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Flash for OM-1 (1 Viewer)

Steve Babbs

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I am pondering buying a flash for my OM1 before a trip to Sri Lanka which is likely to be largely nocturnal. I often use the light from my torch these days but I'm pondering keeping my options open. My main consideration is reach but, in these difficult times, price has to be a consideration too. This seems to be quite a good option at a lower price than the OM options. Any thoughts?
 
I've been using Godox TT685 for several years with my Olympus, and now OM-1, works a treat for nearly all nocturnal situations I've used it for, costs under £100 too. No idea how much better the 860 is though.

James
 
I am not sure if this topic is still open.

Both flashes TT685 and V860III have the same power/range - GN 60 at ISO-100.
TT685 works with AA batteries and have a recycle time of maximum 2.6 Seconds.
And V860III comes with its own lithium battery (2600mAh) and has a maximum recycle-time of 1.5s.

So V860 will recycle faster. Both flashes are very big&heavy. In general Godox flashes are good.
There is a more portable option - Godox Mini TT350O which is arround 200-250 grams, but it's just GN-36.
 
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I am pondering buying a flash for my OM1 before a trip to Sri Lanka which is likely to be largely nocturnal. I often use the light from my torch these days but I'm pondering keeping my options open. My main consideration is reach but, in these difficult times, price has to be a consideration too. This seems to be quite a good option at a lower price than the OM options. Any thoughts?

I use a HÄHNEL Modus 360RT Speedlight MFT on my OM-1. Has its own rechargeable battery. One feature I like about it is the built-in LED light, which can also give good results when photographing wildlife. Cost a couple of hundred squid, which is a good deal cheaper than Olympus own models.

 

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