I know very little about using flash, whether on or off camera, but would like to go beyond just bouncing the pop-up flash off the ceiling. As I think about my limited budget and different options, could someone clarify a few questions? 1. I am a quick learner and not afraid to mess around with settings - is TTL such a convenience that I should prioritize that feature? 2. How would I go about connecting an flash to my E-PL1 via a PC Sync cable? I assume it requires a hot-shoe adapter for the camera, which then means I can't use the VF-2? Is the process any different for later Oly bodies? 3. What options/features are required to go above the max flash sync speed of 1/160s on the E-PL1? Is this something you can only get with a native flash like the FL-36R or the Oly-compatible Metz flashes? From what I understand, if I was using the pop-up flash at 1/64 to optically trigger a non-Oly slave I'd be limited to 1/160s even though the pop-up flash wouldn't be providing the illumination. Does a PC Sync cable get around that limit if the flash supports a faster speed? I read elsewhere that some Nikon Speedlights (like the SB-26/28) can be used on the Oly bodies at a higher sync speed, although again I'd be giving up the VF-2 if I had the flash sitting in the hot shoe.