OK, so the first impression is: "OMG! This thing is adorable!", followed by an audible chuckle which, I can say with certainty, is the reaction of 95% of people seeing this little unit for the first time. The second thing was: "Wow, this has ALL of the movements of a professional flash! (OK, then I HAD to attach it to my Stroboframe Pro-T, just for another chuckle...), followed by..."Wait, where do you put the batteries...???" It dawned on me that it must draw power from the camera battery, and I tried it on both the E-M MKII it came with as well as on my E-M10 MKIII. I was truly amazed at how well this performed, and I will use it forever! Not a full on substitute for the sun, nor studio lights, or even an FL model, but ridiculously useful. I may get another just to keep in my bag as a spare.
GREAT little unit!
I recently bought this flash for my Olympus OMD 10 II. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this flash and for the most part I will say they were pretty accurate when describing it. I have not taken a large number of photos with it yet, but enough I feel to give it a fair review at this point. First what the flash is: Small and compact, a good go to, put in your coat pocket, camera bag, or travel bag option to throw up some light when you need it without hauling around a larger flash unit. It's a fair value considering for under 100 dollars you get a decently built basic factory Olympus flash that you can have the confidence in knowing it will match up to the appropriate Olympus camera. It swivels forward, up, down back, and side to side and bounces a reasonable amount of light for its size and the flash is way better than what's on the camera. What it's not: a full size flash to be compared with say an Olympus FL-600 series and if that's the performance you are looking for than you need to buy that caliber of flash w/the bells and whistles that go with it. Additionally, One thing I will mention which may be a game changer for some is that the flash does not take batteries, rather it draws off the camera battery. Not a big deal to me, I can just carry an extra camera battery but this may not be an option some like. Bottom line would I recommend this? Yes I would, but if I made a living with my camera would I use it in a studio, etc.. Not likely, but I also have not pushed this flash to its limits to see what it will really do, I would be interested in finding a review where someone actually did this but I was unable to find such. Overall no real complaints here just be mindful of what you are purchasing and its capabilities before getting this and it disappoints you.
Great flash - very small, doesn't need batteries - great to trigger RC flashes as it tilts and rotates. You can attach the little pouch to your camera carrying belt
June 12, 2017 by Roto
I would have never thought I'd be writing a review, much less a positive review, about a flash that looks comically tiny! But it does a great job as both a fill light and short distance lighting in low light conditions. I'm amazed! Seems very well made. Can't tell if its weatherproof as its prior generation claimed to be, but I suspect its just a tweak of the prior design which I take to mean weatherproof. Either way, I love this super convenient flash.
Great go to flash when you need more light than what's available
Such a great little flash for the money. I have used this only om my OM-D EM-5 MkII, so I'm not sure if it works on other OM-D models.
It's compact size allows me to stick it in my pocket or in my camera bag without taking up more space than 2 9V batteries. Can't be that. The flahs head can be swiveled and tilted 90 degrees. Will it replace a speedlight or full sized flash? Not really, but it's great for adding some fill in or bounce lighting. Sooo much better than any pop up flash. I even increased the functionality of it, by cutting a rectangle out of an old ping pong ball and using it as flash diffuser.