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FL-600R Flash

SKU# V3261300U000-410


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The FL-600R is an easy-to-use, external flash unit with a wide LCD display and wireless control capabilities. It features a built-in LED light that can function as an AF illuminator for still images or as full-time auxiliary lighting for shooting movies. As a bounce flash, the FL-600R tilts upward to 90 degrees and downward to 7 degrees, and it can swivel side-to-side up to 180 degrees in each direction. A wide panel and catch light plate are built into the unit, so you won't misplace them when traveling. Flash settings can be adjusted using the arrow keys and dial on the back of the unit or via the controls on an attached camera.

In wireless mode, the FL-600R has a built-in *commander function to remotely fire other wireless flash units without firing itself, but it can also be used as a slave flash, controlled by a camera's built-in flash or by another commander unit. Up to three groups of flashes, plus a clip-on flash such as the FL-LM2, can be configured independently. Four wireless channels are available, which prevents interference from other photographers' flashes. In addition to the wireless option, the flash can be attached and locked securely onto a camera's hot shoe or mounted externally using a compatible flash bracket and cable, such as the FL-BK01, FL-BKP02, FL-BKM03 or FL-BK04.

Powered by four AA alkaline or NiMH batteries, the FL-600R's charging time is approximately half as long as that of the FL-50R.

  • *Guide Number 50 at ISO 200; Guide Number 36 at ISO 100 (when built-in wide panel is not in use)
  • *Guide Number 17 at ISO 200; Guide Number 12 at ISO 100 (when using built-in wide panel)
  • *8 mm equivalent coverage (35 mm equivalent focal length = 16 mm) with built-in wide panel
  • *Firing angle: Approx. 30 degrees
  • *6 modes: TTL-AUTO, AUTO, Manual, FP TTL-Auto, FP Manual, RC
  • *4 AA (R6) alkaline or NiMH batteries
  • *2.4 in. (W) x 4.1 (H) x 1.1 (D)
  • *9.0 oz. (255 g)

Includes flash stand, soft case, instruction manual and warranty card.

Item #V3261300U000


* Note: The commander mode function is currently only available on the EM-5.

Wireless mode is not fully functional with the PEN E-P1\E-PL1\E-P2\E-PL2, or the E-1 or Evolt 300\330\410\500\510. Wireless Mode only works in Manual mode on the flash, not TTL. The flash will provide TTL when mounted directly on these models.

Note: Wireless TTL mode is possible with the SP-560UZ\SP-565UZ\SP-570UZ\SP-590UZ. These models do not have a hotshoe. The firmware of the SP-560 UZ must be updated to provide this functionality. Firmware updates can be downloaded and installed via Olympus Camera Updater software.


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Customer Reviews of the FL-600R Flash

April 05, 2015


A solid choice.

I moved to the OM-D lineup from a Sony alpha system. The only features that can be improved are the shoe mount lock as I find I'm constantly not locking this flash in the shoe correctly (a fault of the more standard design, the Minolta/Alpha mount is something all camera manufactures should have standardized IMO). I also miss being able to tilt the flash from side to side to orient the head when holding the camera in a portrait orientation.

The flash is well built, the controls work well, and it's nice and compact.

February 01, 2015


I do not recommend (Presenting problems - I just have used 3 times- Less than 2 hours of use in 1,5 years)

Not Reliable. Noise originating from the flash's zoom mechanism. I get both the Auto Check and Test/Charge lamps flashing and I can't get any flash firing. You will find several complaints in a simple search over internet.

Note from Olympus:
Please contact our support at 1-888-553-4448 (M-F 9am to 9pm).

June 01, 2012


The Match Made In Heaven

The OM-E-M5 and this flash make for a truly professional capable combo. They work in perfect harmony together providing flawless flash exposures. This model flash has the best flash recovery speeds between shots and is bright enough for every occasion and venue. It's diminutive size belies it's capabilities. Complete control via the controls on the back along with it's powerful output and you have the BEST combo for your OMD body. It will in NO way hold you back. Because it also provides the handy bright LED video light within the body you'll get superior video results as well. I shot a video with the subjects over 15 feet away and it looks amazingly natural, not as if they had a light glaring on them. Nice compatibility with common AA batteries allows for your NiMh battery use increasing not only usage life but also lessens the times between flashes. 180 degree rotation on the flash head just adds to it's versatility. This is a MUST have for a OMD owner.

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