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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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EM1 flash query

Is there a way to get the bundled flash with the EM1-II and EM5-II to work with the EM1, or is there a third party flash of similar size that you can recommend that has bounce/tilt please? The Nissin i40 and the like are too big for my needs.

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Re: EM1 flash query

I don't see any reason why any Olympus E-System (DSLR)/Pen/OM-D flash would not work on any of these bodies. Do you have a particular concern?

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Re: EM1 flash query

I too looked into this and the smallest is the FL-300R

https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/...r_1/index.html

The smaller FL-14 will not tilt.

All the smaller units like the one that comes with the E-M1 II takes power from an extra pin on the hotshoe that is not on the Mk1
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Re: EM1 flash query

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I don't see any reason why any Olympus E-System (DSLR)/Pen/OM-D flash would not work on any of these bodies. Do you have a particular concern?

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It's the size, I want something I can just slip into my jeans pocket. I was able to do that with the bundled one from the EM5-II when I had that.
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Re: EM1 flash query

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I too looked into this and the smallest is the FL-300R

https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/...r_1/index.html

The smaller FL-14 will not tilt.

All the smaller units like the one that comes with the E-M1 II takes power from an extra pin on the hotshoe that is not on the Mk1
Thanks. I forgot I'd looked at that one before too, bit pricey for the odd time I'm likely to use it. I'll keep an eye out for second hand ones
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Re: EM1 flash query

The Metz 26 AF-2 is bigger than the included accessory flash, but powerful and pocketable. It can't operate as a Master in the way that the accessory flash can.
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The Metz 26 AF-2 is bigger than the included accessory flash, but powerful and pocketable. It can't operate as a Master in the way that the accessory flash can.
Thanks, Ill look into it. I donít need it as a master to fire off others.
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Re: EM1 flash query

An old Olympus T-32 will fit in a pocket and are quite cheap on eBay
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An old Olympus T-32 will fit in a pocket and are quite cheap on eBay
Thanks but I don't believe the T-32 tilts to allow bounce.
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Thanks but I don't believe the T-32 tilts to allow bounce.
Oh yes it does

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Oh OK, thanks didn't look like it does
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The reflector unit rotates. The main body of the unit doesn't move. It's a neat design that was common in the 70s and 80s. The trend towards taller inverted L shaped guns came when distance between the light source and the camera lens became a selling point to address the problem of red eye. Before that, you'd use a bracket grip if required.

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Re: EM1 flash query

Plenty of stuff about the old OM system on the web. Here is a page about the T32 which mentions the tilt:

https://www.mir.com.my/rb/photograph...flash/t32a.htm

It moves from a little bit down to straight up. It doesn't swivel sideways unless you put it on a bracket, which rather defeats the object of wanting something that fits in a pocket.

The T32 has a little brother, the T20. It is quite a bit smaller and uses 2 AA batteries rather than 4, but it doesn't have the up-down tilt.

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