OM-D's lack of built-in flash -- Oly actually recommends one...

Started Feb 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: OM-D's lack of built-in flash -- Oly actually recommends one...
In reply to Michael Meissner, Feb 7, 2012

Michael Meissner wrote:

Hen3ry wrote:

...for use with a big flash in the accessory shoe.

I believe this only works for the E-300 and E-330 which were designed so that the FL-36 and the pop-up flash can work together (and even have separate controls for the power level of the pop-up vs. the FL-36). No other Olympus DSLR or Pen supports this, because the pop-up flash blocks the hot-shoe.

This also works fine on the E-P3. (I'm pretty sure I can also control the power level of the pop-up flash vs. the FL-36, but I don't have the flash with me right now, so can't check.) It doesn't work with the FL-300R, though, because it blocks the pop-up flash.

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