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sideburn Aug 18, 2008 10:27 PM

Hello everyone. I recently bought my first DSLR, the E-510, and I am very pleased so far. I'm also thinking of purchasing an external flash for my camera, having the FL36 and the FL36r in mind. Which one would you prefer? I know that the FL36r is wireless, but I also heard that it only works as a "slave" with the E-510. Is this true? In that case, what does it mean?

Here are a couple of my photos with the E-510. Would be thankful for advice on how to improve my skills. I use the 14-42 and 40-150 kit lenses, and edit the photos with Elements 4, I'm a beginner...=)

Greg Chappell Aug 18, 2008 11:22 PM

First...great start with your new camera!

The "R" models that offer wireless will work just like the previous models on an E510. You'll be able to fitit into the hot shoe and useit inany mode, including TTL,just like the regular's just the wireless function that won't work with the E510.

zig-123 Aug 19, 2008 4:24 AM


Greg, has already answered your question relative to the Flash differences so I'll just say congratulations on getting the E-510. It's a great camera and should serve you well.

As for improving your skill set, when you have some time, you may want to look at a website managed by Andrzej Wrotniak. There is a wealth of information on all things relative to Olympus cameras as well as a detailed articles on the E-510. Here is a link to an article on specific settings he recommends

Olympus America also offers free tutorials on various subjects.

Welcome aboard to the forum.


sideburn Aug 19, 2008 7:06 AM

Thanks to both of you for your answers and your help. No meaning in buying the FL36r then, I'll go for the FL36.
Yeah, Wrotniak's site was really useful, I also tried his "taking pictures of the moon" tutorial, with various results. Since I was using the 40-150 mm I couldn't get close enough, though..

HarjTT Aug 19, 2008 2:17 PM

Now those are some pretty fine pics ! The cat shot and the close up macro are just fab..

Well done and thanks for posting the pics.



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sideburn Aug 19, 2008 6:08 PM

Thank you, Harj!
I will keep posting pics when I have something interesting to show, or need help..this forum has offered lot's of help and interesting reading already! :-)

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