E300 an flash photography

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  1. Quidam

    Quidam TPF Noob!

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    Hello to all out there

    I am new to digital photography, but I am getting into it because I need to produce a catalogue for my business.
    As a newbie in this field, I have bought an Olympus E300 with macro lens, and 2 budget priced external flash units which are triggered by the flash on my camera. I also have al ight tent, but I have struck a major problem.

    I use the light tent, but the external flash units don't seem to trigger at the same time as the photo is taken ( I believe that they trigger late), so the photos are rather dark. The camera manual doens't explain any of the settings in depth, so I am wondering if anyone can offer some advice on what I may have to adjust in the settings so the flash triggers at the same time as the photos are taken.

    Your advice will be greatly appreciated.

    many thanks in advance
    Quidam
     

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