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Nauticam housing for LX-5

Discussion in 'Panasonic Planet' started by rusti999, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. derway

    derway Nassau Grouper

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    I was just playing with an lx5, and I swear it can do properly exposed ttl flash, with the internal flash, all the way to 1/4000 sec shutter speed.

    Does the inon or s&s fiber optic slave ttl modes actually work all the way up to that speed with this camera?

    That would be major, in terms of freezing motion, and making black backgrounds!

    Thanks!
     
  2. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

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    I'm pretty sure that all point n shoots will sync up to max shutter speed......
     
  3. Puffer Fish

    Puffer Fish Captain Happy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Cardog, it depends on the camera, The LX-5 goes all the way to 1/4000th, but the Oly XZ-1 only goes to around 1/500th. Even at a 1/500th, you get (from 1/60th)..essentially 3 f stops worth (to make up for not actually having a wide range of f-stops. As the Oly has a wider actual F-stop range, the two camera's end up being close.

    I am not sure about the Inon, but the Oly strobe will go all the way to 1/4000th, and S&S may (I know it goes to at least 1/1000th (will test this weekend and see).

    One of the neat things about Panasonic is that their camera's, in general, will do optical TTL when set to manual, which several big name camera companies cannot do.
     
  4. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

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    The XZ-1 does ttl in manual and the flash will sync at 1/2000 also.
     
  5. shaker

    shaker Nassau Grouper

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    Hi,

    I use hight shutter speeds for Macro or to freese motion with the LX3/5. I had one Inon strobe und recently i added a second one and TTL works in all situations very good. I usually never go beyond 1/2000s. Here some examples:

    LX3, Manual Mode, f8 1/640s. This Flat Worm was moving and seems frozen and sharp on the image.
    [​IMG]

    Lx5, Manual Mode, f4,5 1/1600s. Blak background with frozen motion.
    [​IMG]

    Lx3, macro in Manual Mode, f8 1/1600s. Notice the white Nudibranch isn't over exposed.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. derway

    derway Nassau Grouper

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    right folks. My real question is then can an optical ttl strobe like inon s2000 follow that fast of a flash, and do proper ttl expsoure at full shutter speeds?
     
  7. cardog

    cardog Manta Ray

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    Yes. I have the Inon s2000 and it works fine in ttl @ 1/2000
     
  8. derway

    derway Nassau Grouper

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    Sweet! Thanks!
     
  9. willy_b

    willy_b Angel Fish

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    Amazing shot, Captain!
     

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