Is FL300R better than the one that comes with e-m5?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by sonsw87, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. sonsw87

    sonsw87 Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 6, 2011
    I heard the rebate was extended till june so I was thinking about getting one of the flash but is it any better than the one that comes with the camera? Like in terms of power and everything.
  2. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    yes it is, FL-300R GN28 vs. FL-LM2 GN10. The flash included should really be thought of as a pop up flash- because that's kind of essentially what it is. You know, except it doesn't pop up :wink: I went with the flash too, mainly because I don't have any old OM lenses (I was K-mount old school), and didn't have any 4/3 weather sealed lenses- it kind of left me with the flash for my "freebie."

    Pros: The FL300R also tilts, has the wide diffuser, and is wireless if you want although I haven't tried it (the FL-LM2 can be a flash controller though- so it could complement nicely, and I haven't tried that either).

    Cons: needs batteries (although 2 AAA, and pretty good battery life for being AAA, I get about 60+ shots), isn't weather sealed like the FL-M2. Oh... and it's kind of fugly :wink:

    I'm not really a flash sort of guy- but they're handy to have.