NEW!! Olympus flash FL-20 !!!


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Cool looking but I guess it is for really short range and portability...
 

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Originally posted by ivor
Cool looking but I guess it is for really short range and portability...
Come on !! If it covers 10 meters distance , its just Fantastic .. :thumbsup:

No one ,as amateur user, needs the FL-40 monster .
 

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Sorry, but from where did it mention that its cover 10m...??

Otherwise, the FL-40 monstor would still be the choice of any amateur.

Originally posted by syncmaster


Come on !! If it covers 10 meters distance , its just Fantastic .. :thumbsup:

No one ,as amateur user, needs the FL-40 monster .
 

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Anyone had any idea abt the FL-20 estimate retail costs?
Will it be downward compatible with older or present oly models??
Time to set some budget aside..
 

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from the looks of the flash (the one in Let's Go digital), probably it can reach 5-8m if you use an aperture of F2.8 at ISO100.
 

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Yes , by the only way that we can see this news , is only the estimation side .
The product is hot ( Fresh) and still its not properly presented .

My estimations is that the price would be half than the FL-40 , lets not forget that it is a full TTL flash , but with not the programmable extras ,or the power of the FL-40 .
I do not also forget , that there is nothing with the Olympus logo on it, that comes cheap !!

From the size of it , i think that it needs only 2 NiMh batteries ,and the 8- 10 meters distance looks good for this size of flash .
As about compatibility , i do not have any doubt ,that this flash it will work with the most digital models .
C2100 C700 C720 C730 C740 C750 E100RS E10 E20

I would expect to see also one more light design of the Olympus flash bracket , but hey , this is the last thing that it will bother me . :D
 

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OK i found finaly the specs ;)
As TTL Auto works at :
F2.8 1-7 meters (Tele) or 0.7-4.8 meters( Wide)
F4 0.7-5 meters (tele) or 0.5 - 3.5 ( Wide)

At Manual works at :
ISO 100
1) GN20
2) GN14


Its not that powerfull , but i gues that the price of it , it will be less powerfull than the FL-40 too.

Have a look here ..

 

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I have the correct guess! ;p

This flash is very similar to the Nikon SB30 but a big stronger:
http://www.nikon.com.sg/PRODUCT/FLASH/Sb30.htm

Hopefully the price will be in the same range or lower :)

One bad thing about such flash is the inability to swivel and tlt which means you can't bounce the flash for more natural lighting.
 

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Wahhh!!!!!!! i dont't care i want that camera man!!!!!!!!!! heheheeh :eek: now i will going to save all my money for this camera ahhhhh!!!!! :D i knew it one of this day they will redesign the E-sires hehehehe
 

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The FL-20 looks fine for the most common shooting needs .
I have notice that the plastic cover of it ,is one diffuser , that it can easily removed .

The effective distance of 7 meters is good , this flash in one extension of the cameras internal flash .
The on board flash can operate for macro to telephoto .
The external flash can operate from Wide to Telephoto .
The law of logic tells as ,that you always need to get the right tool for the right job .

If the job is that big , get the FL-40 .
 

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It may be cheaper... but at the end of the day, if the flash is not strong for general purpose... I don't see the point for getting it...
 

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Hi people , well your nags will not cut down the sales of this flash , yes i like too , to get one super special car for 20$ , but hey this is only a dream ..

hehehe well , one is sure , the range of this flash is good enough for direct use ,swivel or tilt , is good for more powerfull flash lights than that !!

The good point is that with the FL-20 we do have another one alternative option .

Take care all !!
 

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