Flash for EPL1

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by PENpal, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    I need advice on what flash unit would work on my EPL1.I use manual lenses and the built-in flash just don't work well.
  2. phl0wtography

    phl0wtography Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 15, 2011
    If you're on a budget, I can recommend the Nissin Di466. For a few bucks more there's Metz's 50, and for many more bucks there's the Olympus FL-600r.

    I also read that Cactus AF50 is not too shabby and pretty cheap.

    Really depends on what you're looking for in a flash. Check the features of those in your price range and there should be a winner.
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  3. Gyles

    Gyles Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 15, 2012
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    The Nissin is on my shopping list.
  4. aussieg

    aussieg Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 3, 2012
    the nissin uses 4 batteries does it give better performance than the oly Fl36 2 batteries
  5. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Does the Nissin Di466 TTL properly on an E-PL1 + manual lens? I can't tell for sure from their website but does the Di466 have a full manual mode?
  6. phl0wtography

    phl0wtography Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 15, 2011
    Well ist does on my e-pl2, which should work like your pl1 except for the faster sync speed of 1/180. With flash I usually use full manual on both the camera and the flash, which the Nissan supports.
  7. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks for your response... but just to be sure.

    You are saying that the nissin Di466 will TTL with a manual lens adapted. Last time I tried (this was on a G1 a while back) the TTL flash wouldn't work properly if the aperture wasn't controlled by the camera. In other words, it would only TTL with native lenses and that manual lenses required the flash to be controlled manual mode only.

    The other thing I got from the Nisson Di466 is that it doesn't have support for high sync.

    With those two things.... I might as well as stick with my 5 sunpak flashes (of various models). Some have significant more power, can cycle fast enough (with battery pack) to keep up at 7 fps, replaceable shoes, and cheaper than the nissin.
  8. duratorque

    duratorque New to Mu-43

    Sep 25, 2012
    I have an E-PM1 and bought a Metz 44 AF1. I wrote a review of this flash in my blog.

    Its good value for money but there are better flash guns around. I've no idea how well it work with manual lens though.