Olympus FL-900R flash boasts LED and weather sealing

Olympus has announced the FL-900R, a high-end, weather-sealed flash designed to be used with the OM-D series cameras.

Olympus FL-900R

Olympus has announced the FL-900R, a high-end, weather-sealed flash designed to be used with the company’s OM-D E-M1, E-M1 Mark II and E-M5 Mark II mirrorless cameras.

Olympus FL-900R

The flash features a high guide number of 58, TTL and wireless functionality. With fast “sequential shooting” the flash is compatible with Olympus’s Focus Stacking, High-Res Shot and Focus Bracketing modes, which involve taking shooting several frames in quick succession.

A built-in LED lamp can be used for film shooting.

Olympus FL-900R

Manufacturer pecifications

  • GN 58
  • 2.5-second recycle time
  • Dust-proof, splash-proof, freeze-proof to -10°C
  • TTL
  • Wireless commander and slave modes
    • 4 groups
    • switch groups on and off
    • adjust flash compensation
    • adjust settings
  • 12–100mm zoom coverage
    (plus 7–10mm with flip-down wide panel)
  • Up to 10 frames per second sequential shooting
  • LED suitable for >12mm lens coverage
  • Powered by four AA batteries

Olympus FL-900R

The Olympus FL-900R is expected to ship in October for $579. You can pre-order it at Adorama or B&H Photo.

For more information, visit the Olympus web site.

David Selby
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