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Olympus E-P1 and flash equipment


Xenphoto 10 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2014 1:52PM
Hoping to find some credible advice here!

I'm using an Olympus E-P1 and am soon to be shooting a wedding. I've never used my camera outside of natural light, so I need some advice on lighting kit, please. Ideally I want to buy as little as necessary. I travel light and plan on using lighting for events work in the future.

Ideally recommendations for external flash and trigger compatible for my camera. And suggestions for kit!

Thanks in advance x

Shaz
Paul Morgan 21 19.6k 6 England
19 Sep 2014 5:37PM
Do you need TTL or can you get by using manual.

Manual flash, get a Yongnuo 560 Mk2 or 3, these go for between 30 and 40 each, there cheap but good.

A TTL unit, a Metz 44 should do you, these go for around 130 and 140 each.

Triggers, the dirt cheap ones do me, there about 20 quid for a set of 4.
Xenphoto 10 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2014 7:46PM
Manual all the way for me! I learnt by manual on an old DSLR which had horrid auto settings, and I use manual lenses too, don't really know any other way to be honest!

Yongnuo I was actually looking at earlier per chance, wasn't sure what would be suitable for randomly lighting a largish room Smile

Thanks for the recommendation x
Paul Morgan 21 19.6k 6 England
19 Sep 2014 8:49PM
Yongnuo I was actually looking at earlier per chance, wasn't sure what would be suitable for randomly lighting a largish room

They have a max GN of 58, good for most things.
Xenphoto 10 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2014 9:05PM
Awesome, thank you!

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