Along with a brand new weather-resistant flashgun, Olympus has introduced a brand new wi-fi flash receiver FR-WR and wi-fi commander FC-WR, bringing further wi-fi flash performance to its OM-D system. The commander and receiver declare the identical splashproof, freezeproof (to -10°C/+14°F) and dustproof sturdiness as the brand new FL-700WR flashgun.

The FC-WR commander can join with as much as three completely different teams, and provides fast entry to particular person group settings through three devoted buttons. The FR-WR unit features a sync terminal for reference to business flash gear.

The FC-WR commander will value $350; the FR-WR receiver will value $230. Each will likely be out there in February.


Flash System Designed for Wi-fi Radiowave Capturing

CENTER VALLEY, PA., January 24, 2019 – Olympus has at present introduced a brand new Digital Flash, the FL-700WR, Wi-fi Commander FC-WR, and Wi-fi Receiver FR-WR, all coming in late February 2019 and designed to fulfill the rising calls for {of professional} photographers. The digital flash options dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (14°F / -10°C)1 efficiency, in addition to wi-fi radiowave taking pictures compatibility with a most information variety of 422.

Designed for compatibility with the OM-D system, the FL-700WR wi-fi high-performance digital flash provides radiowave-shooting capabilities. Throughout wi-fi taking pictures, it capabilities as a commander or a flash with built-in receiver. The FL-700WR digital flash, in addition to the Wi-fi Commander FC-WR and the Wi-fi Receiver FR-WR, all function dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (14°F / -10°C)1 efficiency. This sturdy building makes it attainable to regulate a number of flash items from the digital camera in varied taking pictures situations.

Excessive-Depth, Climate-Resistant Efficiency with a Most Information Variety of 42
This flash contains a most information variety of 422 (ISO 100/m). The compact, light-weight design delivers wonderful portability with excessive flash output. The climate sealed efficiency provides reliability when taking pictures in quite a lot of environments, together with rain, when paired with the Olympus® OM-D E-M1X and different climate sealed physique and lens mixtures. The person can get pleasure from full flash energy after charging for about 1.5 seconds3 for fast, comfy and straightforward taking pictures. Due to the brief charging time, sequential flash images4 at 10 fps is feasible.

Wi-fi Radiowave Communication
This product is provided with a wi-fi radiowave communication perform, which operates even in vivid situations, or when there are obstructions within the space. It could talk as much as a distance of 30 meters, making correct communication attainable even when the flash is about behind the topic.

The FL-700WR can perform as a commander or a flash with built-in receiver. When used as a commander, it has the power to hook up with three teams and a limiteless variety of flash items. The person can choose which group they wish to fireplace and to not fireplace, and configure the flash depth compensation. It could additionally perform within the typical RC mode (optical communication) as a slave flash.

Outfitted with Multi Flash mode5
Multi Flash mode5 makes it attainable to specific topic movement by firing a number of occasions throughout lengthy exposures or bulb taking pictures. The depth, interval (frequency), and variety of pictures will be configured to match the best settings for the topic.

Suitable with Excessive Res Shot6, Focus Stacking, and Focus Bracketing
Options akin to Excessive Res Shot6, Focus Stacking, and Focus Bracketing, included on digital camera fashions such because the OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark II, can perform with this flash.

Different Out there Options

  1. The tremendous FP flash permits high-speed synchronization that exceeds the digital camera’s most sync velocity.
  2. First-curtain and second-curtain sync fires when the shutter curtain opens or closes .
  3. TTL modes allow the pre-flash to measure the required depth so the output mechanically adjusts to the optimum stage.
  4. An LED gentle for motion pictures contains a 77° angle of illumination and 100-lux brightness emittance from one meter away.
  5. The bounce angle will be adjusted inside 180° horizontally and 90° vertically. It’s geared up with a catchlight panel and huge panel. The firing angle covers the focal size of 7mm (14mm ) when utilizing the huge panel.
  6. Outfitted with auto zoom , the firing angle is supported by lenses with a focal size of 12-75mm (24-150mm10).
  7. The FL-700WR flash emits an digital sound when charging is full.

Wi-fi Commander FC-WR and Wi-fi Receiver FR-WR
The brand new wi-fi commander FC-WR and wi-fi receiver FR-WR provide the identical dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (14°F / -10°C)1 efficiency because the FL-700WR digital flash. When mixed with a climate sealed physique and lens such because the OM-D E-M1X, customers can get pleasure from taking pictures in even the harshest environments.

The FC-WR and FR-WR are suitable with quite a lot of gadgets, such because the FL-900R, for wi-fi radiowave communication. The commander can join to 3 completely different teams and a limiteless variety of flash items. The person can even choose which group they wish to fireplace and to not fireplace, and modify the flash depth.

The FC-WR is provided with unbiased buttons for teams A, B, and C, making it attainable to rapidly configure settings for every group in addition to modify the taking pictures mode and flash depth whereas viewing the monitor. Teams and channels can simply be set and checked utilizing the dials on the FR-WR. This design makes the unit intuitive, comfy and easy-to-use throughout multi-unit taking pictures.

The FR-WR is provided with a sync terminal that may hook up with business flash items, akin to a monoblock flash, and will be remotely fired utilizing wi-fi radiowave communication. When flash11 charging is full, the flash emits an digital sound.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The FL-700WR Digital Flash, FC-WR Wi-fi Commander and FR-WR Wi-fi Receiver will likely be out there in February 2019 with pricing as follows:

FL-700WR Digital Flash $399.99 (U.S.), $449.99 (CAD)
FC-WR Wi-fi Radiowave Flash Commander $349.99 (U.S.), $399.99 (CAD)
FR-WR Wi-fi Radiowave Flash Receiver $229.99 (U.S.), $279.99 (CAD)

1 When utilizing in a low temperature, please heat the battery by holding it in a pocket and so on.
2 Firing angle of 75mm / commonplace gentle distribution mode, ISO 100/m.
Three When utilizing Ni-MH batteries. Approx. 2.5 seconds when utilizing alkaline batteries.
Four Solely when utilizing OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark II mechanical shutter. At a firing ratio of 1/16.
5 OM-D E-M1X, OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M10 Mark III, Olympus PEN E-PL9 solely (As of January 2019). Steady firing of the flash might adversely have an effect on human topics. Warning is required.
6 Solely when utilizing guide settings. The flash isn’t out there whereas utilizing Handheld Excessive Res Shot on the OM-D E-M1X.
7 When the shutter curtain opens. (First curtain sync)
eight When the shutter curtain closes. (Second curtain sync)
9 35mm equal.
10 When utilizing a Micro 4 Thirds lens.
11 When connecting Olympus flash solely.


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