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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:50 pm 
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Hi im looking at getting a flash for my e520. Im looking at the Metz 48 AF-1 and the FL-36-R. Any views? Is the wireless function of the FL-36-R worth the extra money? I mainly take pictures of my family and friends.


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Hi,

While both flashes are great for day to day use, should you require more power for your flash or a faster recycle time (time it takes to be ready to fire again), i would recommend going with the metz 48. i believe the metz also has the ability to be controlled wireless.

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Having used both the FL-36 and the Metz 48, I strongly recommend the Metz. Its just a bit more expensive but its far more useful. Faster recycle time, more exposures/charge, greater range...

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I have yet to hear bad things about the Metz 48 -- and it's the one on my wish list for sure. And yes -- it does do wireless.

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jwnrw wrote:
I have yet to hear bad things about the Metz 48 -- and it's the one on my wish list for sure. And yes -- it does do wireless.



There are cons of course. Its a lot bigger and heavier than the FL-36. It also requires 4 batteries instead of 2, so is you divide the amount of shots you can take by the amount of batteries you used, the FL-36 gives you more shots/battery.

But you can't argue with performance. The faster recycle time was what won me over.

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I'm getting a new external flash but I need it a bit powerful what do you suggest? Olympus FL-50R Electronic Flash or Metz mecablitz 58 AF-1 TTL??

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zazu wrote:
I'm getting a new external flash but I need it a bit powerful what do you suggest? Olympus FL-50R Electronic Flash or Metz mecablitz 58 AF-1 TTL??


I use the Metz 58 and it works great to me. Either flash will be great, I've heard different stories from different users as to which is more powerful. As I haven't used the FL50R, all I can tell you is that the Metz 58 works great for me. Here's a couple of shots with the Metz attached to the E-3. I used a LumiQuest Mini Softbox.

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