Faster lens or FL-36 flash

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Faster lens or FL-36 flash
Mar 18, 2008

I bought an E510 with the 14-42 kit lens to take pictures of my baby girl. She is constantly moving, and gives me a lot of indoor pictures blurred by her motion, most pictures were taken with a shutter speed slower than 1/20s at iso400. So I am looking for a solution to freeze her motion. I am thinking of a faster lens 14-54 and a FL-36? But I have questions of both. 14-54 is not much faster than the kit lens, will it be able to freeze motion? I don't have much experience with a flash, and don't like the artificial light of a flash, so I will have to experiment bouncing light a lot. What's the chance for a DSLR starter, like me, to acquire the skills in one week or two of using bouncing light to make natural looking photo?

Thanks in advance.

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