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Old 1st November 2014
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mix and match flash

following on from a recent location shoot using my two FL600R remote from the EM-1, where despite making a hash of using the on-board commander mode and ending up using cable I got some great results so have decided to explore this further.

I had over time collected an fl36 which as far as I can see won't work in slave mode and a Phottix Strato mk2 for canon with a pass through hot shoe, so I had a play to see what I could knock up.

I'm pleased to say that with the FL36 mounted on the Phottix receiver, an fl600R mounted on the hot-shoe of the Phottix transmitter, set on the camera hot shoe and both the camera, on-board flash and a 2nd fl600R remote flash all set to RC mode I now have control of all three flashes and can run them independently of each other so as to give me a key light, a fill light and hair light (the fl36 on the Phottix receiver)

So far its only been testing the functionality of the set-up but I hope to give it a proper work out soon.

Has anyone else tried this combination and if so, are there any snags to watch out for (or tricks to squeeze even more performance from them?)
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Re: mix and match flash

I have progressed from the Phottix and found a system that works much better for me, albeit with a bit of a workaround

I now have a Cactus RF60 + V6 which I can control remotely by using a Hama folding flash grip onto which I mount the V6. This is linked to the EM-1 via a PC sync cord with a 3.5mm socket terminal for the V6

I mount the Olympus kit flash onto the EM-1 hot shoe and switch to RC mode

This allows me to independently remotely control the RF60 and the two FL600Rs I use

Note, if I was using older flashes such as the FL36R / 50R or the Metz equivalent I could have achieved the same result mounting the V6 directly onto the EM-1 hot-shoe flash and the FL36R etc onto the pass-through hot shoe. I(t doesn't work with the latest models, FL 600R etc as there appear to be a change in the pin configuration that makes it incompatible with the V6 system)
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