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COMPLETED Sold: Olympus FL-36R $160 shipped in US48

Discussion in 'Completed Listings' started by SRHEdD, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Looks like I now have BOTH the Metz and the Oly flashes for my E-PL2. I'm going to keep the Metz. Anyone want the FL-36R? Looks new in the box, but I bought it second hand. All papers, etc. I'll eat payPal, and we'll split shipping. I can ship on Monday via USPS.


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  2. WT21

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    What's the Metz flash? Is it a 4 battery flash? I might have to get me one of those.
     
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    The Metz 44 AF-1 uses 4 AAs.

    Here's the Metz:

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    Haha, that thing is bigger than the camera. Wonder how it looks with the flash and a lens as big as the body.
     
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    Well, the FL-36R isn't really much smaller. And for the two extra battery power...

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    It really isn't that much different, comparatively, than say, a D300s w/SB900, or an old-school non-MD 35mm SLR with a Vivitar 285. It handles well, but I'd prefer it on a bracket for more than a few shots. For the occassional grab shot with flash though, it is quite tolerable.

    Note: Can a MOD mind breaking this off of the FS post and making it a FL-36R/Metz 44-AF-1 thread? Is that an appropriate thing to ask?
     
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    I guess I just haven't seen a full sized hotshoe flash on a compact body yet. The proportions are a bit goofy.
     
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    I guess I just haven't seen a full sized hotshoe flash on a compact body yet. The proportions are a bit goofy.

    Hmmm... maybe it is your perception. I consider it a camera attached to the bottom of the flash... that makes it quite compact!


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    Olympus makes a flash bracket that is fixed. It is fairly cheap ($40) and small, so I may put that in my bag and use it with the wireless mode of the flash to make it more comfortable.
     
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    I would be fine with that. Your overall travel experience is still pretty small, with the ep being a fraction the size of a DSLR. Two batteries would make the kit smaller, but the recycle time is killer.

    Thanks SHREdD for posting the model number and pic!
     
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