Olympus has unveiled a new wireless flash system comprising the FL-700WR flashgun, the FC-WR Wireless Commander and the FR-WR Wireless Receiver, which go on sale in late February.

The new wireless flash system based upon the FL-700WR flashgun. (Source: Olympus.)

Designed for use with OM-D cameras, all items are dustproof, splashproof, and -10°C freezeproof. The compact and lightweight FL-700WR flashgun offers  a maximum guide number of 42 (ISO 100/m) and a recycle time of approximately 1.5 seconds that enables it to support

sequential flash photography at 10 fps . Its durable construction makes it possible to control multiple flash units from the camera in various situations, including shooting in the rain. It can be used as a commander or a flash with built-in receiver  and will communicate up to a distance of 30 meters, making accurate communication possible, even when the flash is set behind the subject. As a commander, it can connect to three groups and an unlimited number of flash units. It can also be used in the conventional RC mode (optical communication) as a slave flash.

The new flash provides a Multi Flash mode that will fire the flash in rapid succession, enabling users to capture subject motion with multiple exposures.  The intensity, interval (frequency), and number of shots can be configured to match the subject. It is also compatible with camera-specific features like High Res Shot, Focus Stacking and Focus Bracketing and offers a wide variety of synchronisation modes as well as an adjustable bounce angle with a range of 180° horizontally and 90° vertically. Direct buttons and dials are provided for intuitive control, enabling users to quickly configure settings.

The FL-700R, FC-WR and FR-WR will be available from February 2019 at the following RRPs: FL-700R: AU$569, FC-WR:AU$489 and FR-WR: AU$329. Click here for more information.