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OlympusFL-14 Flash
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (5)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Fast recycling (7)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Consistent output (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (11)
    • Fill flash (8)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Night photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Essential Accessory for E-P1

    I purchased this to go with my E-P1, knowing that it lacks a built in flash. The flash is easy to use and produces decent results for an on-camera flash. Its limitations are...Read complete review

    I purchased this to go with my E-P1, knowing that it lacks a built in flash. The flash is easy to use and produces decent results for an on-camera flash. Its limitations are the same as for built-in flashes, particularly on small cameras (red eye, over exposure, etc.). If you need fill in flash, this is a must and with some adjustments on the camera, the flash gets the job done.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Can not adjust manually on the E-PL1

    The flash is great and very compact. It has more powerful than the on camera flash. However, you can not adjust the power. It is TTL or auto only.

    The flash is great and very compact. It has more powerful than the on camera flash. However, you can not adjust the power. It is TTL or auto only.

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    5.0

    Small/light works well

    By Jake Jones

    from Vegas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use

      Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

      I like the small size and weight.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Works for a novice & Sexy to boot

      By Rhemus & Roses

      from New York, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

        I'm a big fan of this flash. Recently started photography and use the TTL setting which provides great flash for social settings.

        My favorite aspect is how unassuming the flash is visually -- generally using for party/social settings and people respond a lot differently to the Pen than larger more ostentatious flashes. I get more natural/candid photos which are still well lit.

        Of couse i'm not a professional & could be that this flash is not versatile enough for some users.

        One draw back is I always have to carry AAA batteries around because the flash dies pretty quickly.

        Of course it claims to take about 100shots between 200&400 ISO and I find it takes close to 150/200 but the charge slows down progressively as the batteries die.

        Charge is very quick with fresh batteries so I tend to change my batteries even when they still have half life just to keep snapping fast

        All in all i'm very happy with this product

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very fast.

        By Ana Silveira

        from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful Output

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

          Charges very fast and gives good light to pictures.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great flash for Olympus OM-D E-M5.

          By A.S.

          from Bucharest, Romania.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful Output
          • Versatile
          • Well Propotioned

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

            Well proportioned, powerful, fast recycling, nicely flash for Oly OM-D EM-5.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Can not adjust manually on the E-PL1

            By Mooshu

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful Output
            • Small compact powerful

            Cons

            • Can not adjust power

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • When you need more power

            Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

            The flash is great and very compact. It has more powerful than the on camera flash. However, you can not adjust the power. It is TTL or auto only.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            A Great Flash!

            By Calvin & Hobbes Fan

            from NE Tennessee

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

              I've been impressed with this flash and the battery life. An excellent addition to my Olympus E-P1 Pen.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              This is a necessity in low light

              By mellibman

              from Citrus Heights, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Night Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

                Easy to use

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Solid Accessory

                By Boston shutterbug

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Not Interchangeable

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

                Fits in the hotshoe. Good closure. Pen cameras are pretty good in low light, but sometimes even a small flash makes the difference.

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                4.0

                Flash is very compact and works well

                By Boxster

                from OKC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

                  I use it for flash fill frequently.

                  It works well on indoor shots up to about 12 feet

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                  5.0

                  Hot flashes!

                  By Jim

                  from APO, AE

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful Output

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

                    A well-built, compact flash that 'talks' to the camera. Small enough to carry around with no problems but enough power to do the job. The only down side is having to put it on and take it off when needed. I use this for get-togethers and family photos.

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                    4.0

                    Let there be light...

                    By Steve from England

                    from New Jersey, but only for the holidays...

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful Output
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

                      Fast and easy to use - great to add the flash to the EP-1 and it works absolutely fine in a pocket or in my bag when not needed. I've found it to be a little overwhelming when on auto at less than a metre or two; the flash is happiest a little further away.

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                      4.0

                      Essential Accessory for E-P1

                      By Jcphotog

                      from Evanston, IL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Good Results for Fill In
                      • Style Matches Camera

                      Cons

                      • Can overpower subject
                      • On-Camera Limitations

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash

                      Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

                      I purchased this to go with my E-P1, knowing that it lacks a built in flash. The flash is easy to use and produces decent results for an on-camera flash. Its limitations are the same as for built-in flashes, particularly on small cameras (red eye, over exposure, etc.). If you need fill in flash, this is a must and with some adjustments on the camera, the flash gets the job done.

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                      4.0

                      Perfect match for E-P1 PEN

                      By David

                      from Luleå, Sweden

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Match E-P1 PEN
                      • Small

                      Cons

                      • Guide no could be higher

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • Personal use
                      • Portrait

                      Comments about Olympus FL-14 Flash:

                      I use the FL-14 flash primarily as a fill flash. It´s small and easy to use. Much better than any internal flash, but not as good as a "regular" external flash.

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