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Quality flash without breaking the bank

Ok - I know NOTHING about flash for my EM1.
I have used the little flash that comes with the camera - but can't help thinking that it's very limiting as it's on-camera.

So - with that in mind - what options are there out there that I should be considering?

This caught my eye: Yongnuo YN560-IV
But I have no idea if it's compatible or even any good used with the EM1.

Though I'd love to be able to spend a few hundred quid on flash accessories, every penny is a prisoner just now, so what would you say represents excellent value just now? That flash above can be had for 40 second hand.
I'm not suggesting that 40 is my limit for this - but if I can get something that's a marked improvement to the little OLY flash for that money, it's an attractive proposition.

So - do you fine folks have any suggestions for me? Any advice would be really appreciated
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Re: Quality flash without breaking the bank

How about something like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/METZ-MECAB...MAAOSwjDZYdS5c

If you need/wand more power a 44 or 52 are the ones to go for.

The Yongnuo YN-560 IV are ok but are bigger and heavier.

I have FL-50Rs and a FL-36R, but use the old OM T-20 guns (using up to 7 of them in various arrangements. )

If you can find a good FL-36R on eBay they are well worth going for.

These are very good and work well on OMDs & PENs (in manual mode)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Olympus-El...kAAOSwjDZYdLSU
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Re: Quality flash without breaking the bank

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How about something like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/METZ-MECAB...MAAOSwjDZYdS5c

If you need/wand more power a 44 or 52 are the ones to go for.

The Yongnuo YN-560 IV are ok but are bigger and heavier.

I have FL-50Rs and a FL-36R, but use the old OM T-20 guns (using up to 7 of them in various arrangements. )

If you can find a good FL-36R on eBay they are well worth going for.

These are very good and work well on OMDs & PENs (in manual mode)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Olympus-El...kAAOSwjDZYdLSU

I also have some FL-36R and these work very well as wireless slaves in TTL mode from the camera commander flash (FL-LM2).
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Re: Quality flash without breaking the bank

The YN-560's are great, but bear in mind they are manual only, so no TTL. I'd probably go for a Nissin i40 (TTL) if you had some cash but didn't want to spend big bucks..... the size of the i40 is in more in keeping with the m43 ethos as well.... I've got two YN-560's but wouldn't dream of using them on the camera; too big and top heavy.....
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Re: Quality flash without breaking the bank

Another vote for the Nissin i40. If you own an EM1, you need a decent flash to go with it, one with TTL. I own the Nissin i40 that use with my Pen-F and it is excellent. The smaller size is a bonus and it is very easy to use.
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Re: Quality flash without breaking the bank

I am happy with my Nissin Di 466 which for 70 is good.
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Re: Quality flash without breaking the bank

The 560 is a slave flash and not suitable for iTTL use
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Re: Quality flash without breaking the bank

I picked up a Nissin i40 from The Photography Show for 149 and it is an excellent unit and simplicity itself to operate.
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