Originally Posted by thearne3
Didn't realize that the Nikon flashes are Oly compatible. I just did a quick google search and didn't see any more info. Could you shed some light (!) on the subject?
Nikon flash units work fine on Olympus/Panasonic cameras, but they are not "dedicated". You can use them in manual or their built-in auto mode, the camera body will have no control over them and must be set up in manual exposure mode.
I use a little Nikon SB-30 at minimum output (1/32 power, I think) as a slave trigger for my Paterson E-Flash guns and Sunpak 383. It does a good job as a light-duty accessory flash too.
For dedicated operation with Pen E-P1, the Olympus FL36 is nice and compact, light, with a swivel/bounce head.