February 01, 2016
I've used some cheap flashes and some knock off triggers in the past. I was getting some amazing results, so I decided to splurge a little to make things a bit more convenient. HOLY COW! What a world of a difference!
I don't regret starting off doing things manually, but the jump from manual flash photography to auto almost makes you feel like you're cheating. I'm considering picking up a couple more to get even more creative!
April 05, 2015
I moved to the OM-D lineup from a Sony alpha system. The only features that can be improved are the shoe mount lock as I find I'm constantly not locking this flash in the shoe correctly (a fault of the more standard design, the Minolta/Alpha mount is something all camera manufactures should have standardized IMO). I also miss being able to tilt the flash from side to side to orient the head when holding the camera in a portrait orientation.
The flash is well built, the controls work well, and it's nice and compact.
February 01, 2015
Not Reliable. Noise originating from the flash's zoom mechanism. I get both the Auto Check and Test/Charge lamps flashing and I can't get any flash firing. You will find several complaints in a simple search over internet.
Note from Olympus:
Please contact our support at 1-888-553-4448 (M-F 9am to 9pm).
June 01, 2012
The OM-E-M5 and this flash make for a truly professional capable combo. They work in perfect harmony together providing flawless flash exposures. This model flash has the best flash recovery speeds between shots and is bright enough for every occasion and venue. It's diminutive size belies it's capabilities. Complete control via the controls on the back along with it's powerful output and you have the BEST combo for your OMD body. It will in NO way hold you back. Because it also provides the handy bright LED video light within the body you'll get superior video results as well. I shot a video with the subjects over 15 feet away and it looks amazingly natural, not as if they had a light glaring on them. Nice compatibility with common AA batteries allows for your NiMh battery use increasing not only usage life but also lessens the times between flashes. 180 degree rotation on the flash head just adds to it's versatility. This is a MUST have for a OMD owner.