Olympus adds wireless flash support to SP-560 UZ|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 17:15 EST)
Olympus has announced firmware update version 3.1 which adds wireless flash support to the SP-560 UZ, for use with the new Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R electronic flash units.
Wireless flash shooting is possible with the Olympus wireless RC flash system. With this wireless flash system, you can take pictures using multiple wireless flashes. The built-in flash is used to communicate between the camera and the external flashes. For details on using the wireless flash, see the manual of the external flash.
- Although there is no limit to the number of wireless flashes you can use, it is recommended that no more than three flashes be used to prevent flash malfunction due to mutual interference.
- In RC mode, the built-in flash is used to control the wireless flash. The built-in flash cannot be used for flash shooting in this mode.
- For rear curtain synchronization, set the shutter speed to within 4 seconds. Wireless flash shooting may not operate properly when using a slower shutter speed.
More details can be found in a pdf document on the Olympus Japan website.