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flash recommendation please

Hi folks which flash would you recommend for an E620 and 50-200 combo for night time wildlife shooting?

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Re: flash recommendation please

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.
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Re: flash recommendation please

I would recomend the FL-50, it always seems to work straighht from the box so to speak
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Re: flash recommendation please

I would also agree with the above. Don't be tempted by anything smaller from Olympus or Metz for that purpose.
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Re: flash recommendation please

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.

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Re: flash recommendation please

Thanks for the suggestions. Does anyone have any examples of photos taken with these options?
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Re: flash recommendation please

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.
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