Olympus FL36 or if you need longer reach, the FL50.
There are newer models FL36R and FL50R, but don't think E-510 can utilise the wireless function(someone please correct me if I am mistaken).
Can also use the old Nikon SB26 for faster recyling time but will lose TTL.
There is also a 3rd party flash made by Metz but don't think it is available locally yet.
Hi Guys, Thanks for your replies n especially to bro Viewwing for your link to your thread. Hope I did not piss ppl off for posting the same question u did. Thanks a million buddies. so now I do have to get the original one from Olympus. :cry:Should have stuck to my casio exilim.
don't really need to but... to me i think its still safer else u can look at some of those links which give the voltage of the older flash... but without ttl you'll have to really control those apertures and shutter speed.
i used both 36 and 50. if you are not covering events and going to places with high cellings a fl36 is actually very good. And its small too...
alot of bros selling it off around 200++ depending on conditions
Hi bro Dorts, I don't know what I will need the flash for as I jus got the camera and i believe its mostly for home use. Do u think I can get by without it? I headr the e510 onboard flash not very good, is that true? I'm totally confused.
it really depends on how far u want to flash. generally on board flash on all cameras can be very harsh as they flash directly on your subject resulting very unnatural photos. so it depends on how far u want ur flash to reach..
Yeah think i will call them. Thanks a million. Would not have known what to do without u guys. I was actually gonna order a generic one from ebay but after the advice i got here think i will have to go for the fl36. hehe cheaper than fl50
There is actually no difference, except the wireless function. The wireless won't work for your E-510 CURRENTLY. Only on the new E-3. No one knows yet if wireless capability will be available for the older models in the future. Actually, if you wanna get new one, just get the FL-36R.