Flash! FL50R VS FL600R

Discussion in 'This or That?' started by Sniksekk, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 7, 2015
    A quick question I hope.
    Is the FL50 a really good flash? (Better then 600R)
    I've considered the FL600R some weeks, and just found FL50R to the same price as 600.

    It's priced so low that it confuses me.

    I can see at BH photo the 50 is the more expensive one, but not where I live.

    So is my locally dealer wrong, and I'm just about to get extremely lucky?

    Or is there different versions of the 50?
    And it will fit my E-M1?
  2. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 2, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Do you have the links you're looking at? The FL50 can be found fairly cheap, the FL50R (which supports wireless ttl) tends not to be quite as inexpensive, and is usually a fair bit more than the 600R.
  3. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 7, 2015
    It's at a non English shop in Europe.
    It specifically says FL50R and that it has FFL.
    But it says master function no, slave yes.
  4. Tony Rex

    Tony Rex Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 6, 2015
    Melbourne, Australia.
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    Tony Rex
    A brand new FL-50R is about USD 400 shipped from Japan or USD 450 from Hong Kong, IIRC.
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  5. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That sounda like an FL-50R. The old 4/3 flashes support remote TTL slave but not master....
  6. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
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    The FL50 is a great flash. The FL50R is much more expensive, but you can buy radio triggers for the FL50 for off camera flash. I much prefer the FL50 to the FL600R in general, though it is a bit larger.
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  7. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 7, 2015
    I'm kind of confused, so to make things clear.
    The one I posted info about should cost much more then 270 USD?

    Cause the one I found costs less then the 600R.
  8. Gary5

    Gary5 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 15, 2014
    FL-50R was discontinued last month. Its price was usually $480-500. FL-600R is still in production. It usually costs $300.
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  9. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 7, 2015
    Bought it. :-D
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  10. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    Yes the FL-50 (& 50R) is a more powerful flash than the FL-600R. The FL-600R is basically the FL-36R that uses 4 batteries instead of 2, but otherwise has the same specs as the FL-36 or 36R.
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  11. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
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    A photo of the FL-50R, Nikon SB800, and the FL-600r, just in case anyone else is wondering size difference -
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