This is the flash that comes standard with the Olympus EM-5.2 and EM-1.2, and is available separately for $69. This little flash is so much nicer than the one (Flash FL-LM2) that came with my EM-1, as that flash does not bounce. But the FL-LM3 flash is awesome. It not only bounces but it rotates 180° in either direction.
|The FL-LM3 flash is a tiny flash. Here it sits on top of my iPhone 5S|
I purchased mine from Adorama. It is listed as compatible with the EM-5.2 only. I guess the product description has not been updated to reflect its inclusion in the EM1.2 kit.
I bought my copy earlier this month to adapt it for use on my Panasonic gear and EM-1, as illustrated in a YouTube video by David Thorpe in which he uses a piece of sandpaper to modify the flash to fit a Panasonic GX8. I modified my copy successfully in just a few minutes. It now works on both my Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic GM5. I haven’t tried it on my Olympus EM-1, because that is in the shop right now with a faulty mode dial, but my best guess is that it will work on that body too.
In one or more posts to follow I will have more to say about using this flash on micro four-thirds bodies.
The images below show the flash as adjusted to a few of the many possible angles.
|90 degrees to either side|
|rearward 180 degrees|
|Sitting on the GM5|