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Mozzytheboy 10 710 4 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 9:12AM
YONGNUO or similar would be good. To fit a Lumix FZ1000. The flash I have that fits is a FL360L; it is the 62mm lens but it is the shoe size and type that confuses me.

Many thanks
brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 10:13AM
I use one of these metz macro flash which you would trigger using the on-camera flash, so the hot-shoe wouldn't play a part but if you are happy to work in manual mode (which is all I use these days) any flash with canon compatibility should work for you
Mozzytheboy 10 710 4 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 11:27AM
Thank you Brian. Does the Canon fitting go onto the Lumix hot shoe then? Oh oops the 290 for the Metz is way out of my price league. I don't really want to spend more than 50.

brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 11:47AM
Hadn't realised your price band, sorry I have no information of flashes in that price range.

The pins on the canon fit flashes are similar to those of the Olympus (but one short I think) but if you work purely in manual the canon flashes are compatible. Likewise any other canon compatible manual flash system that uses the central pin

So, for example I can use an old Sigma DG 500 super canon fit on my EM-1 and likewise a cactus gun
ikett 10 545 England
6 Dec 2014 12:14PM
Came across this while looking for a Nikon one, I know nothing about it but it's in your price range.

Hope it helps.
Mozzytheboy 10 710 4 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 2:13PM
Cheers, perfect!
Ross_D 7 841 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 8:26PM
I bought an Aputure Amaran Halo AHL-C60 Macro Ring FLASH Speedlite for my Canon (29) off eBay and basically it was c**p. I might as well have used a couple of candles! The light fall off was awful and even with the ISO cranked up to 800/1600 I barely got enough light at around 14 in. focus distance. Basically, as with most things , you get what you pay for. I don't know what the other makes are like, you might be lucky. I ended up binning the cheapo flash and bought a Nissan ring flash which is superb.
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
6 Dec 2014 10:13PM
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
7 Dec 2014 6:57PM
This might be worth a look if you already have a flash. again nice and cheap.
CaptivePhotons 18 1.7k 2 England
7 Dec 2014 7:19PM
I use this one from Meike. Cheap and cheerful.

These two were taken with it:

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