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FL-50R Electronic Flash

FL-50R Electronic Flash


Olympus has developed an original wireless communication system called 'RC data transfer', which enables the use of advanced lighting effects. When used together with an interchangeable lens camera, it can produce subtle lighting effects just the way you want. This flash comes with multiple channels to prevent interference with other users, multiple flash modes, a slave function compatible with a large studio flash, and automatic zooming of the firing angle in accordance with the attached lens features that provide powerful support for professional photographers.




Five Modes


Measures the appropriate brightness with a pre-flash and then flashes.


Uses the FL-50R light receptor window to control the amount of flash according to the lens aperture.


Flashes with the set guide number.


Synchronizes with the maximum shutter speed of each body.


FP flash at the manually set amount of flash.

Designed Specifically for Digital Cameras

This flash is designed specifically for digital cameras by providing ideal brightness control, accurately controlling the amount of flash in 1/8 EV steps and minimising the decrease in the amount of light at the periphery of the image.

Wireless Multi-flash Photography

This flash makes use of a proprietary wireless communication system called 'RC data transfer'. This enables the setting of wireless flash control, and it can be used together with the FL-50R. In addition, it comes with four channels to prevent interference with other users.

Slave Function

This flash is equipped with a slave function that is usable with SP Series compact cameras with the slave mode function and Olympus interchangeable lens cameras with manual flash. The flash can also be linked and used with a large studio flash.



Guide number GN50 (ISO100/m) / GN70 (ISO200/m) GN20 (ISO100/m) / GN28 (ISO200/m)*
  • *Using the built-in wide panel
Firing angle Covers the field of angle of 12mm lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 24mm)
Covers the field of angle of 8mm lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 16mm)*
  • *Using the built-in wide panel
Wireless (RC) function Flash Modes: TTL-AUTO, AUTO, MANUAL, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
No. of channels: 4 channels
No. of group: Independently controlled 3 groups
Slave function AUTO, MANUAL
Bounce Up: 0 to 90 degrees, Down: 0 to 7 degrees, Right: 0 to 90 degrees, Left: 0 to 180 degrees
Custom setup AF illuminator specifications: On/Off, Clip-on setup: On/Off
Firing angle display: Four Thirds/35mm equivalent, Distance display: m/ft Flash intensity control: On/Off, Wide panel switch: On/Off ISO, F number display in AUTO mode: On/Off
Power supply (recommended batteries) 4 AA alkaline batteries, 4 AA NiMh batteries, 4 AA lithium batteries, 4 AA Oxyride batteries, 2 CR-V3 lithium battery packs, or 4 AA NiCad batteries
Flash interval*1 Approx. 6 sec. (when using AA alkaline batteries)/Approx. 4 sec. (when using AA NiMh batteries)
Number of flashes*1(at full flash) Approx. 150 (when using AA alkaline batteries)/Approx. 200 (when using AA NiMh batteries)
External power supply (sold separately) SHV-1 Flash High Voltage Set (with a dedicated NiMh battery pack)
Flash Power Grip FP-1 (C alkaline batteries)
Size (excludes protrusions) 78mm (W) x 141mm (H) x 107mm (D)
Weight 385g (excludes batteries)
Accessories FLBA-1 Bounce Adapter, FLRA-1 Flash Reflector Adapter, FLST-1 Flash Stand, Soft Case
  • *1: According to in-house test conditions. This may vary depending on shooting conditions. When using new or fully-charged batteries.
  • *This cannot be used together with the hot shoe accessories.
  • *Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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