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9.6 out of 10

Olympus FL-600R

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Flash for OMD EM-1

JTPhotog, B&H Photo
10 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I really like this flash; it is power and the video light is great for a little fill during movie recording. Also, it can be controlled as a slave in RC mode and works pretty well.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Powerful Output
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Overall 8
8.0

Small andcompact flash

Jannie, B&H Photo
10 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The small in size flash is great with the OM-D camera. It is easy to get to know - how to use, and so far the pictures look great. Although it is not as powerful as bigger flash guns.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

An easy flash

Matt, B&H Photo
7 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this flash because I wanted to learn a little bit about flash and I wanted at least one flash that 'just worked' before I ventured into the land of cheaper, manual flashes.I recently got a chance to try the flash out at our company's yearly kickoff party, which was held in a dimly lit bar that we rented out for the night (which fortunately had white ceilings). Using an E-M5 w/ 17mm & 45mm, the flash was a bit unbalancing, but not un-manageable.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Great features in a little flash

charlemeign, B&H Photo
14 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I just switched from FX nikon to m4/3, and I was shocked to see how well the Olympus wireless system works. the fl-600r hits the exposure correctly on camera and off. The HSS works wonderfully. I was surprised to discover that the small flash that came with the E-M1 can trigger the fl-600r in the FP mode, since the Nikon system didn't allow the on camera flash to trigger high speed flash. It seems as bright as an SB-700.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice alternative to FL-50R

T, B&H Photo
25 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this because I wanted a second RC-mode capable flash to supplement my existing FL-50R.<br /><br />I'm generally pleased with it. It is physically smaller and lighter than its larger brother, and the available power has been sufficient for my needs. Cycle time is noticeably better than on the FL-50R. The sliding lock for the hotshoe foot is great compared to the more common dial/friction lock.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Better results than expected.

Russell, B&H Photo
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I'm new to flash photography so I was delighted with the 1st results I got from the FL-600r mounted on my Olympus EM1. There is a wide rage of options, it recycles quickly and was powerful enough even in a larger room if I adjusted the ISO. Highly recommended.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but marginal for bounce flash

RaiderDad, Cameta
26 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I prefer to use bounce flash whenever possible for family and people shots. I use my FL-600R on a OMD-EM5, usually with a P12-35/2.8 lens. My Nikon SB-800 flash will allow bouncing in most standard height reflective ceiling environments using apertures as high as F4.5-f5.0. Under the exact same ceilings, I get a max of f3.5 with the FL-600R and these look underexposed by 0.5 EV. Yes, the batteries are fresh.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Weak Output
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Overall 6
6.0

Works Ok I Guess...

idealphoto, Cameta
26 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I was hoping the RC (wireless remote mode) on the EM-1 and EM-5 would work better than the system I was used to from Canon. Sadly it does not.<br />For off camera use you are still looking at Pocket Wizards and manual settings. I did buy a Metz flash for Olympus and while not obvious in the description it also supports the &quot;RC&quot; mode and actually is more sensitive and works better than the 600R.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great flash until it died!

jjividen, B&H Photo
23 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Got it three days before a big wedding job&hellip;it worked great for 2/3 of the wedding and then died! Battery compartment was so tight one of the AA cells had to be pried out with a fingernail. Obviously a lemon but B&amp;H is sending a new one so I will try it out and give another review after further testing. Gave it two stars because it has promise if it keeps on ticking.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Great small flash

John, B&H Photo
19 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I love the features and smallness of this flash.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
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