Small flash recommendations for Olympus E M5

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by pdbphoto, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. pdbphoto

    pdbphoto Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 19, 2013
    Other than the Olympus FL-300r what small flashes to people recommend for the new OM cameras?

    I am reluctant to buy another FL-300r as the previous one failed me after little use and just out of warranty. I have never had a flash fail me before.
     
  2. MoonMind

    MoonMind Mu-43 Top Veteran

    628
    Oct 25, 2014
    Switzerland
    Matt
    I (occasionally) use a Nissin i40 - small, yet with a nice feature set and quite capable.

    M.
     
  3. Divideby0

    Divideby0 New to Mu-43

    7
    Sep 6, 2014
    Colorado
    I picked up an MK320 recently to pair with my OMD and have been pleased so far.

    Pros:
    Build quality is good and the included diffuser is a nice touch. USB charging is convenient and the display shows progress as the batteries fill up. Half the size of a normal flash while still retaining bounce capability for both horizontal and vertical compositions.

    Cons:
    Power is lackluster, but expected for the size and price - it won't replace a full size speedlight. No zoom head means less reach in many cases.
     
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