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Mighty Lightweight: ProMaster FL-100 TTL flash

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by MarylandUSA, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 3, 2013
    Poolesville, Maryland
    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    Has anyone tried ProMaster's FL-100 TTL flash for Olympus and Panasonic? At ISO 100, it has a guide number of 30 meters at 50mm equivalent focal length--versus GN 28 at 50mm for the Olympus FL-36. Yet it weighs just 115g (+ 4 AAs), making it the lightest TTL flash, by far, that's as bright as the Olympus FL-36 (270g + 2 AAs), FL-36R, or FL-600 at that focal length. It's also about 18 percent smaller in volume than the FL-36.

    The head doesn't tilt or swivel but can be zoomed between 28, 35, and 50mm (35mm equivalent). It's a pity it won't extend to 85mm equivalent; much of that power will be spread too wide when using a 45/1.8, 45/2.8, or 60/2.8 lens.
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  2. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    I rented one from a fellow pro for use in a small venue. It works fine for that application; however, the knurled nut that secures the connection to the hotshoe is the weak point. It cracked as I was tightening it. Very cheesy materials used.
     
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