Olympus FL-300R flash modification for increased range, narrower focus

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
bgalb
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Re: Olympus FL-300R flash modification for increased range, narrower focus
In reply to MT, Jan 9, 2013

I use a Better Beamer with my Oly FL-50 and Panny 100-300 telephoto for birding.  It approximately doubles the range of my flash.  The BB is just a large fresnel lens and some velcro and plastic bits.  You could make yourself a Baby Better Beamer for the FL-300 with one of the small credit card sized fresnel lenses that are used as magnifiers, a little velcro and some plastic spacers and a little model airplane plastic cement.  I think it would be pretty easy to double the range of your flash when used with a 30mm or longer lens.

You can get these inexpensive credit card sized magnifiers online from numerous sources.

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