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Unread 7th April 2012
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Budget Flashgun for my G3.

Can anyone reccomend a third party 'budget' flashgun to use with my G3 ?

I'm thinking of Metz, Nissin etc.

What about the "Polaroid" labelled units or the bargin priced Yongnuo items ?

Many thanks for your advice/ views.
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Re: Budget Flashgun for my G3.

Both Metz and Nissin are very good; Metz guns can be a bit simplistic but they are relatively affordable. I would also recommend looking out for a second hand Olympus FL flash on eBay, for example - FL-36 or FL-50. The R-designation of some FL models means wireless remote control compatible. Panasonic doesn't support this mode, but these flash units also have a simple slave sensor for off-camera use built in so that could be useful one day, or if you eventually get an Olympus body (though not an E-PL1 as this doesn't support wireless control). I don't have any experience of the other brands.

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Re: Budget Flashgun for my G3.

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Re: Budget Flashgun for my G3.

I'm using a YONGNUO 560 II with my Panasonic G5.
It does not have TTL but I like it very much.
It is not expensive and is equivalent in features and quality to much expensive models.
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