Flash for OM-D 10

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dougan, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. dougan

    dougan Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 9, 2015
    Is there a compact, reasonably priced flash with a tilting head for the OM-D10? Fairly basic design would do, mainly used for taking people indoors bouncing the flash off the ceiling.

  2. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    The Nissin i40, Olympus FL-600R and Panasonic FL-360L (I think the last two are the same internals rebranded...) are all pretty small, however the prices are in the $200-300ish range, not entirely sure if that's reasonably priced however they're all good units that would do the job.

    The latter two get bonus points for being able to act as master (not just slave) for the wireless TTL.
  3. cd23murray

    cd23murray Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2012
    North Carolina
    The one bundled in the em5 ii works too, at least it did in quick testing.
  4. dougan

    dougan Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 9, 2015
    I was hoping to spend less than £100(UK)
  5. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    I believe the E-M5 mII flash will work on the E-M10 mII, but not the E-M10 mI from what I can tell. The mII has the 4 points on the hot shoe. I don't believe mI had 4 points.
  6. ChrisN

    ChrisN Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 13, 2015
  7. Stuw

    Stuw Mu-43 Regular

    May 27, 2014
    I use a nissin di466 which can be picked up for £60 on Amazon/eBay. I find its a nice size on my EM10 and doesn't make it too top-heavy
  8. dougan

    dougan Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 9, 2015
    One review on Amazon said it couldn't light up more than 10 feet away, which is a bit worrying seeing I want to bounce the flash.

    How do you find yours, power wise?
  9. Stuw

    Stuw Mu-43 Regular

    May 27, 2014
    To be honest I've never noticed any shortage of power but my main use for the flash is for macro so I can't really say if that review is accurate.
  10. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    It has a guide number of 109/33 (ft/m) at ISO 100 at the longest zoom setting. That will easily light up a normal residential room when bounced on the ceiling.
  11. JanW

    JanW Mu-43 Regular

    Olympus fl-300r. Not ideal when used with the viewfinder because the whole unit tilts back for bouncing.
    If you use the display it is fine. I use it in large places (churches) combined with higher iso (800-1600) to balance it with the available light.
    Did a quick search and found a UK shop that offers it for £89

  12. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    This one looks fairly interesting in that it seems very compact, TTL compatible with Olympus, and cheap (£54.30 with free shipping in the UK)...

    Only two batteries so a little underpowered and slow recovery time (5 seconds) of the flash, but for the original stated purpose may be perfectly suited. Certainly can't beat the price.

    Here is the USA Amazon link for those interested...
  13. T83m

    T83m New to Mu-43

    Apr 3, 2014
    Small and light, ideal for mFT: Nissin i40...
  14. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    I'd suggest a METZ 44 AF-1, a proven flash, fully compatible with Olympus, very reliable, will last, has a rotating bounce head - but £15 more than you wanted to pay. Next alternative would be the Metz 36 AF-5 at £70 but it does not have a rotating head, only bounces.