Olympus FL 900R

Olympus FL 900R

Olympus FL 900R

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High-power flash with a maximum guide number of 58

This high-power flash has a maximum guide number of 58. By combining the TruePic image processor and TTL synchronisation technology, optimal lighting is produced. It covers an illumination angle of 24-200mm and 14-20mm when using a wide panel.

  • *35mm equivalent

10-fps sequential shooting tracking performance

The FL-900R has the highest sequential shooting tracking performance in its class[1] at 10 fps[2]. Charging circuits optimised for NiMH batteries reduce charging time to approximately 2.5 seconds. The firing range has also been expanded to low intensity levels for enhanced tracking performance during high-speed sequential shooting.

  • *1. When using a clip-on flash with a guide number of 50 or higher powered by four AA batteries. Based on Olympus research as of September 2016.
  • *2. When using the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, at a flash ratio of 1/32.

Compact, lightweight flash that is dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof down to -10℃

The FL-900R is compact and lightweight, making it highly portable. Additionally, since it is dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof down to -10℃ like the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, E-M1, or E-M5 Mark II, using this flash with any of those cameras lets you shoot in a variety of severe environments.

Useful in all types of photography

Equipped with a commander function[1] for coordinating with wireless flash units

This flash unit can be used for multiple-high-power-flash photography via wireless control. From the camera, you can adjust settings for up to 4 flash groups. The flash also comes equipped with a slave function. In addition, the FL-900R can be attached to the hot shoe of a camera and can be used as the master flash when using the commander function. An IR filter is included for when the commander light is not necessary.

  • *1. A commander function-compatible camera is required.

Compatible with Multi Mode

This FL-900R is compatible with Multi Mode for firing the flash multiple times during long exposures or bulb shooting to express subject motion.

  • *Compatible cameras: OM-D E-M1 Mark II (as of November 2016)
  • *Caution: successive use of the flash on human subjects may affect their health.

Compatible with High Res Shot, Focus Stacking, and Focus Bracketing

This flash unit can be used with popular features on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II such as High Res Shot, Focus Stacking, and Focus Bracketing.

  • *Manual flash only

Equipped with an LED light for videos

This unit is equipped with an LED light for video recording in darker areas using OM-D Movie. It can also be used as an AF illuminator.


The high-intensity FL-900R boasts a guide number of 58 meters (at ISO 100) and covers a wide range of focal lengths with an electronic zoom head. A built-in wide panel enables you to use wider focal length lenses and have perfect coverage, and a catchlight panel illuminates your portrait subjects’ eyes effortlessly.


The FL-900R boasts dust and splashproof construction that perfectly complements weatherproof OM-D camera bodies and all M.Zuiko PRO lenses, enabling you to illuminate your subject in the harshest of weather. Dark and stormy conditions are no match for your complete OM-D system.


With Olympus’ RC (remote control) system, you have access to a variety of wireless flash options. Use the FL-900R as a master flash to trigger additional RC compatible flash units, as a slave in one of four independently controlled groups, or as a commander flash using the included IR filter.

Four available channels mean the RC Mode is resistant to interference from other photographers, so you can comfortably shoot events when other photographers are nearby.


The built-in 1.5w LED light in the FL-900R is a useful tool as both a continuous source for video shooting and as a focus assist light when shooting stills. One-touch on/off control lets you quickly access 100 Lux power (at 1m) when you find yourself in a low-light situation.