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Olympus FL-900R Electronic Flash

BH #OLFL900R • MFR #V326170BW000
Olympus FL-900R Electronic Flash
Key Features
  • Compatible with Olympus TTL
  • Guide Number: 190' at ISO 100 and 100mm
  • Zoom Range: 12-100mm (7-10mm with Panel)
  • LED Video Light with 6 Output Levels
Illuminate your scene with the powerful FL-900R Electronic Flash from Olympus which boasts outstanding IPX1-rated weather resistance and a guide number of 190' at ISO 100 and the 100mm setting. Fully compatible with Olympus TTL, the FL-900R offers support for many advanced camera functions, such as High Res Shot and Focus Stacking, which are benefited by faster recycle times that speed up the process. Also, for the video shooters out there this flash is equipped with an LED light with a maximum output of 100 lux at 3.3' for constant illumination.
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Olympus FL-900R Overview

Illuminate your scene with the powerful FL-900R Electronic Flash from Olympus which boasts outstanding IPX1-rated weather resistance and a guide number of 190' at ISO 100 and the 100mm setting. Fully compatible with Olympus TTL, the FL-900R offers support for many advanced camera functions, such as High Res Shot and Focus Stacking, which are benefited by faster recycle times that speed up the process. Also, for the video shooters out there this flash is equipped with an LED light with a maximum output of 100 lux at 3.3' for constant illumination.

Designed to pair perfectly with Micro Four Thirds system cameras, the FL-900R offers a versatile zoom range of 12-100mm, which is equivalent to 24-200mm in 35mm terms. This can be easily expanded to cover 7-10mm lenses, 14-20mm equivalent, through the use of the built-in diffusion panel. Also, the ability to tilt from -7 to 90° and rotate 180° left and right permits for numerous bounce flash setups. Another advantage of this flash are full wireless TTL features, including master, slave, and commander modes with 4 flash groups. Additionally, it offers your standard slow, high-speed, 1st and 2nd curtain sync options as well as a stroboscopic mode.

Supports Olympus TTL system for use with special camera functions, such as High Res Shot and Focus Stacking, as well as automatic exposure and high-speed sync.
Guide number of 190' at ISO 100 and 100mm (200mm equivalent) provides exceptional illumination in dark locations.
Zoom range of 12-100mm (24-200mm) enables use of a wide variety of lens types. Also, a pull-out diffuser permits the use of ultra-wide 7-10mm (14-20mm equivalent) lenses.
Flash head tilts from -7 to 90° and rotates left and right 180° for full bounce capabilities.
LED video light provides constant illumination source as well as AF assist in dim lighting. It offers six output levels and can output a max of 100 lux at 3.3'.
Wireless master, slave, and commander functionality expands the possibilities of the flash system. The FL-900R offers an improved commander mode via the included IR filter that offers control over up to four groups of flashes on one of four channels.
IPX1-rated weather resistance and an operating temperature of 14-104°F provide this flash with the same level of sealing as Olympus' high-end mirrorless cameras, permitting use in a variety of inclement weather conditions.
High-speed sync flash range has been expanded to 1/128 power.
Flash supports rapid sequential firing and is rated to fire over 30 times at 1/32 power.
Enlarged rear dial as well as improved graphical user interface for more intuitive control.
Recycle time of just 2.5 seconds at full power with NiMH batteries.
Built-in bounce card.
Locking metal hot shoe.

Olympus FL-900R Specs

Key Specs
Guide Number
190.29' / 58 m at ISO 100 (100 mm Position)
Auto Zoom Head
Yes
Bounce Head
-7 to +90°
Swivel Head
360°
Exposure Control
Four Thirds TTL, Manual
Wireless Operation
Infrared (TTL)
Unspecified Range (Commander, Slave)
Internal Power
4x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
Flash Head
Guide Number
190.29' / 58 m at ISO 100 (100 mm Position)
Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
12 to 100 mm
7 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom Head
Yes
Bounce Head
-7 to +90°
Swivel Head
360°
Flash Duration
1/500 to 1/20000 Second
Recycle Time
Approx. 2.5 to 4.5 Seconds
Secondary Illumination
Video Light
Exposure Control
Exposure Control
Four Thirds TTL, Manual
Flash Modes
Hi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Wireless
Wireless Operation
Infrared (TTL)
Unspecified Range (Commander, Slave)
Wireless Channels
4
Wireless Groups
4
Power
Internal Power
4x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack Compatible
No
General
Mount
Shoe
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.2 x 4.8 x 4.9" / 81.2 x 121.4 x 125.2 mm
Weight
13.47 oz / 382 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 6.1 x 4.5"

Olympus FL-900R Reviews

Dirt Track Photographer

By Jared
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-20

I'm a dirt track racing photograher and I gotta take fast photos. Gotta catch the cars in action. This flash is super bright and fast. I love that it's led. Getting some cool pics with it. Thanks to B&H for being a Olympus dealer. Olympus is the best camera brand on the market. The Olympus Ol Share app is easy 2. The B&H staff is awesome and know alot about their cameras.

Large but does the Job.

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-07

Solid, does the job. It is very large.

Flash for the flash dummy

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-25

I am not a flash expert, and prefer available light. I have actually used this one successfully. Good work Olympus.

Best flash

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-16

Fantastic flash, best I ever used.

Works well

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-25

Does not allow a sync cord to be used in manual mode with pocket wizard.

Outstanding Product

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-26

Needed this to replace my FL-50 that sparked and let out the magic smoke. I photograph professionally and always carry two flashes thus only being down to one I needed a replacement. This flash is about the same size as my FL-50R but does a lot more. The flash works as expected on my E-5 and OM-D camera. Fill flash on TTL FP works as expected. No surprises in any of the modes. Recycle times with NI-MH batteries is excellent. Highly recommend product for Olympus systems, would work well with other brands just without communication, and would work well as an off-camera flash.

Olympus FL-900R Electronic Flash

By Janet
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-03

i REALLY like this flash. it's got a ton of features, and the range is what i was looking for.

Excellent Wireless Unit

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-22

Performs flawlessly with the new radio-controlled receiver and transmitter units (finally.....no optical line of sight needed, LOL). Plan on eventually picking an FL700WR as an on-camera lighting source that's also capable to controlling the FL900R off-camera via the same radio-controlled wireless technology for multi-flash capability and endless possibilities for lighting a subject.

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Does FL-900R flash work with EM10 camera?

Does FL-900R flash work with EM10 camera?
Asked by: Rose
Yes the FL-900R is compatible with the E-M10
Answered by: Olympus America Inc
Date published: 2018-11-12

FL900R coverage limited to 12mm. What wide angle ...

FL900R coverage limited to 12mm. What wide angle adapter will work with this flash for wider coverage?
Asked by: Thomas
The FL-900R has a wide panel to cover 12mm or wider, which you would slide out from the top of the flash head.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-02-15

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Are the batteries included?
Asked by: Anonymous
No they are not. Do not use alkaline batteries unless it is an emergency and all you can get. Recycle times could be measured with an hourglass.
Answered by: Raymond T.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will the FL-900R work as a trigger with the ...

Will the FL-900R work as a trigger with the FL-50R?
Asked by: Marc
Yes, the Olympus FL-900R Electronic Flash will work as a master trigger to wirelessly fire the off-camera Olympus FL-50R Flash.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-01-17

question

Does this work in TTL with Panasonic Cameras?
Asked by: Dan
yes it will
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2021-03-19

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Is this radio transmission?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality is IR, not RT.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

What additional transmitter / receiver need to be bought to use remote HSS? I have EM1 mk2
Asked by: Gadi B.
The new Godox X1T-O TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter for Olympus/Panasonic (B&H # GOX1TCOP) provides remote HSS and TTL for Olympus cameras.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I'd like to use this as both an on-camera & ...

I'd like to use this as both an on-camera & off-camera flash with my Oly EM4 Mk II, as well as for an on-camera Continuous Light (with lighting distance of 10-15' with 14-150mm or 12-40mm Oly lenses) in my Oly's hotshoe. Will this work in those 3 ways?
Asked by: Robyn
The Olympus FL-900R Electronic Flash will work on and off an Olympus EM4 MK II camera. Off camera use would be with the Olympus FC-WR Wireless Radio Flash Commander, (or other compatible Olympus flash units with built in commanders), on the Fuji camera's hotshoe. The LED light on the FL-900R,is rated at 100 LUX, so, for continuous lighting use, one will experience severe light dropoff past 5 feet.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-07-29
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