cheap off camera flash for Pen

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  1. icemanonline

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    I have a Olympus E-PL1 at the moment and with the Edinburgh festival on now and the competition theme being "People!" I wanted to use a cheap of camera flash that would triggered with the in-built flash on the Pen camera.

    Don't want to spend a lot but need something that can be set to wireless and take 4 AA batteries and be carried and used when needed........

    If it can be done!


    Anybody help...............??

    This video was done using a cheap Kodak and a Nikon flash I think but you get the idea..
    Zack Arias, Cheap Camera Challenge (Pro Tog, Cheap Cam) - YouTube

    I want to spend as little as possible on the flashgun

    Thx in advance :D


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    Check eBAy for a Yongnuo YN560-II - apparently this has two slave modes and should cost under £40 new :)
     
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    Nissin Di466 work ok with M43? I have checked the we and that model has the 2nd slave mode meaning it would work with the Olympus E-PL1 on- board flash.

    Seen one at a site called Fotosense.com and if the right model it retails at £74

    Anyone use Nissin flashguns? Feedback thx


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    Never used one but the Di466 is quite popular as a cheaper and supposedly better alternative to the Olympus FL36 flashgun, its a goodun apparantly!
     
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    Yeah the 4/3 fit will work fine.
     
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    Cool. And the company! Any idea of how good/bad ??

    Cheers


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    Just ordered from Amazon........]



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