Olympus flash on Panasonic body?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by WilburNJ, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2012
    I have an Olympus FL-600R flash. Would it work seamlessly on a Panasonic body? I'm interested in the soon-to-be-released GH4.

    I've read somewhere, a while back, that this Olympus flash is a rebrand of a Panasonic flash, but I have no idea if this is true...

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Will
     
  2. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    I use my oly FL36 interchangeably on Oly and Panasonic. They have the same pins, contacts.
     
  3. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Mike
    The FL-600R and DMW-FL360L are identical except for some cosmetics. Both are made by Panasonic. Panasonic also makes a lot of flashes for other manufactures too.
     
  4. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2014
    France
    So Pana FL360L will work the same as the FL600R with an Olympus body too?
    Even when used as a distant flash?
     
  5. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Mike
    Yes, they are identical. A friend of mine tested my DMW-FL360L with his EM-5. It functioned exactly the same as his FL-600R. Neither flash is what would call extremely powerful - at least compared to some of the flashes I have used in the past. They are good enough for most of the flash needs I have. The Olympus version is currently a bit less expensive than the Panasonic. If you are looking for a more powerful flash, check the DMW-FL580L. The most powerful TTL flash I have seen for u4/3 is this one from Metz.
     
  6. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2014
    France
    In France Olympus version is 30% more expensive than the Panasonic.
    (and none of them is really cheap - 340$ for the Pana, 450$ for the Oly)
     
  7. mikepeters

    mikepeters Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 11, 2013
    New Jersey
    Mike
    I use the olympus fl600r flash on my gh3's, works just perfect. The oly flash was quite a bit cheaper, same flash, different name.
     
  8. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2012
    Thank you everyone for the responses.
     
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