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FL-36 Flash with OMD EM-10

I've ordered an OMD EM10 and some lenses and am really looking forward to using it and trying something different to what I normally do.

I've always shied away from using flash, but get called on to take photos at indoor events from time to time.

I have an Olympus FL-36 flash which I got in 2005 with my E-1. And if possible would want to use this to get started with.

Will it work with the OMD EM10, and if so will there be limits on what it can do?

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Re: FL-36 Flash with OMD EM-10

Yes it will work fine (quite good actually), but the focus assist light only works on the camera & not the flash.
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Re: FL-36 Flash with OMD EM-10

Thanks for the reply Ross – not quite sure what you mean/what the implications are, when you say the focus assist light only works on the camera?
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Re: FL-36 Flash with OMD EM-10

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Thanks for the reply Ross not quite sure what you mean/what the implications are, when you say the focus assist light only works on the camera?
the FL range of flashes have an AF assist light built in that is triggered by the camera to assist in the Auto focus function in very poor light (those annoying red flashes!) - it could be disabled but it's there if you want it.

the OM-D's have this built into the camera body, and the capability to use the flash one isn't there - which is a shame for a couple of reasons because the camera one can get blocked by hand or larger lenses and seems weaker. On the + side the camera tends to point at the target and when using the flash off camera (cabled) you don't need to point it at the target.
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Re: FL-36 Flash with OMD EM-10

Ah! Thank you.
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