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Why is my fl 50 is flashing out of sync ?

Tried different camera different metering modes Never the same

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Seems to be a similar problem. fl-50 TTL- auto with evolt e-300, flash fires, image is almost black, not all the time but abot 60-65% of the time. inconsistent, that's what is throwing me off. setting on the camera is manual, shutter 160, 125 100 or even 80 , and aperture as low as 4 and iso 200, also used iso 400.

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    thanks for any help.

  • toyovox May 12, 2009

    FL50 is totally out of sync in ttl mode. I can only use it in the auto mode setting of the flash itself. Can anyone help?

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Set Shutter at 125 or smaller
Set Aperture at 8
You never told us what camera was flash attached to.

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