FL-36R Electronic Flash

FL-36R Electronic Flash

FL-36R Electronic Flash

Olympus has developed an original wireless communication system called 'RC data transfer', which enables the use of advanced lighting effects. When used together with a compatible interchangeable lens camera, it can produce subtle lighting effects just the way you want.  The FL-36R enables uniform lighting in the picture area and high brightness control accuracy. The head can be freely rotated both vertically and horizontally and the firing angle can be automated according to the attached lens, or set manually for high functionality.

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Five Modes


Measures the appropriate brightness with a pre-flash and then flashes.


Uses the FL-36R light receptor window to control the amount of flash according to the lens aperture.


Flashes with the set guide number.


Synchronizes with the maximum shutter speed of each body.


FP flash at the manually set amount of flash.

Designed Specifically for Digital Cameras

This flash is designed specifically for digital cameras by providing ideal brightness control, accurately controlling the amount of flash in 1/8 EV steps and minimising the decrease in the amount of light at the periphery of the image.

Wireless Multi-flash Photography

This flash makes use of a proprietary wireless communication system called 'RC data transfer'. This enables the setting of wireless flash control, and it can be used together with the FL-50R. In addition, it comes with four channels to prevent interference with other users.

Slave Function

This flash is equipped with a slave function that is usable with SP Series compact cameras with the slave mode function. It is also usable with Olympus interchangeable lens cameras with manual flash. The flash can also be linked and used with a large studio flash.


Guide number (ISO100/m) Automatic switching 12mm (35mm equivalent: 24mm): 2042mm (35mm equivalent: 85mm): 36
  • When using the bundled wide panel, 12/14 switching
Firing angle 12mm (35mm equivalent: 24mm): 62° vertical, 78°lateral
42mm (35mm equivalent: 85mm): 21° vertical, 28°lateral
  • When using the bundled wide panel, supports up to 8mm (35mmmm equivalent: 16mm)
Wireless (RC) function Can be used with cameras that support Olympus wireless (RC) flash systems. No. of channels: 4 channels. No. of groups: Independently controlled 3 groups. Flash mode: TTL-AUTO, AUTO, MANUAL, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Slave function AUTO, MANUAL
Bounce Vertically: 0 to 90 degrees, Down: 7 degrees, Right: 0 to 90 degrees, Left: 0 to 180 degrees
Custom Setup AF Illuminator specifications: On/Off
Power supply 2 AA alkaline batteries (LR6), 2 AA NiMh batteries, 2 AA lithium batteries (FR6), 2 AA Oxyride batteries or CR-V3 lithium battery pack (LB-01)
Size 67mm (W) x 95mm (H) x 108mm (D) (excludes protrusions)
Weight 260g (excludes batteries)
Accessories FLST-1 Flash Stand, Soft Case