Want to buy a flash for my new Panny G5

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Re: Want to buy a flash for my new Panny G5
In reply to Phillip Tornero, 10 months ago

Kind of marking this thread.... I'd like to hear what other folks have to say.

I've got an Olympus FL-36 I bought several years ago; it's smaller than the FL-50, and I believe was replaced by the FL-600R which has similar dimensions. It's a decent quality bounce and swivel flash and works well with all my 4/3 cameras; I've used it on an Oly E-PL1 and Panny G1 and G5 with good results.

On the down side, since it's a 2-battery flash it's a bit slow to recharge and it doesn't last long without fresh batteries, and it's a bit unweildy on a micro-4/3 body; entirely do-able but still not quite small enough to be "perfect". It's also not a "professional" level flash and they warn you not to use it for extended shoots (like a wedding); I've taken maybe 50-60 shots in 15 minutes with it without any problems.

I've seen this flash used for as little as US$100; a bargain for this kind of quality.

Colin.

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