OM-1 travel flash

LarryL

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Could someone recommend a good, reasonably priced flash that is also good for travel that will go well with the the OM-1? I have searched the threads and it is hard to zero in on anything.
 

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Olympus' own FL-36 is a pretty capable, yet small(ish) flash that complements the cameras quite well. The FL-14 is also a reasonable flash (much smaller) but large lenses can cause cut-off. I should add, defining what sort of things you intend to use the flash for, will assist in informing what might suit. One person's idea of a travel flash might be something the size what comes standard with the E-M1, another's might be an FL-50R.
 

LarryL

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Thanks, OzRay, Agreed on the need for more specifics. I would need the flash for indoor shooting of classroom activities, maybe some field work in tropical forest type settings but I do not want to go too big. I will check out the FL-36. I think the FL-14 might be a bit small due to the lens issue.
 

LarryL

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Is the FL-36 or FL-40 compatible with the OM-1? I am having a hard time figuring out which flashes will work. I checked the Olympus site but they list only the the FL-14, 50, 300 and 600.
 

Joelmusicman

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The important thing to note is that flashes without the "r" don't have remote slave capability. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you probably don't need it. :)
 

LarryL

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I do, in fact, know and use it from time to time but do not do a lot of flash photography, something I'm working on. Thanks. I use an SB 800 with my Nikon gear.

The important thing to note is that flashes without the "r" don't have remote slave capability. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you probably don't need it. :)
 

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Ummm... are we talking about an OM-D (EM-1, EM-5) or an OM-1 (Olympus film SLR)?

If an OM-D, what about the Oly FL-600R or its Panasonic clone, the FL360L (which is less expensive these days for some unknown reason)?
 

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Hm, well for an OM-1 you have to do full manual because TTL hadn't been invented yet. Unless you're talking about the EM-1, which is an ENTIRELY different camera.
 

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