR: They will be wired up to a 12 pole rotary switch, driven by a variable speed motor.

Now try guessing what the model will be doing

My guess is flying past flapping it's wings - obviously you plan to have 12 overlayed images on a single long exposure, but that technique is very useful.

Out of interest some of the slow motion panning sequences from the matrix were shot in a similar way, but with 120 cameras in a circle all fired sequentially!

Great project and very interesting information re ASDA - I've got a photo lab in my local ASDA so I might try asking REALLY nicely and see what I can get - that ring flash looks fab!

Cheers,

Ralph.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 10th October 2013
Imageryone Imageryone is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Suffolk,England
Posts: 4,934
Thanks: 1,101
Thanked 797 Times in 755 Posts
Likes: 656
Liked 564 Times in 336 Posts
Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

Model has to be a ballerina or similar, Graham ?
__________________
The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Graham_of_Rainham (10th October 2013)
  #36  
Old 10th October 2013
photo_owl photo_owl is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kent
Posts: 1,423
Thanks: 37
Thanked 129 Times in 113 Posts
Likes: 55
Liked 53 Times in 42 Posts
Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

my guess is that Graham has finished this in the last 11 months.......
__________________
E, Pen and OM-D bodies
43 m43 and legacy glass
loads of flashes and accessories from all the systems
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 10th October 2013
Graham_of_Rainham's Avatar
Graham_of_Rainham Graham_of_Rainham is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rainham
Posts: 8,192
Thanks: 647
Thanked 945 Times in 733 Posts
Likes: 2,298
Liked 1,608 Times in 929 Posts
Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

There were several ideas based on the capability of "Live View Time Exposure" with the model "Performing" as the multiple flash units were fired at the correct exposure distance, but remote from the camera position.

Other ideas included the model appearing illuminated in all of the windows of the Eastbury Manor House.

All would be dusk through to night shots with all manner of flash contraptions set up to produce the desired effects.

It all fell by the wayside, due to poor weather and models not turning up. Then was put to one side in favor of TriggerTrap rigs and alternative (safer) ways to do things.

It remains in the back of my mind as something to do, but is of low priority at present. Sorry to disappoint those wanting to see a mushroom cloud over Barking, but Grade I listed buildings deserve due respect.

__________________
Graham

We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 11th October 2013
paullus's Avatar
paullus paullus is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: England.
Posts: 681
Thanks: 147
Thanked 117 Times in 72 Posts
Likes: 143
Liked 78 Times in 40 Posts
Re: FLASH! ah-ahh!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Falk View Post
Well, the thing had some issues with getting full contact and I had always to wiggle a bit or 'TTL' would not show up on the display. This evening I wanted to takes some shots from a drum set assembly in our living room, so attached the flash. Darn! TTL does not show up and no recognition of set aperture either. Wiggle a bit and pull the screw more tight - CRACK! End of story!
Not much help for your current predicament I know but the reason I chose a Metz flash over an Olympus model was the Metz has a metal hotshoe mount.
__________________
See some of my pictures at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tagbartok/

https://picasaweb.google.com/tagbartok/


This is to remind myself that I'm sitting indoors instead of out there taking photos!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to paullus For This Useful Post:
Falk (11th October 2013)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oly OM Flash Seonnaidh Flash 7 31st May 2011 09:59 AM
Never used flash? Well ... snaarman The lounge 8 18th April 2011 07:26 PM
Off camera flash and alternate flash units (speedlights) to the FL's theMusicMan Flash 5 18th September 2010 07:01 PM
Flash gun jonesy Flash 17 27th April 2010 07:34 PM
FS-FR1 Flash Adapter Ring (for ring flash) Naughty Nigel For sale or wanted small ads 2 17th February 2009 09:59 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:55 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger