Olympus FL-36R wireless flash
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10-04-11, 09:22 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Is it worh buying one of these flashguns or should i buy something else for the money.
Or can I get something woth buying other than this?
Well that depends on whether you need to shoot anything using a flash, where the camera's own built in flash would not have the range and power required. If you never take any photos where conditions dictate you would need one, then you quite clearly do not need to buy one. In which case, assess what piece of equipment you would make use of and put the funds towards that instead.
As for the flashgun itself, well it does it's job well. It's quite a low guide number of 36, so it won't be the most powerful flash. The guide number shows what distance the flash will illuminate at ISO 100 using a 105mm focal length. It means you could light an object 36 metres away. You might be able to buy a third party flash unit from either Metz or Nissin that are dedicated to work with your camera with either a Guide No. of either 48 or 58 for similar money.
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