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Panasonic 580L flash?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by azmerm, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. azmerm

    azmerm Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 10, 2013
    Phoenix
    Alan Mermelstein
    Has anyone purchased the 580L flash? Could you share your experience with it?

    I'm particularly interested in the focus assist lamp on it. How did that work for you? Did it significantly improve your ability to focus in a very dark setting? It's one of only 3 flashes that have a focus assist lamp that works with M4/3.

    I have the FL600 but the head no longer rotates and instead of repairing it I'm thinking of replacing it with the 580L.

    Thanks... Alan
     
  2. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    I don't have a 580L but a 360L, and the problem with the focus assist lamp is that it uses the white LED used for video, which is quite bright. Not certain if this matters for the environment you shoot in or not, but I though I would let you know I case it does.