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Old 28th September 2013
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Smile Can anyone help?

I have been looking for a relatively cheapish flashgun for my e420. but there aren't many olympus flashes. Are they any good, cheapish ones that are compatible with e420?
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Re: Can anyone help?

Metz and Nissin do Oly compatible flashes there is a selection here, but you may want to research other sites too

E-M1, E-M1 II, E-M5 II, 7.5, 8-18, 12-40, 25, 40-150, 45, 60, 300

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Re: Can anyone help?

Because I tend to use manual control of flash, I use any old guns from eBay and trigger them with slave cells or radio triggers

If you want one for on camera flash, get an old Olympus T-32

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Re: Can anyone help?

What are you intending to use it for?
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Re: Can anyone help?

Just be careful not to use an old gun with a high trigger voltage, as it could easily damage the electronics in a modern camera.

Most modern flashguns have trigger voltages in single figures (easily measured with a multimeter), whilst some older guns have trigger voltages of 300 Volts or more!

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