Flashes for Panasonic G2

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by scd, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. scd

    scd New to Mu-43

    May 11, 2010
    I'm after a set up for a studio type shot.

    I don't have much experience with external flashes and studio lighting, but I got this gig...

    I need to take an action shot (jumping in air) of one person in a large darkish gymnasium with horrible lighting.

    Would you recommend the fl360 or the fl550? Would I need a second slave unit?

    I know the Olympus flashes fl36 and fl55 are slightly cheaper. Do they work the same way and guaranteed compatible?

    Also what kind of spotlights, umbrellas and bouncers would I need?

    It's really important that I get this right. thanks.
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    A great place to do some quick learning is at Strobist.
  3. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    The Panasonic units are actually rebranded versions of the Olympus flash units, which have full compatibility with the Panasonic bodies (with the exception of the wireless trigger functionality of the FL-36r and FL-50r).
  4. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
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    You can buy 2 Nissin Di466 Four Thirds flashes for the price of 1 Olmpus FL36R and that is even cheaper than the Panasonic flashes. These have built in slave functionality and it works well, even with the flash placed behind the trigger flash.