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Olympus-fl-50.3383761
8.1 out of 10

Olympus FL-50

Electronic Flash for Olympus E1 Digital SLR Camera. Dedication Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

OLYMPUS compatibility w CANON products

cprieto, B&H Photo
8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought it since I lost the original stand for my Canon speedlite 270. It fits perfect. I was told by the chatting costumer service that it will work. Olympus itself should have on their specs that is compatible.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Versatile Flash Stand

Vlad, B&H Photo
23 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Common interface for Olympus, Panasonic and Leica dedicated flashes. It will also work with many vintage flash units.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Tripod Mountable
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Overall 10
10

FS-FLST1 Flash Stand

Fuzzy, B&H Photo
10 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Very useful stand for the latest Olympus Flashes. Let's you put the flash where you want it.
  • Pros: Easy To Pack, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Handy Little Thing to have

Bob, B&H Photo
6 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Well constructed, works with any standard size shoe mount flash. Will screw on a tripod. Dam handy to have in the field.
  • Pros: Easy To Pack, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Reliable, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

atlantaMAXphoto, Photography Review
12 December 2008
  • Summary: Considering the automatic functions of this flash with the E-3, the price was well worth it, purchased used at KEH. When shooting weddings, this flash produced good lighting along with ambient light. I added a LumiQuest bounce adapter. The flash is placed on a professionally designed bracket including the off-camera adapter. I'm very well pleased with the results. The flash integrates with the E-3; one does not have to make any adjustments.
  • Pros: Reliable, quick recharge (faster than most flash units I've used), ease of use, and integration with the E-series cameras.
  • Cons: The NiMH batteries have a tendency to drain faster and I have to be several battery sets for any major assignment such as a wedding shoot., A direct battery pack, allowing for extended usage and not have to rely upon the Olympus battery pack/bracket. I prefer to use over the lens brackets, even adjustable for both portrait and landscape.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Photography Review
14 April 2006
  • Summary: Decent flash, but overpriced compared to Nikon's SB-800. Since the FL-50 is the only flash that will give you high speed shutter sync with an E-1, you really don't have much of a choice. That said, it performs quite well. Plenty of power for bounce and outdoor fill. With the 14-54f2.8-3.5, it zooms automatically at 14, 18, 25 and 35, but only when the flash is locked in the standard forward facing mode. Once you tilt it, it zooms all the way for max power.
  • Pros: More power and faster refresh times than your only alternative, the FL-36
  • Cons: Expensive relative to N and C, Build quality lacking for price
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Overall 8
8.0

A great flash

londondai..., Ciao
18 January 2008
  • Excerpt: If, like me, you have an Olympus DSLR and are enjoying its flexibility and quality, you may well be considering a flash unit. At first glance, the cost of the two available Olympus units is a little off putting. In particular, I asked myself "how will this improve my photography?" Well, I ended up choosing the FL50, and I'm glad I did. This is a seriously powerful flash gun, but its controllability and flexibility mean that you can use it in any situation.
  • Pros: Power, compatibility, high speed sych
  • Cons: Weight
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Nadavi
2 February 2010
  • Excerpt: все ок, но нет инструкции нормальной русской
  • Pros: с учетом того что она мне досталась в подарок при покупке фотыка e3 - нет, да и в принцыпе нет, мощная, быстро перезаряжается
  • Cons: не могу настроить пульт ду который в комплекте, если вспышка на башмаке то все ок, как только снимаешь - никак не хочет синхронно!
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