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paullus
25th April 2011, 02:48 PM
I have an FL36 but would like a little more reach. There are some bargain used FL50 units about but is it really worth the extra to get the FL50R when I doubt I'd ever use the wireless function to trigger other flash units?
Cheers.

Ian
25th April 2011, 03:25 PM
The FL-50 is a good and solid flash in its own right, so if you are sure you won't want off-camera activation then as long as the price is really good, I'd go for it.

Ian

PaulE
25th April 2011, 05:29 PM
The FL-50 is a good and solid flash in its own right, so if you are sure you won't want off-camera activation then as long as the price is really good, I'd go for it.

Ian

Further to that an FL-50 + a set of PT-04 (or similar) radio triggers will cost alot less than an FL-50R and be a far more flexible / useful solution to off camera flash anyway.

Ian
25th April 2011, 05:48 PM
Further to that an FL-50 + a set of PT-04 (or similar) radio triggers will cost alot less than an FL-50R and be a far more flexible / useful solution to off camera flash anyway.

Of course you can't TTL meter that way, but that may not be an issue in many cases.

Ian

Chevvyf1
25th April 2011, 06:24 PM
Um I have an FL50 but never used it, YET ! Must look out the manual ...

paullus
27th April 2011, 09:55 AM
Got outbid by 32p on the FL50 which sold for 115.99:mad: So I'm still looking for a bargain before I have to save up for a 50R.
I would have to chuck my FL36 and maybe my HLD-4 grip into the pot to finance that though.

paullus
27th April 2011, 10:54 AM
Has anyone used one of these: Metz Mecablitz 50 or 58 AF-1 Digital Flash?
If so how do they compare with the Olympus?
Thanks.