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rea4444
8th January 2010, 06:59 PM
Help, what Flash should I get for my Olympus E-620..

Hi, I've never had a flash unit before but i am moving on so would like to get one now, does any one know of any good ones to get under 150.00, or 100 if I can..

I would like a swivel head one if I can, ive seen a few on Ebay (below links)
but dont know alot about them to know if they are any good, would love a wireless one but again could I get one in my price.

So if anyone can help that would be great and if you can, could you tell me where is the best place to get them.

Thanks :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GN53-YN-460-Flash-Speedlite-for-Olympus-E520-E510-E450_W0QQitemZ170417317018QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Ca merasPhoto_CameraAccessories_CameraFlashUnits_JN?h ash=item27ada9e49a



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Flash-Speedlight-For-Canon-Nikon-Pentax-Olympus-DSLR_W0QQitemZ220489184465QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Ca merasPhoto_CameraAccessories_CameraFlashUnits_JN?h ash=item33562df4d1

Jonesgj
8th January 2010, 07:27 PM
Hi,

I use an Olympus FL36r. The 'r' denotes remote control differentiating from the FL36.

I can't comment on other makes but I can say its a great little unit, swivel head and you can take advantage of the olympus remote functionality on your E-620.

I don't think they are too much more than your budget.

Hope this helps.


Graydon

crimbo
8th January 2010, 07:27 PM
Olympus FL-36 or FL-36R

rea4444
13th January 2010, 12:47 PM
Thanks, I think I'm going to order the 36R, as thats the only one I know is any good.

Only prob is I can only find it for 191.

Thanks again for your help..

catkins
13th January 2010, 01:40 PM
I use the FL-36 (older non wireless version) with a Oly E-500 & E-520 mainly for relatively close-to use or for photographing artists' installations - I keep a supply of batteries to hand for the latter as I tend to use bounce flash to give a better light to the objects which needs higher output. But I love the controlability of the flash and constantly alter the power output depending on how close or far from the object I am.
If I was doing more in the way of portraits I would perhaps like the wireless version (although the control of flash output can be used to limit the over-bright flash affect of some flashguns), but if cost is an issue and useage is fairly non-specific then I this is just to reassure you, even the FL-36 is still a good flash to have to hand.

Good luck with your purchase!

Chris

Daveart
13th January 2010, 06:06 PM
Hi Chris Metz do a good one the metz 36 af4 for the olympus has full ttl bounce head like the oly fl 36 but for only 65.00 from http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-metz-36-af-4-olympus-panasonic-fit-flashgun/p1031113

padgreen
13th January 2010, 07:13 PM
Hi

You might want to have a look at the Metz 48 AF-1. It's a similar spec to the Olympus FL 36R: it's slightly more powerful and takes 4 batteries so will recharge quicker. It will work wirelessly as well, ie off camera if you want (unlike the cheaper Metz 36 AF4).

My dad recently bought one to use with his E620. Having had a good play with it, I must say I was very impressed.

It costs 149 from Bristol Cameras which is about 20 less than from Warehouse Express.

http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/c-metz-flashguns.htm

photo_owl
13th January 2010, 08:29 PM
Hi Chris Metz do a good one the metz 36 af4 for the olympus has full ttl bounce head like the oly fl 36 but for only 65.00 from http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-metz-36-af-4-olympus-panasonic-fit-flashgun/p1031113

just for completness

no FP support

no swivel head

Cathal
13th January 2010, 10:26 PM
Try Camera World...

They have the FL36R for just 149

<http://www.cameraworld.co.uk/Olympus.asp?MANU_CODE=4&Manufacturer1=Olympus>

donmcmahan
17th January 2010, 01:41 PM
I have a Metz 58 it is a great unit swivel head , wireless, and the second burner, a second flash on the body of the unit very handy you can bounce the main flash and use the second burner for a bit of fill flash. ...the YN 460 you mentioned in the original post is highly regarded by those who do multiple flash setups on a budget, they work pretty well and you can get a half a dozen of them for the price of a FL-50, no ttl not very powerful, you probably wouldn't want it as your main flash.*chr