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hitman21988

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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?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-FL600-R-Flash-Shoe-Assembly-Free-Shipping-/301220310378?pt=Digital_Camera_Accessories&hash=item4622212d6a
 

christofp

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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.

Christof
 

Hudsonhites

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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
 

wanderenvy

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+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.
 

Mikefellh

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$66.09 US from:
http://www.uscamera.com/vg9619.htm

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.
 

hitman21988

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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.
 

Hudsonhites

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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

https://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/

This is another popular manual flash and flash related site

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2013/07/lumopro-lp180-speedlight-full-walk-thru.html

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/04/09/review-yongnuo-560-ex-ii-flash-for-canon-and-nikon/#.U7ocaWK9KSM
 

BillW

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Check out the Yongnuo 460. Smaller with easy adjustments.
i also use a Sunpak 383 and Nikon SB-80.
 

hitman21988

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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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