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As exciting as E-M5 is, Check out FL-600R!!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by MrKal_El, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
  2. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
  3. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2011
    NYC

    I was very close to buying the Metz 58 in Dec!

    But now I have no money to order the FL-600R.. :frown:
     
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Is this the new one with the little remote control? It looks about the same size as the FL-36R too!
     
  5. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Other than the video light, what does the FL-600R offer over the FL-36R? They seem to be similar in size, and equivalent GN (36 @ISO100)...
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    It uses 4 batteries. The 2 batteries and slow recycle time was the big drawback of the FL-36R. Now we can have the convenient size and still retain the reliably fast performance of the big boy flash...

    ...or even faster performance. It's said to charge in HALF the time of the FL-50!! :eek: Which makes sense of course... smaller flash head with the same amount of batteries.
     
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  7. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Aaah... thanks Ned! I had assumed (wrongly) that the FL-36R used 4 AA batteries.

    Makes sense now.
     
  8. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    trigger for panny?

    If I'm reading this correctly,
    Would this mean that it can be used as a trigger for an off camera FL-36/50Rs with the FL-600R on a Panasonic camera?
     
  9. hunyuan7

    hunyuan7 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2011
    Does anyone have any gut instincts on the recycle time for this flash?
     
  10. flipGTO

    flipGTO Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 8, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    doubtful. get a cactus trigger
     
  11. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Am I reading the Guide number for this flash correctly?
     
  12. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    It is actually smaller than the 36r...but I am seeing Guide 50 everywhere I look...so not sure.

    I am very happy w/ my Metz...but it so bulky that to use it correctly I must attach it to my bracket...with this one I am sure I will just throw it on top and it will be fine. (Like the 36r was when I tested it)
     
  13. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Looks to me basically the same specs as the 50R, plus a video light.
     
  14. allan

    allan Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 24, 2009
    The one thing that annoys me about the FL-36R is that there is a separate button that you have to press for tilt and a separate button for swivel. Nikon flashes have this consolidated into one button. Does anyone know if the FL-600R is the same as the FL-36R in this regard?
     
  15. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 28, 2011
    The FL600R is more like 36 at ISO100. Olympus measured GN50 at ISO200.
     
  16. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    i took a pass in getting the FL36, now this is something to look forward to for an external flash! :biggrin:
     
  17. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Ah thanks, that makes sense now! Even at "only" the power of the FL-36R though, the fast recycl time in a smaller size makes it well worthwhile!

    Of course, I don't bother that much with specs so I had assumed FL-36R power anyways, just from experience with so mny similar units from so many differemt makes. I would not have noticed the GN50 if not for this thread, lol.
     
  18. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    :biggrin: But just going back to specs for one minute... Are we saying the 600R Is or Is NOT as powerful as the Metz 50r/ Oly 50??
     
  19. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 28, 2011
  20. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    LOL... Yes to "IS" or "Is NOT"?