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Olympus FL-300R Compact Flash $40 After Rebate at Amazon.

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by ReallyBadPictures, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Must...resist...
     
  2. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

    181
    Jan 12, 2013
    I tried and failed :smile:

    Only 5 left now BTW...
     
  3. dino1891

    dino1891 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 8, 2013
    How useful is this flash?
     
  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    its a great little flash... the fact you can control it remotely from the OMD and other Oly cameras (not sure what models...certainly the more recent ones) makes it a great way to start learning off camera strobist type techniques

    these were shot oMD with 45/1,8 with the fl300 bounced off a light coloured wall

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    P9140123 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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    P9140126 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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    P9140184 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    K
     
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  5. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Well, it's OOS at that price for the moment. But in case it comes back, has anyone used this for an off-camera macro flash? I'd consider it as a lighter substitute for my FL-36R. Problem is my speedlight softbox won't mount on the tiny FL-300R...does anyone sell a modest diffuser/softbox attachment for this flash?
     
  6. merosen

    merosen Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 14, 2012
    Somerville (Boston), MA
    Mark
    It may be right in front of my eyes, but i don't see a rebate
    I see a lower seller for $90
    also noticed that Olympus is running a $50 rebate
    I guess the would be buying it for $90 and getting it for 40 after rebate
    But there is no rebate link on the amazon page
     
  7. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    850
    Jan 28, 2011
    USA

    Click on the Amazon Pre-Order link for the flash and then on that page, for the flash sold by Amazon, you will see the rebate link.

    I ordered the flash for 89.98 even though it is a pre-order. I am assuming they will ship soon and then the rebate will be fine. If not, I can always cancel the order if it sits as a pre-order for too long.
     
  8. shudongh

    shudongh New to Mu-43

    3
    Nov 13, 2012
    Vienna, VA, US
    Shudong Huang
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  9. merosen

    merosen Mu-43 Regular

    128
    Jun 14, 2012
    Somerville (Boston), MA
    Mark
    fyi, Rebate is only good till March 30
    I just preordered one. If it doesn't ship by the end of the month I will cancel.
    Thanks for the tip.
     
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  10. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    850
    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    That is my plan too.
     
  11. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Andrew
    At $40ea I would buy 2 or 3....if it was that price in Canada, we get the same rebate but cheapest selling price is $160:mad:
     
  12. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

    181
    Jan 12, 2013
    I just received shipping confirmation on mine.
     
  13. scott0487

    scott0487 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 10, 2012
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Scott
    Thanks very much for the head's up. That is exceptional and allow me to try to improve my flash skills (which are non-existent).

    Scott
     
  14. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    762
    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    Just don't expect the rebate immediately . . .
     
  15. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I pre-ordered one of these this weekend after they sold out. Amazon wasn't providing any delivery estimate at the time of my order. I just got an e-mail with an updated delivery estimate of 3/18-19, so it looks like I'll get it in time to redeem the MIR.
     
  16. Biggstr

    Biggstr Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Mar 2, 2012
    Ashburn, VA
    Maybe NOT the deal it seems ... look a little closer

    I just went through the order routine at Amazon. I could not find the FL-300R at the lower price using Amazon search. Although from Amazon, the $88.88 price was in the "click through" to other sources below the listed source/amount from Willoughby's. But the Amazon source listed delivery in one or two months. [?] I ordered. The expected delivery date was April 17th to May 9th. The Olympus $50 rebate form says that claims must be postmarked by April 15th. Do the math! I cancelled the order. I would like an FL-300R at $38.88 ... but not $88.88, much less $134.99.
     
  17. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Seems the link leads to a different place now ... that is not the same deal from a few days a go.
     
  18. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    Amazon is notorious for under-promising and over-delivering. I'd say 80% of delayed orders from them are delivered in 1/2 the estimated time...so it will be close.
     
  19. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Hey Scott...here's a thread you might want to check out:

    https://www.mu-43.com/f67/fl-300r-softbox-32156/