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Is the Oly FL-600R full functioning on a Panny body (GX7 especially)?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by WT21, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I have an FL-600R, and it's a nice flash, but I think I'm going to try a GX7.

    Will the FL600R be fully functional on a GX7?

    Are there other flashes for the GX7 to recommend?
  2. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    .... the question is, can a GX7 take advantage of all the features of the FL-600R ....
  3. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Yes, that is the question!
  4. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2013
    I'm quite sure you could, apparently the FL600R and FL360L are the same. I'm using Panasonic's FL360L on my Olympus E-M10 and it works well.
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  5. Paul80

    Paul80 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 6, 2014

    And working the other way around I use an Olympus FL-36R which is the same as Panasonics Fl360L and everything works fine.

    don't be fooled by the term Wireless though, their un tethered triggering system is not wireless, its wire less, wireless implies that its triggered by radio waves, its not, its wire less, ie not connected by wires. The triggering system is optical so the flash has to be quite close to the camera and has to be in line of sight. Wireless triggered flash guns could be much further away from the trigger and could be out of sight, The could even be in a different room if needed, Optical wire less triggered systems are much more restrictive in their use.

    I do wish everyone would use the correct terminology when discussing these things :wink:

  6. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    I was told by Olympus and Panasonic reps at a photo exposition last year that Panasonic manufactures the FL-600R. It and the Panasonic FL360L only differ in cosmetics. The FL-600R will function remotely using the GX7 built in flash to send the control signals to the FL-600R. While this system is limited compared to wireless RF flash triggered system it does perform well. I was also told by the same reps that Panasonic Makes a lot of flashes for Canon and Nikon.
  7. Talanis

    Talanis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2012
    Sherbrooke, Canada
    Eric Cote
    I used a FL600 with the GX7 and it works exactly like on my E-M5, be it on or off-camera.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Mu-43 mobile app
  8. imahawki

    imahawki Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2014
    I thought when I posted a similar question that someone mentioned one model takes 4 batteries and the other takes 2, resulting in fewer pops and longer recycle times. Am I thinking of something else?
  9. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Oly FL600R takes four while Oly FL36 takes 2. Don't know about the panasonic ones..

    sent from my Xperia Z
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