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Thread: How much is it for FL-40 Flash for Olympus cameras?

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    tralala both are in feet... the oly-40 I emailed them before asking for a more powerful flash and they asked me to politely fly a kite...
    imagine in meters hehe then should be Olympics not Olympus....

    anyway trigger voltage seems to be an issue only for snowshoe, the PC-link cable does not affect anything...
    a bracket is more stable but u wun carry it around much trust me...
    most of my info is from dpreview so u might wanna search there..
    quite old posts....

    the glued hotshoe yeah they only recommend it for smaller flash... big ones might tear off bwahahaha...

    as for me, I didn't get it eventually becos by the time I decided I no longer needed the camera at events for my ECA...
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    trigger voltage does affect for PC-link cable. trust me. you won't want to connect something that's >>200V to the sync socket. I emailed Casio tech support and they recommended max 16V for the trigger voltage (my camera uses PC cord to sync). unless the Olympus cable has a voltage step-down, it would be advisable to get a flash that has a low trigger voltage. Information was from a website done up by a camera repairman who had seen lots of sync terminal fried after prolonged usage of high trigger voltage flash.

    anyway from Olympus website:
    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...c=&product=381

    It is listed as: Guide Number of 40m or 130ft

    Unless you're referring to the auto-range:
    TTL and Auto ranges to over 30 feet at ISO 100
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    oh well hence I already posted my disclaimer...
    the posters at dpreview says it works fine...
    u lose TTL for a large fraction of the price and no hotshoe anyway...
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    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read....essage=2018281

    a recent one I think... man they shd just compile the FAQ..

    can we have FAQs here? instead of newbies asking just make them read...
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    Originally posted by denizenx
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    a recent one I think... man they shd just compile the FAQ..

    can we have FAQs here? instead of newbies asking just make them read...
    wah! so many postings

    Some people are saying that problems with trigger voltage will usually appear after some time, when the voltages inside the flash start to arc. That's the time when things could get nasty. Anyway, there're a quite number of good flash with low trigger voltages.

    addenum: read the postings at Dpreview. Seems that E-10 works with 200V and above without problems, while Fujifilm seems to suggest that 4900 works with anything up to 400V!!! Guess it's the person's call then to try it out.
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    yeah lor... who wants to try? esp those with wty one? mine expire liao... 1yr 1mth 1 week old today my 2100
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