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Sunpak RD2000

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by marcochan, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

    17
    Oct 30, 2012
    Hi,
    Have somebody here tried using the sunpak rd 2000 on olympus epm2 or any other m4/3 body?
    Is it compatible? Do they have olympus mount?
    Please advice me because i have plans to buy rd2000 for its size. Other flashes are way too big for my camera.
    My criteria for choosing flash are
    1. Size- it should be small for travel and will look balanced on top of epm2
    2. Bounce capability- i only bounce bonus if it can swivel sideways for portrait. But tilt bounce is enough for me.
    3. Power- at least gn21 or much power as sb400. I will only use the flash mostly for indoor family gatherings.
     
  2. yehuda

    yehuda Mu-43 Veteran

    200
    Mar 14, 2013
    I have the Metz 24.
    Perfect for your needs, reliable, consistent. You can't go wrong getting one.

    I attached a photo showing one mounted on the G5 and a size comparison with the Metz 44 & 50.
    The 24 is great for indoor bouncing and I almost never use the larger 44/50 since I got the 24.
    One caution though: there are knock off flashes of the 24 like the Polaroid pl108-af which I also have and for some reason the Olympus cameras (EM5 and XZ-1) underexposed the output with the polaroid to a point there were dark and useless while on Panasonic bodies (G5, GX1) the flash worked fine. I tested this using TTL and setting the same ISO,shutter speed and aperture size with the same lenses.
    The metz 24 works exactly the same for the Olys and Pannys.

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  3. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

    17
    Oct 30, 2012
    Wow this is exactly what im looking for in terms of size. Does it do TTL on oly? How about manual?
     
  4. yehuda

    yehuda Mu-43 Veteran

    200
    Mar 14, 2013
    It does TTL only (no manual) both on Oly and on Panny.