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Olympus FL-50R Electronic Flash Wireless TTL for Olympus E-3 1/4000th second
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Olympus FL-50R Hot Shoe Mount Flash for Evolt Cameras E-300 E-400 E-500 E-600
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Description
Giving professionals the freedom and control they need to operate effectively in the studio or in the field, the FL-50R flash unit enables flash photography minus the complication of cords and inconvenient set-ups. Control is possible directly from the camera without the need for cables. These units represent the ideal accompaniment to the Olympus E-3, which features a newly developed RC Data Transfer System that transmits data optically. This significantly reduces the power consumption of the built-in flash when being used as the system commander. A wide range of flash-related settings can also be easily accessed and adjusted using the camera's LCD panel as the user interface. Moreover, flash control is available in three groups, allowing flash mode and compensation settings to be set independently for each group - thus enabling ultra-precise illumination. Four remote control communication channels can be set by the user to avoid interference with other peripherals in the vicinity. Photographers also have the option to control wireless transmission distance by choosing between three signal strengths - for a range of up to 10m. This flash model incorporates adjustable heads, which can be swiveled without impeding their ability to communicate. Using its slave function, the FL-50R can also be used with other Olympus SLRs with manual flash facility and Olympus SP series cameras capable of slave mode operation. Furthermore, this model can also be interlocked with a large strobe in the studio. The irradiation angle of each flash unit can be set either by automatic zooming according to the interchangeable lens used or manually. Thanks to a built-in wide panel, the expansive irradiation angle required with a focal distance of 8mm (equivalent to 16mm in 35mm terms) is covered.The high-performance FL-50R boasts multiple adjustment modes including TTL Auto and manual, high-speed synchronization - in Super FP Mode up to 1/4000th sec - and also features fast recycle intervals, which can be as little as less than 1.3 sec. when using the SHV-1 Flash High-Voltage Set. The FL-50R boasts GN28 performance at a 12mm focal length (equivalent to 24mm on a 35mm camera; ISO 100) and a very powerful GN50 at a 42mm (equiv. to 84mm; ISO 100).

Product Identifiers
BrandOlympus
Model50R
UPC050332160750, 4545350011062

Key Features
Guide Number28 ft/ISO 100
Supported Exposure ControlFP Flash, TTL
Compatible BrandFor Olympus

Bounce
Vertical Rotation Angle+90 / -7
Horizontal Rotation Angle+180 / -90

Other Features
ZoomAutomatic
Additional FeaturesWireless off-camera control

Dimensions
Width3.07 in.
Height5.55 in.
Depth4.21 in.
Weight13.58 oz

eBay Product ID: EPID99557151

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Created: 01/30/09

Quality Costs

It's a very good quality flash at highway robbery prices. But this is par for the course with Olympus accessories, which seem to always cost about 20-25% more than other major brands for the same functonality.

Having said that, it's also a very high quality piece of kit, as is all Olympus kit. If you are an Olympus shooter, it's your only decent choice (the FL-36R recharges too slowly for event shooting.. it's embarassing). Fortunately, as our only choice it's a sweet one.

One word of caution: you will hear people talking about how these flashes communicate by radio. No. There is NO radio. They communicate optically, with pulses of light. These pulses are as fast as the TTL pulse, so you probably won't notice them. But you MUST have your built in flash on you camera body raised in order to emit them and control the FL-50R wirelessly.

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Created: 09/13/12

Difference between pro ability and amateur efforts.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I have used generic flash, this flash is the step from toys to professional gear. It does everything, plus things I haven't figured out yet.

If you are shooting Olympus this is the flash you need to be using. R/C with no wires, power control from a blink to a
Lets light the stage, ability is ther.

I have set this flash to trigger five generic (cheap) flash and I am getting pro studio results. WOW, this is a great unit.

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Created: 09/20/12

The Olympus FL-50R is a top-tier DSLR flash system

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The Olympus Flash system is second-to-none and equal to Nikon's in my opinion. This, combined with either on-camera flash, on-camera bounce flash or off-camera wireless remote flash using the pop-up flash on the Olympus E-5 is excellent even outdoors in bright sunlight. I'm very happy with it and I'm looking to get a second one.

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Created: 09/03/08

FL-50R just *WORKS* with Oly's RC system!

I have three FL-50R's and use them for wireless lighting. They work perfectly and far beyond the 10 metres Olympus advertises. Whether mounted on the camera or placed remotely, this flash provides consistent and powerful lighting for Olympus users. Short story: IT WORKS (exactly like it should). More info can be found at DPReview's Olympus SLR Talk forum. Cheers!

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Created: 11/04/10

Great Flash with remote TTL capablilites

I do a lot of photography, weddings, parties, birthdays etc.. Now I can use two flash units remotely without a bunch of wires everywhere and get a good exposure.

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