Olympus FL-50R Wireless Flash - Basic Outfit - with 4 NiMH Batteries, Charger, Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce

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About Olympus FL-50R

Save $29.90 when you buy this Olympus FL-50R . This Value Bundle comes with a Olympus FL-50R, Power2000 AA and a Sto-Fen OM-C Omni-Bounce for Canon 380EX,Contax TLA 280 and Shipping is free! .

Forget dealing with cumbersome cables when wanting to get perfect lighting for your photographic subjects. Thanks to the new Olympus remote control (RC) wireless flash units FL-50R and FL-36R, cordless lighting set-ups are a convenient reality.

Both are ideal for use with the Olympus E-3 professional D-SLR which enables the control of up to three different flash groups directly from the camera no separate commander unit is required. Photographers benefit from extreme flash unit versatility and never again need to be hindered in the studio or in the field by troublesome wires.

Giving professionals the freedom and control they need to operate effectively in the studio or in the field, the FL-50R and FL-36R flash units enable 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 beeasily 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. And both flash models incorporate adjustable heads which can be swivelled without impeding their ability to communicate.

Using their slave function, the FL-50R and FL-36R can also be used with other Olympus SLRs with manual flash facility and Olympus SP series cameras capable of slave mode operation. Furthermore, both models 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 synchronisation 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).

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast recycling (11),Consistent output (9),Good power output (9),Versatile (9),Easy to use (7),Durable (6)
Best Uses:
General purpose (11),Fill flash (10),Portraits (9),Night photography (6),Photojournalism (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4),Semi-pro photographer (4)

Olympus FL-50R Features

  • Adorama Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Olympus FL-50R Wireless Flash, Built-in Wide Panel, FS-FLRA1 Reflector Adaptor, FS-FLST1 Flash Stand, FS-FLBA1 Bounce Adaptor, Olympus Warranty.
  • Power2000 4 AA Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) 2900 mAH Rechargeable Batteries With 4- Hour AA and AAA Quick Charger, 110/220 volt.
  • Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce For Canon 380EX,Contax TLA 280, Metz 40MZ-2, 54MZ-3/4, Minolta 5200i and 5400Xi/Hs, Nikon SB-24, 25 and 26, Olympus FL40, G40, Pentax AF500FTZ, Sigma 500 and 530, Sunpak MZ440AF, Panasonic DMW FL-500E and Vivitar DF200 Flashes.

Olympus FL-50R Reviews

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Reviewed by 12 customers


Fantastic Flash


from Santa Rosa, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this flash on my E-5 as well as my OMD E-M1. It works perfectly on or off both cameras.


Excellent Dedicated Flash for Olympus


from Webster, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Work as advertise in the documentation. Very easy to use and enough power.


Flash that does what it is designed for


from San Jacinto, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

The e-500 camera's flash has a lot to be desired. The FL-50R is more than I had expected. Fill, bounce and adjustable light output fit the bill.


Strong flash


from San Diego  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Nice flash - and the IR remote control with full TTL capability is a great capability.


Great product


from I.E., CA.  -  Pro Photographer

I use this on my Wedding shots, works great every time.


Great Versatility


from Ottawa  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have purchased 2 of these along with 2 FL36Rs. I use them predominately for portrait work both in my home studio and on location. I like the versatility of the small units. They work well and in sync. Also the maximum sync speed is 1/250, which is faster than most, I believe.


Great Flash!


from New Orleans, LA  -  Pro Photographer

I use two of these flashes for on and off camera use. LOVE them!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Strong unit - RC is trick!


from San Diego, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

A definite upgrade from my poor little FL-36 that has been run through the mill. The RC feature on this in combination with the E-3 is a fantastic feature - matches the Nikon CLS system in functionality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good flash[...]


from Kennewick WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

[...] So far I'm very pleased with the product [...]

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Works Great off or on camera


from Atl.Ga.  -  Photo Enthusiast

Work will with Ray's Ring Adapter&Interfit's12"x8" softbox (wedgess required)

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