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2 Questions Flash

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by hitman21988, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. hitman21988

    hitman21988 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 4, 2013
    I hope i have the right section as it a tech question. Some how the hot shoe portion of my fl600r flash broke... :/ so i went online to find a replacement part and the only one im seeing is for $70! lol ya thats almost a third of the camera. i was wondering if anyone else knows were i can go that it would be cheaper?

    Also ive been meaning to get another flash but im thinking about getting a SB700 from nikon. I shoot manual flash 90% of the time so is there another brand that gives the same functions as the olympus/nikon but at a lower price?

  2. christofp

    christofp Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 21, 2012
    I got the same spare part from ViaDavinci in Hamburg/Germany for around 43E. Which is not this much cheaper ...

    Had to wait 3 weeks for it.

  3. Hudsonhites

    Hudsonhites Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 14, 2011
    If manual mode is your preferred way of shooting flash than you might want to look at the Yongnuo 560II or 560III flashes. I've had excellent reliable performance from my 560II I've been using.

    Metz also makes TTL compatible flashes for the Olympus system

    Also you can get a new or used Olympus fl-50 or fl-50R
  4. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    +1 for the yongnuo 560 iii if you do manual flash. Only negative is size in comparison to the m43 bodies, if you do on-camera flash.
  5. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    $66.09 US from:

    That's the price for the part. A lot better that the flash foot break than your camera!

    As for buying another brand's TTL flash it's a waste of money since it's not compatible and you can damage the flash and/or camera. If you just want to use manual buy a generic manual flash.
  6. hitman21988

    hitman21988 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 4, 2013
    ya, i feel you mikefelh. i want to but i dont have any knowledge on what other flash is great or even a idea were to start. i have heard of the brands that people have posted about so i will be looking into those. but i wanna make sure im getting the same amount of light power as i would from the sb900 if possible.

    please any help would be great to point me in the direct. i have no problem looking up info i just need someone to point me into the direction of good quality products of flash. thank you in advance.

    also i saw that to on the uscamera.com website. but on ebay(same people) it was $70ish. so im a little hesitant on them.
  7. Hudsonhites

    Hudsonhites Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 14, 2011
    I've used a Nikon sb600 on my em5 but it's strictly manual so paying premium for a sb900 or 910 to use only in manual mode is a bit much.

    There are a few places on the web that discuss flash photography


    This is another popular manual flash and flash related site


  8. BillW

    BillW Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 22, 2012
    Scranton, PA
    Check out the Yongnuo 460. Smaller with easy adjustments.
    i also use a Sunpak 383 and Nikon SB-80.
  9. hitman21988

    hitman21988 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 4, 2013
    but i wanna make sure the amount of light the flash puts out is better then the Olympus one. and ive done searching and google wasnt my friend in finding it lol
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