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Olympus FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera

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Product Highlights
  • Wireless TTL
  • (Guide No. 164'/50 m at 85mm)

The Olympus FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash is a fully-featured and powerful shoe mount flash that also offers wireless flash operation. Control is possible directly from the camera without the need for cables. This flash unit is 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. 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.

The FL-50R flash offers all the features a professional wants to produce professional-caliber results. Along with the standard bounce and swivel capability, power zoom and a full range of TTL Automatic, Automatic and Manual flash modes, the FL-50R offers the Super FP Mode. This allows for flash sync at speeds up to 1/4000th second so fill-flash can be used in the brightest of situations. This is achieved by the flash's ability to fire before the shutter opens and stay illuminated until after the shutter closes. Designed specifically for digital photography, the FL-50R flash also has more even illumination with less corner fall-off than traditional film flashes.

Super FP Mode
The Super FP Mode allows for flash sync at speeds up to 1/4000th second so fill-flash can be used in the brightest of situations.
AF Illuminator
Automatically emits light in low illumination when connected to the camera with communications capabilities to assist the autofocus system of the camera in low light.
Illuminated LCD Display
The illuminated Flash Control LCD makes it easy to see what the flash settings are in a low light environment
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 79' (24.08 m) ISO100 at 24 mm position
Angle of Coverage 28° - 101°
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes, -7° to +90°
Swivel Head Yes, 180°
Coverage 12 mm - 42 mm (APS-C format)
Zoom Head APS-C format: 12 mm - 42 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 1.3 - 6 seconds
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.1 x 5.5 x 4.2" / 7.9 x 14.0 x 10.7 cm
Weight 13.6 oz / 386 g Without batteries
Olympus FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera
  • Soft Case
  • FS-FLST1 Flash Stand
  • FS-FLBA1 Flash Diffuser for FL-50 Flash
  • FS-FLRA1 Reflector Adapter
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera
     
    4.8

    (based on 71 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (60)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent output (58)
    • Fast recycling (57)
    • Easy to use (52)
    • Good power output (50)
    • Durable (43)

    Cons

    • Heavy (12)
    • Heavy / bulky (5)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (63)
    • Portraits (50)
    • Fill flash (49)
    • Night photography (35)
    • Photojournalism (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (14), Semi-professional (9), Pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great flash

    Great flash when used with the E-3. Wireless works very, very well and can be completely out of sight and still work.Well worth the money to get the "R"...Read complete review

    Great flash when used with the E-3. Wireless works very, very well and can be completely out of sight and still work.Well worth the money to get the "R" version over the regular FL-50. I have both and they perform identical. But the wireless is so nice to have.Recycle time is Excellent using Eneloop batteries. I shot over 1000 flash pictures at a wedding recently and never had any recycle delays. (Actually, I had to buy this flash just for the wedding)[...]

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    I own three of these

    I am a wedding photographer. This product works great, however for weddings, we have to be careful to not overheat it by shooting to many times in a row. If this happens too...Read complete review

    I am a wedding photographer. This product works great, however for weddings, we have to be careful to not overheat it by shooting to many times in a row. If this happens too often, it burns it up then off it must go for repairs. This has happened to us 2 or 3 times.

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    4.0

    powerful choice for my olympus om-d

    By tgf

    from brooklyn, ny

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Powerful Output

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Night Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

    terrific to finally have professional level flash to go with my omd-em1

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    • No

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    5.0

    Flash, Bracket and Cord

    By lefjack

    from Chicago

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Photojournalism
      • Portraits

      Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

      As a unit the flash is excellent. With the addition of the off camera bracket and cord it offers much more flexibility. Great item!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Professional Flash

      By Louie

      from Round Rock, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Powerful Output
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits
      • Slide Duplication

      Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

      Used for fill in flash, and night time shots.
      Very powerfull, very quick to recycle, very easy to use, works very well with OMD EM5

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      • No

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      5.0

      Lightweight, great coverage

      By JB

      from Washington, D.C.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

        Great results paired with everything from wide angle to telephoto lenses. RC mode easy to set up and worked like a charm as fill when using the inboard flash. Easier to carry compared to my Sunpak 522, and TTL mode means you can concentrate on the shot, not on the dials.

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        5.0

        Great Prduct!

        By Photo Mom

        from Perrysburg, OH

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

          I purchased this flash because I needed fill flash for outdoors senior pictures. It was easy to use, the instruction booklet started me off quickly and easily. My photos have turned out great and I am now using it in a variety of settings. Wish I had purchased this flash sooner!

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          5.0

          Great flash

          By Pierre P

          from Québec City

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Powerful Output

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

            I already have a FL-36R and a FL-50R. These are great flashes with good output.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect match for an Olympus DSLR

            By Puckboy

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Powerful Output

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

              Spent the last week shooting with the flash on an E-5 body. The flash was very responsive and the shots turned out much better than ever experienced with the on-body flash. The unit provides incredible fill lighting in every situation I've used it in. Very pleased with the unit!

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              I bought one and had to have another

              By Ken

              from Oklahoma City

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Powerful Output
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use

                Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                I purchased a pre-owned Olympus E-3 and needed the remote control flashes. Has worked perfectly and may end up getting one more in the neat future. Works as advertised.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Gives better picture quality!

                By Vac

                from Ohio

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                  This was given to me as a Christmas gift, and it is great! I'm able to get better picture quality in the most low-light settings.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Olympus FL-50R

                  By tvoels

                  from minnesota

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful Output
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                    I have been using this flash since the E5 came out - pick this one up of my father.

                    Great flash never lets me down, although I do sometimes:)

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                    • Yes

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                    3.0

                    Battery compartment door problem

                    By Justin Suwintawong

                    from Santa Barbara, CA USA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                      Flash itself is good but my problem is battery compartment door is not completely close. I have to use the rubber band tight it :(

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works well

                      By Michel

                      from Damascus,SY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Powerful Output
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                        I uses it mostly as a fill light for outdoors portraits, it's responsive and recycles quite fast even at full power, I usually uses two of them to compensate the sun light and it can.

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                        5.0

                        Flexible and powerful

                        By bcorgey

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Powerful Output
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography

                          Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                          Nice Range and flexible coverage

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very pleased, Olympus Quality as usual

                          By Duffy's Dad

                          from Long Island, N.Y.

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Night Photography
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                            Simple to use out of the box. Wireless feature is a must have item which makes it's uses endless. Can't rave enough about the flexibility in a single unit combined with ambient light for sensational results.

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                            5.0

                            Powerful and user friendly

                            By Bruno

                            from Montreal, QC, Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Powerful Output

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use

                            Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                            Oly could have figured a better way to install the deflector, the elastic band solution is primitive.....
                            Overall very pleased with the quality, handling and performance.

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                            5.0

                            Works as it should!

                            By j

                            from woodstock ct

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful Output
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                              The remote works great

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Makes flash photography so flexible

                              By Bartick

                              from Sherwood Park, Alberta

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Recycling
                              • Lightweight
                              • Olympus quality
                              • Powerful Output
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Night Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                              After attending a Joe McNally course on flash photography I needed to try it using TTL metering. These units make it easy and being able to control the power from the camera is wonderful. I no longer have to lug around mono lights for most of my sessions. The sensor will pick up the signal bounced off walls so you don't need direct line-of-sight for them to work. Oh, by the way, they work great as slaves for hair light or for kickers.

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                              5.0

                              works well with Olympus E-30

                              By Monte

                              from Northwest Minnesota

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Recycling
                              • Powerful Output
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Concert venues
                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Night Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                              First let me say that I'm a retired professional photographer. This flash communicates and works well with Olympus E-30. Indoors I use this as a bounce flash for portraits. Outdoors I use the FL-50R mainly for fill in flash when taking photos of people. Also works well for both indoor & outdoor concert venues. I have yet to find a weakness in this flash.

                              The bottom line is the FL-50R does what it's supposed to do and well. I would highly recommend this flash to any Olympus owner.

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                              5.0

                              Bought to replace my Fl-36.

                              By Shelly

                              from Monroe Twp,NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Recycling
                              • Powerful Output

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                                  The Fl-36 is a toy compared to the Fl-50R

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                                  4.0

                                  LOVE this flash!

                                  By bpr515

                                  from Lehigh Valley, PA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast Recycling
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • General Use
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Photojournalism
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about FL-50R TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Camera:

                                    When I got my first DSLR, I cheaped out and got a knockoff flash. It was fine for what it did, but I always felt that my flash pictures weren't that good. I broke down and got the FL-50R and couldn't be happier. My flash pictures now look natural and I find myself using the flash for fill instead of adjusting my settings.

                                    One of the best features is the ability to compensate how much light is output. I use this feature all the time.

                                    I was torn between the FL-50R and the FL-36R, but opted for the 50 because it had a faster recycle time. If this isn't an issue for you, then you may be able to save a few bucks and get the 36R. If you're an Oly shooter, then I feel like this flash is a must!

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