View Full Version : HELP! flash recommendation please

9th June 2012, 10:00 AM
Hi folks which flash would you recommend for an E620 and 50-200 combo for night time wildlife shooting?



9th June 2012, 11:11 AM
I think you are going to need some power at the long end of that lens so the FL-50R or Metz 58-AF? These would also allow off-camera use.

9th June 2012, 11:54 AM
I would recomend the FL-50, it always seems to work straighht from the box so to speak

Ross the fiddler
9th June 2012, 01:22 PM
I would also agree with the above. Don't be tempted by anything smaller from Olympus or Metz for that purpose.

9th June 2012, 02:57 PM
I have 7 old T-20s mounted on a DiY ring that the lens pokes through to get enough light to go far enough at 200mm

If you can set up an FL50R close to the subject and use Auto Slave Mode, I have found I can trigger them from well over 100ft with just the pop up flash

A radio trigger will enhance this.

Have fun

12th June 2012, 12:21 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. Does anyone have any examples of photos taken with these options?

12th June 2012, 12:31 PM
I'm looking to sell off an Olympus FL-50 [boxed with soft pouch and manual] in the next week or so. Off to Scotland this Thursday until next Monday/Tuesday - if interested drop me a PM.