Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50K Digital Camera
I've looked through the PDF manual for this camera and found the flash system pretty well full auto with the built in flash here is the manual link I used it's the fifth one from the top.
You will need to do some extensive reading on the used of an external flash and you are right don't put other then what is recommended into the hot shoe for an external flash due to trigger voltage.
That said you need to select the external flash switch from built in to external. Next thing is once you switch from built in to external for use with a wireless transmitter everything becomes or will become manual. You will loose the ability to TTL because there is no communication between the trigger unit and the camera everything will be manual.
It sounds as if you are attempting to fire studio strobe lights.
In this case using wireless transmitter you will need to manual set your camera ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture by doing light meter readings from your lights and setting your camera to those readings.
Or use dedicated external flash units. Even if you use a dedicated flash unit to trip the studio strobes the strobes will not synchronize with the camera flash.
Okay as a "rule of thumb" my studio lighting is set up to give me 1/60th shutter speed, F8 or F11 aperture at ISO 100.
You can't ask non designated flash unit to give you designated flash performance TTL because there is not communications between the flash units and the camera.
You need to read the manual on this camera and the external flash use
Posted on Apr 11, 2011
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