Re: Olympus F280 Flash - any users?
The F280 is a good flashgun, but as others have said, it's power output is limited.
I use mine with an OM4Ti, and it works brilliantly with fast OM lenses. It can also work in normal flash sync mode at 1/60. The gun is also small and neat, whilst TTL metering is good in both modes.
If you want power, I would buy a second-hand Metz 45 or 60, with the Metz-OM adaptor. These will only work at 1/60 maximum shutter speed, but with the Metz lead you can hold the flashgun at arms length to avoid red eye, etc.
I think the F280 was very much a 'first' in offering high speed shutter synchronisation, which is now fairly widely available. Unfortunately, none of the new generation of flashguns. including Olympus's FL50 allow high speed synchronisation with OM cameras.
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