I've been searching and reading through the mu-43 archives for hours and can't quite seem to find the answers I'm looking for to my question(s) so I figured I'd make a post. Here's my situation: I've got an OMD-EM5, and (due to budget constraints) I'm looking to get a manual flash and set up, and I just don't know what I'll need. Here's what I'm looking for/to do: • Get a reasonably powerful manual flash with tilt and swivel. I'm thinking probably a Yonguno 560II, but it's just so damn big. • I'd like to be able to use the flash on the hotshoe, but I'm not wedded to the idea. For the life of me I can't figure out how to determine what flashes would be hotshoe safe for my camera, and what would burn up the OMD's delicate insides, without actually having said flash in front of me to test with a multimeter. • I *do* need to be able to use it with a flash bracket, but I can't figure out what the best way to trigger it will be. • What might be a good flash cord? • How does it connect to the OMD (hot shoe I assume)? To the flash itself?• Am I better off buying a safe-synch with a PC cord connector on it anyway? • Would it make more sense to get a radio trigger? • Can you still mount to a cold shoe with a radio receiver mounted to the bottom of a flash? • I'd also like to be able to do off-camera studio work with said flash. I'm guessing for that a radio trigger set up is the way to go, but I can't figure out how to pick a radio trigger set up for a manual flash, everything I see is TTL based. I know these may seem like stupid questions, but there's a dearth of clear info out there both on the OMD and on using a manual flash, of which there are surprisingly few options it seems. Thanks!