OMD and FL-14 flash

Started Nov 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Rick_Hunter Senior Member • Posts: 1,021
Re: OMD and FL-14 flash

I have that combo.

The FL-14 works better than the supplied clip-on flash unit in these areas:

- it's more powerful, so more useful for fill flash during daylight

- recycle times are faster

And this about ends the advantages.

Be aware of this one quibble: you cannot fire the FL-14 in full manual control like the clip-on unit, or, to be more precise: you CAN do it, but the FL-14 will always fire at full power (1/1) there's no way to manually set a lower power level like 1/2 or 1/8 or 1/32, etc.

As for size: the FL-14 is really quite small, light and comes with a velvety pouch.

Bottom line: are you looking for a small flash to use in TTL or AUTO that has a bit more oomph than the included flash but is still small and light to pack/carry? If the answer is yes, the FL-14 could be a viable solution.

If instead you are looking for a more capable flash in terms of both power AND functionality (bounce flash, wireless capability, etc) then take a look at the FL-300R and skip the FL-14

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Nikon D600 Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED +11 more
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