Olympus FL-36R Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Cameras

Olympus FL-36R Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Cameras

Olympus FL-36R Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Cameras - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBOFL36R MFR # 260115B

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  • Wireless TTL
  • Guide No. 118'/36 m at 42mm
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Olympus 260115B overview

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The Olympus FL-36R TTL Shoe Mount Flash is a compact and lightweight 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-36 Electronic Flash is specifically designed for digital cameras, with an accurate 1/8 step illumination control to provide the precision required by digital cameras, while minimizing illumination reduction. The built-in wide-angle diffuser panel will allow the flash to provide even illumination with wide angle lenses like the Zuiko Digital 14mm-45mm zoom. The inclusion of a lockable bounce and swivel mechanism offers a variety of bounce photography options including left-right, as well as top-bottom in addition to a compact zoom head to accommodate lenses from wide angle to telephoto.

The FL-36R also features an energy circuit that improves recharge rates and enables the flash to operate on just two AA batteries or one CR-3 volt lithium. The FL-36 is compact, lightweight and extremely portable, and is approximately 25% shorter and 35% lighter than the larger FL-50 flash, a significant space and weight savings.

Selectable Flash Modes
With several different TTL and manual modes available, you will always get the right amount of control for your shooting needs. Flash Modes include TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP TTL Auto, FP Manual, RC, SL Auto, SL Manual.
Compact and Lightweight Design
The smaller size and lighter weight of the flash (as compared to the FL-50) is well suited to the latest E-series digital cameras.
Super-Energy-Saving Circuitry
The Super-Energy-Saving circuitry improves recharge rates and enables the flash to operate on just two AA batteries or one CR-V3 (LB-01) lithium battery.
Variable Coverage Angle
Flash coverage is automatically adjusted to the image area in several steps during zooming.
Variable and Controllable Output
With the Olympus digital SLR, you can adjust the flash intensity in 1/3 EV steps, and it also offers features such as red-eye reduction, slow synchronization and second curtain synchronization.
In the Box
Olympus FL-36R Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Cameras
  • Soft Case
  • FLST-1 Flash Stand
  • 90-Day Manufacture Warranty
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    Olympus 260115B specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 65'  / 19.81 m ISO 100 at 24 mm Position
    Angle of Coverage 84° - 29°
    Bounce Head None
    Swivel Head Yes, 180°
    Zoom Head APS-C Format: 12 - 42 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal None
    Recycle Time Approximately 7 - 8 Seconds
    Power Source 2x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 3.7 x 4.2" / 6.6 x 9.4 x 10.7 cm
    Weight 9.2 oz / 260.8 g Without batteries
    Packaging Infovbtqbzutvezstebuvwtqxruwwqfryw
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.4 x 4.0"

    Olympus 260115B reviews

    FL-36R Shoe Mount Flash for Olympus Digital Cameras is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 76.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Pluses: Works great attached my Evolt 500. TTL settings make this easy to use. I am taking much better pictures now. I also use the FL-36R on the stand with the automatic settings to bounce light if I use my old 1040z. With the 90 deg swivel and the IR sensor it flashes when it senses a flash from the 1040z. The flash is powerful. Lit up pictures an in an auditorium with my E500 and the zoom lens. Works great on regular batteries. I've taken 400+ pictures and have not had to changes the batteries. Minuses: Adds considerable weight to the camera. Although assembly to the camera is very easy, you still have to do it.
    Date published: 2009-07-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very versatile unit for any current Olym This flash works as a TTL on camera, off camera Auto Slave and off camera radio controlled TTL flash. Both the radio and the slave off camera functions are easy to setup/use and quite reliable. The radio function is in fact optical from a low level signal sent from the on camera flash. Problem, the base of the flash unit must face the camera and be somewhat in line with it for the radio setup but the slave will trigger from a flash bounce. Because it uses 2 AA batteries the recycle can be quite slow but on the good side the flash is quite compact. If you cannot afford a FL-50 this is a very good unit at a bargin price. Doug
    Date published: 2010-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Compact Flash I bought this external flash because the Olympus 12-60mm f2.8-4mm ED SWD lens that I use casts a shadow when using the built-in camera flash. I stayed with the Olympus label instead of using another, less expensive brand,and I am glad that I did. It's great that you can mount the flash on the camera, turn it on, and the camera and flash communicate automatically--straight out of the box. The flash automatically adjusts the dispersion pattern to match the focal length of your lens. I think the recharge on the flash is adequate if you use fresh lithium batteries. This particular model is quite compact and light.
    Date published: 2010-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wireless flash photography is fun! I use this flash mostly for wireless flash photography. Using this flash makes it easy to get creative with your lighting. The menu system is pretty easy to navigate, and it doesn't take long to change the settings. It comes with a nice carry case that has a pocket to hold the little flash stand. The only downside is it might not have sufficient power for your shooting situation. I haven't really had a problem with that, but I can see how some people might prefer the FL-50R. I chose this flash over the FL50R because it suites my needs and it's smaller/lighter than the FL-50R. If you want to get creative with your lighting this flash will definitely help you!
    Date published: 2011-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from FL-36R - Excellent performance and value My initial use for this flash unit was to take pictures of rooms in houses, since the built in flash is not powerful enough for large room illumination. For this purpose the FL-36R is great. It lights up the rooms without overwhelming things - no hot spots, etc. This is using it on full automatic: just attach to the Olympus E-3 and start shooting pictures. If you wish, try all the options and overrides, but you likely won't need them except for very special situations. A great alternative to the FL-50R for half the price.
    Date published: 2009-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from BRIGHT ONE I bought this flash a week ago (with the rest of my digital kit). Admittedly I have a lot yet to learn about flash photography. So I'm still new to this type of thing. But this flash is BRIGHT and powerful- though recycling time is kind of slow. You can use either (2)AA batteries or a single CRV3 camera type. I like that the head has both swivel and bounce (up/down) & (left/right)turning. I still have to figure out more than AUTO on this flash to make the best use of it. Still working on that, but it comes recommended: 2 for the price of 1 FL 50R.
    Date published: 2010-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a difference this makes!! Our first experience with this flash was a little rocky, only because we got it on Thursday and had a shoot on Friday!! It is strongly recommended to read the manual, which is a little confusing, but will help a lot. The recycling time on it is a little slow, but nothing crippling. It eats through batteries pretty quick, which you can't miss because the recycling time becomes unbearable. It has a beautiful output and can light up an entire room. We bought the suggested bounce dome with it which is very useful! Overall, a great buy and will likely be purchased for our E-520 as well.
    Date published: 2010-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trip the light fantastic After using an SB-800 (Nikon), I needed a smaller more portable flash as my needs weren't as involved as what the SB-800 provided. This flash's focus assist DOES NOT help the e-pl1 contrast detection auto focus when taking shots in low/minimal light. However, used as a fill flash is great and even better with a diffuser. On occasion, I do take quite a few flashed shots and that can drain batteries (which increases the heat from them from discharging). I'd wish this flash had an external power connector but that's just my personal preference from being spoiled with the SB-800.
    Date published: 2010-08-12
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