As always thanks for continuing to run an excellent photography website. I’m a bit jealous right now that you had some hands on time with the Olympus OM-D EM-1. The button placement and grip look a good deal nicer than the EM-5, but my EM-5 has to last me a long time so I’ll just have to settle with getting the battery grip for now.
So since I got my EM-5 about 9 months ago I’ve been using it pretty barebones with just the Olympus 45mm lens and no flash. I absolutely love the natural light shots that come out of this camera. However, when you have a 3 month old daughter at home it’s kind of nice to shoot with a higher shutter speed in doors and low ISO. I’ve gotten some great shots in doors without flash, but I just had to give the Olympus FL-600r a go.
My previous experience with flash photography was with my Olympus e-620 and FL-50r flash years ago. I never even used the flash much at all back then, so my knowledge of flash photography is quite limited. So far I’ve been very pleased with the results of the FL-600r. It’s the perfect size for the EM-5 and it surprisingly packs some serious power. Definitely a satisfied purchase. I still have a lot to learn about flash photography, but here’s a few samples: