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FL300R worth keeping or sell unused?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by radamo, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. radamo

    radamo Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Rich
    This week I picked up an E-M1 and took advantage of the promo to get the "free" FL-300R flash. I already have an FL-600R. Is the 300 worth keeping or should I sell while it is still unused? Anyone need an FL300R?
     
  2. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
    Scott
    I sold mine, FWIW.
     
  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    I would keep it.. it can be fired remotely from the EM1 along with the 600... if you are into portraits, product photography etc it can be useful as a second light source. Also small enough to carry around most of the time, and good for bouncing light off walls

    this was done with a 600 and 300

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  4. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    I sold mine. Not that useful For me.
     
  5. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Tempe, AZ
    Rick
    That must be the new Nikon thingy -:)
     
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  6. SFW

    SFW Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 6, 2012
    Calgary, Canada
    Stephen F. Winsor
    I plan on getting a 600R soon but will keep my 300R. There will be times when you will need a versatile second flash. Plus, it's good to have a backup in case something happens to your main flash.
     
  7. radamo

    radamo Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Rich
    Stephen,
    You and Brian are giving me some good reasons to maybe keep this. Going to have to get some rechargeable AAA's if I do.
     
  8. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Hi Rich!

    I kept the one that came as a freebie with the E-M5. I have the FL-600R (as you do) and figure that the FL-300R makes a light (no pun intended) emergency backup. I haven't used it much, other than for test shots, but it takes up little room in the bag so it tags along when I haul the FL-600R. The FL-300R is going for @ $99 U.S. on Amazon (used). It's cheap insurance - and I'm not willing to haul two FL-600 flashes "just in case" :biggrin:.

    For batteries I use Eneloops:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-SEC-N16...&qid=1382822642&sr=1-8&keywords=sanyo+eneloop

    They seem to have enough power and once charged will maintain a charge in the drawer for months.

    Of course if one needs just AAA's or AA's there are other packages for just those choices; I bought the whole ganz because I use them for just about everything around here that takes batteries.

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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  9. Kilauea

    Kilauea Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Canada
    Nicolas
    I was never into flashes, but I got it free with my E-M5 and while I do not use it a lot, I find it extremely useful whether on or off camera. I probably wouldn't buy it full price, but for free, I find it considerably more useful than the included flash.
     
  10. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Yup I am ready... also if olympus go the same route... got that covered too :)

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