Flash! FL50R VS FL600R

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Sniksekk, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    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. 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 Subscribing Member

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    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

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    Apr 6, 2015
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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 Subscribing Member

    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
    Philly
    Steve
    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 Subscribing Member

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    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 Subscribing Member

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    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 Subscribing Member

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

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2015
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    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 Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    A photo of the FL-50R, Nikon SB800, and the FL-600r, just in case anyone else is wondering size difference -
    61015-64a75179c680d741dafb1fc5bb517fd9.
     
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