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Overheating issues with the Olympus FL-300R flash


Olympus Japan (Click here) reports that under certain circumstances the Olympus FL-300R flash can have overheating issues on one of the corners of the flash. Olympus said to NOT use that flash anymore and to send it in to the nearest Olympus service center to get it repaired!


  • infinity jr.

    Hey Olympus – just scrap this lame flash and come out with a new model II
    this time, include Super FP! Thanks.

  • Yun

    Hi Admin , any news about upcoming GF Pro ? At least got mock up photo to view by this time .

    • admin

      Yes I have news. I am using the info I have to get more news from other sources. I will post the first bits of info soon ;)

  • Brod1er

    Off topic- Just got a GF3. I absolutely love the way the flash can be bounced- in camera flash is suddenly useful. Why don’t all other cameras offer this? Easily worth a couple of stops high ISO. Borrowing a NEX5 for a couple of weeks so interested to see how they compare in the real world rather than in reviews/on blogosphere!

    • ijack

      Well, using flash give distinctly different output and the result may not be preferred by everyone.

    • Simon

      I agree and I’m puzzled why Olympus replaced the bouncable inbuilt flash of E-Pl1/2 with a fixed one for E-P3!!!

  • TAZ

    I am actually sending this back to Olympus for repair because of the same issue! I bought mine in NYC, & it seems like Olympus US just found out about the same issue yesterday

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