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February 24, 2009

Olympus Releases FL-BK04 Flash Bracket and
FL-BKM03 Twin Flash Bracket

Compatible with dual-axis variable LCD monitor.
Optimized for shooting with free-angle Live View.

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Masaharu Okubo) today announced the launch of the FL-BK04 Flash Bracket and FL-BKM03 Twin Flash Bracket. These new accessories for the Olympus E-System digital SLR cameras are scheduled to be released in April, 2009.

Product Outline

A flash bracket is the support device used to mount an external flash on the side of a camera. It is usually used by professional photographers and camera buffs in such applications as news gathering, portrait shooting or macro shooting, in order to avoid unnatural shadows which may appear in the photograph when the external flash is mounted on top of the camera, or to prevent the flash itself or flash attachment from being damaged due to the contact.

Both the newly released FL-BK04 Flash Bracket and FL-BKM03 Twin Flash Bracket are designed so that they do not interfere with the dual-axis LCD monitor, ensuring that the user will be able to continue to enjoy free-angle Live View shooting.

Product Name Release Date
Flash Bracket FL-BK04 April, 2009
Twin Flash Bracket FL-BKM03 April, 2009
Flash Bracket FL-BK04 Flash Bracket FL-BK04 with E-30 and Electronic Flash FL-50R

Flash Bracket FL-BK04

Flash Bracket FL-BK04 with E-30 and Electronic Flash FL-50R

Twin Flash Bracket FL-BKM03 Twin Flash Bracket FL-BKM03 with E-30 and 2 of Electronic Flash FL-36R

Twin Flash Bracket FL-BKM03

Twin Flash Bracket FL-BKM03 with E-30 and 2 of Electronic Flash FL-36R

* Camera, lens, flash and off-flash cable are optional.

Main Feature Details

Flash Bracket FL-BK04

  • Can be assembled in different combinations, allowing you to mount an external flash on either the left or right side of the camera, enabling vertical flash shooting. The opening angle of the arm can be set in 45-degree increments to adjust the distance between the lens and flash.
  • When the FL-50R is used, the side of the flash can be securely fixed to assure greater stability.
  • An external flash can be mounted without interfering with the dual-axis variable LCD monitor. The user can enjoy hassle-free Live View shooting at any angle.
  • The mounting height can be adjusted in 5 steps for versatile positioning.

Twin Flash Bracket FL-BKM03

  • As the arm angle and flash position/angle can be freely adjusted, it is possible to enjoy flash shooting using any ZUIKO DIGITAL lens including ultra-wide-angle lenses.
  • The bracket arm can be folded down for storage or transportation.
  • Dual-flash macro shooting is possible without interfering with the dual-axis variable LCD monitor, which really comes in handy when macro shooting with free-angle Live View.
  • When used together with the FL-50R/FL-36R Electronic Flash, this makes possible a wireless remote flash system with dual-flash system without requiring complicated wiring.
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