New Olympus Radio Trigger System

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The shoe has dropped on the new radio system...a flash, a transmitter and a receiver. Curiously, it states the receiver offers "wireless radiowave control of clip-on flash units like the Olympus FL-900R and mono-block studio strobes" but no mention of other m43 TTL units. Very expensive compared to similar Godox units.

FL-700WR $399.99
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FC-WR commander $349.99

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FR-WR receiver $229.99

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Found more specs on an Asian Olympus site and the GN of 42 for the 700WR is based on zooming to 75mm (150 equiv), while the FL900R has a GN of 58 at 100mm, so it looks like the actual output of the flashes would be about the same at the same zoom setting. Like the FL900R, this flash can be used for High Res shots (but not handheld High Res), Focus Stacking, Focus Bracketing and Multi-flash (manual only, no TTL). As far as optical RC, it works as a commander only. The "Auto" (non-TTL) mode of the FL900R and FL600R is gone.
 

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Holy shit, these are crazy expensive. $400 for that flash, $350 for the transmitter, and $230 for the receiver!?!?

For reference, I bought a Flashpoint eVolv 200, V 860 II, and X-Pro Transmitter for $500 through Adorama. Just this flash and transmitter alone would run you 50% more at $750.

That's a serious price penalty to pay to get a weather-resistant flash...
 

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Holy shit, these are crazy expensive. $400 for that flash, $350 for the transmitter, and $230 for the receiver!?!?
It's actually on par (or better) than Canon's RT system or Nikon's radio WR.

600EX-RT II : $479.
ST-E3-RT: $285
(no Canon receiver in the system)
[this is also why Yongnuo's YN-600EX-RT/YN-E3-RT and Jinbei's Caler 600EX-RT and TR-Q6/7 transmitter sell]

SB-5000: $596
WR-R10 transceiver: $100
(WR-A10 adapter: $70 if you don't have the ten-pin connection for the WR-R10 on your camera)
Not to mention, you have to have a new enough camera body that's compatible with the system.

For reference, I bought a Flashpoint eVolv 200, V 860 II, and X-Pro Transmitter for $500 through Adorama. Just this flash and transmitter alone would run you 50% more at $750.
Yup. Why we like Godox. That and the $65 TT600. :D

However, I know that the Canon RT system has a few features the Godox system doesn't. Most people don't think they're worth the cost difference, but customer service/factory warranty repair may count for some :), and having that radio interference graph can come in handy, as can the four-digit ID codes, and TTL group ratios (i.e., you can set groups A:B to be at a ratio of, say, 1:4 to each other with TTL). For me, Godox's TCM feature would be quite a bit more useful if it could do TTL group ratios, like the Profoto Air system can. As it currently stands without ratios, it's mostly only useful for setting a key light quickly. Also, it's quirky, but the RT system lets you use an off-camera flash as a shutter release via the transmitter on the hotshoe. And the camera menu communication to the flash system is outstanding. You can even set custom functions on a remote flash via the camera menus.

OTOH, you can't get 2nd curtain sync off-camera. ;D
 

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It's actually on par (or better) than Canon's RT system or Nikon's radio WR.
OEM flash systems are hilariously priced. Like you said, Godox is very popular for a reason. Everything from mini speedlights through full-power studio strobes, all of which are TTL and can be controlled from a $70 on-camera remote.
 
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