First flash for my Oly E-500

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  1. Deimodius

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    I am trying to decide between buying one Olympus FL-36 flash or two Vivitar 285HVs to use with my E-500.

    I want to experiment with off-camera flash, but i can also see myself using the flash on the camera for various events. The FL-36 has TTL functionality on camera with the E-500, the Vivitar does not. The FL-36 bounces _and_ swivels, the Vivitar only bounces. The FL-36 apparently has a slow recycle time.

    I think I could live without the TTL functions if I got the Vivitar, but it bugs me that it does not swivel for on-camera use.

    Is there a product available that will allow you to swivel a flash that does not swivel, ie. some sort of swiveling hot shoe mount that is itself a hot shoe to which you clip the flash and allow you to swivel?
     
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    Okay, so I've ordered the Olympus FL-36 flash for my E-500.

    I have $75 to spend, so I'm hoping y'all can tell me which flash accessories I should/could get for it. Umbrella? Stand? Diffuser? Bounce? Gels?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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