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Olympus UFL-1 Underwater Strobe, w/ Ultralight Bracket

B&H # OLUFL1B Mfr # 202368
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Ultralight Bracket, Handle, Clamp
  • 3.5" Long YS Mount
  • Slave Sensor Takes Fiber Optic Cable
  • TTL Exposure Control in Slave Mode
  • Full & 1/2 Power Manual Settings
  • Rated up to 131'

The Olympus UFL-1 Strobe w/ Ultralight Bracket is designed for use with Olympus digital cameras and underwater housings. Waterproof to 131' (40m), this underwater flash allows TTL exposure control in slave mode. When shooting in manual there is full and 1/2 power settings. This makes multiple flash applications and single flash macro photography easy. It is best to use the optional fiber optic cord for a flood free connection. The fiber optic cable transmits light from the camera's built in flash to the slave sensor on the strobe.

As you go deeper underwater the blue color of the water filters out all the beautiful reds, oranges, and other colors. Using an external flash close to your subject brings back the true vibrant colors of the underwater world. The camera's internal flash is too close to the lens and will cause a snow like effect called back-scatter. So the UFL-1 is the perfect way to light up the underwater world.

The included Ultralight bracket, handle, clamp, and 3.5" long YS mount allows you to easily attach the strobe to your housing. This versatile system allows you to position the strobe for best possible lighting.

Slave flash, it is best to use the optional fiber optic cord for a flood free connection
TTL exposure control in slave mode or manual full and 1/2 power
Wide enough angle of coverage for a 28mm lens
Ultralight bracket, handle, clamp, and 3.5" long YS mount allows you to easily attach the strobe to your housing. This versatile system allows you to position the strobe for best possible lighting.
Only weighs 0.94 lbs (425 g)
Configuration Strobe head, Ultralight bracket, handle, clamp and 3.5" long YS mount
Guide No. 14
Power Rating Not Specified
Coverage Angle 28mm equivalent
Depth Rating 131' (40m)
Flash Modes TTL, manual
Exposure Control Full, and half power
Slave Yes
Targeting Light No
Audible Signal No
Color Temperature 5100° K; 5600° with diffuser
Recycle Time 3 seconds
Flashes (Full Power) Alkaline Batteries: 200
Ni-MH Batteries: 300
Power Source 2x AA batteries
Dimensions 3.54 x 4.33 x 5.51" (90 x 110 x 140mm)
Weight (Land) 0.94 lbs (425g)
Olympus UFL-1 Underwater Strobe, w/ Ultralight Bracket
  • Ultralight Bracket
  • Ultralight Handle
  • Ultralight Clamp
  • Ultralight 3.5" Long YS Mount
  • Diffuser
  • Fixing Arm Bolt
  • Silicone Grease
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    OlympusUFL-1 Underwater Strobe, w/ Ultralight Bracket
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Functional (6)
    • Good depth range (4)
    • Weather proof (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great flash

      By Ponyman

      from Port Richey, Fl

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Depth Range
      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Diving
        • Snorkeling

        Comments about Olympus UFL-1 Underwater Strobe, w/ Ultralight Bracket:

        Great flash, definitely worth the money. When I first opened mine, I saw it came with a cover to take away half the flash, I thought, that's stupid. But I was wrong, the flash is so good, it can over expose the flash on certin pictures. It's listed as a beginner flash, but I'd say its much more than that. I used the flash at Blue Heron Bridge which is the #1 place for macro photography, the flash really helped my pictures turn out much better than they ever did before. The handle works great and i would recommend anyone to use the handle and not just the small flash bracket. Certin pictures need to be taken at different angles, the adjustability of the arm while underwater can be really helpful.

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        4.0

        UFL-1 Underwater Strobe

        By Jen

        from Ashburn, VA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

        • None to date

        Best Uses

        • Diving

        Comments about Olympus UFL-1 Underwater Strobe, w/ Ultralight Bracket:

        I've had my Olympus camera and housing for a few years now and decided to add on the strobe to get better quality pictures while diving. The UFL-1 Underwater Strobe is a great little flash. I no longer have the speckles in my pictures when diving in the Gulf off the coast of FL. I hope it works as well with bringing back color when I dive in the Caribbean.

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        4.0

        Great for the price

        By Jim the diver

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Depth Range

        Cons

        • Not Versatile

        Best Uses

        • Snorkeling

        Comments about Olympus UFL-1 Underwater Strobe, w/ Ultralight Bracket:

        Im an advanced diver that just got into photography and this package is a pretty good deal for the price. If your a hardcore photographer go bigger but this works great for me.

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        4.0

        Worth the money

        By Deepdiver

        from N. Arlington, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Depth Range
        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Diving
          • Lake

          Comments about Olympus UFL-1 Underwater Strobe, w/ Ultralight Bracket:

          Purchased this to take on my trip to the Bahamas.[...]

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          4.0

          So Far So Good

          By ScubaVazz

          from Northeast TN

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

          • Not Versatile

          Best Uses

          • Diving

          Comments about Olympus UFL-1 Underwater Strobe, w/ Ultralight Bracket:

          Just did a few wreck dives with this unit on a PT-048 Olympus housing....works very good, small compact and light. Fitment for a right hander is a bit akward, as I had to flip the base around which allows camera to turn no matter how tight you tighten it. A very simple fix makes it much better, a stainless star washer between the base and housing. I recommend this set-up. The strobe has very little adjustments but turns out good lighting.

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          4.0

          Well made compact flash and bracket

          By bret

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Depth Range
          • Water-tight Seals

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Diving

            Comments about Olympus UFL-1 Underwater Strobe, w/ Ultralight Bracket:

            Took it diving in Roatan and it performed well for a small flash, especially in the macro mode and the 1 to 3 foot range. Would not recommend for longer range. I used it in conjunction with an Olympus FE 3010 camera. Bracket and arm were well made and easy to put together.

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            Batteries & Power

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            Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

            Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
            • You Pay: $2.99
             
            Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
            • You Pay: $17.95
             

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            I-Torch -  i-Buddy Firefly LED Dive Beacon (Yellow)
            • You Pay: $9.95
             

            Books

            Rite in The Rain -  DuraRite Waterproof Paper for Underwater Use
            • You Pay: $5.95
             

            Maintenance & Spare Parts

            Olympus -  POL-UFL-1 O-Ring for UFL-1
            • You Pay: $11.80
             
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