New to M 4/3 - flash questions

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by billinvegas, May 13, 2015.

  1. billinvegas

    billinvegas Mu-43 Rookie

    May 10, 2015

    Nikon user here...
    I normally shoot event with an attached SB700, using a Rogue FlashBender on it.

    With the OMD E-1 setup I'm getting, I'd like to accomplish a similar setup.

    The Olympus flash I'm considering (for it's TTL ability) but, it seems rather large
    on the M 4/3 system cameras (even the M-1)

    Another thread mentioned the Nissin i40

    How well does it play with Olympus' TTL?

    Does anyone know if there's enough real estate around the flash head to wrap a FlashBender?

    If not, any suggestions for flash modifiers?

  2. dpswbab

    dpswbab Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    May 30, 2014
    The Nissin i40 works fine in TTL mode on my OMD bodies. Its major shortfall is that the focus assist beam doesn't work on m4/3 bodies, even though many web sites list that as a feature. The beam works on Nikon, Canon, and maybe some others. This may be an issue for shooting indoor events. The Oly fl-60r has similar capabilities and size, and its focus assist does work. I haven't used Flashbenders, but the heads on these flashes are considerably smaller than those on Nikon and Canom flashes.