I have just bought a FL-300R flash for my OM-D and must confess to a certain amount of confusion - the instructions leave a little to be desired!
Olympus claim wireless control of the flash, but reading the small print and setting it up I see I need to mount the flash that camera with the camera. Does this mean that the FL-300R is just a slave flash, triggered by the flash on the camera? Or is there some separate wireless control mounted in the on-camera flash?
Does the camera exercise any control over the FL-300R? So if I set it to TTL or auto does it mean anything?
The camera menu offers "Normal flash" or "Super FP flash" - what does this mean.
I suppose I need an idiot's guide - does anyone know where I can find one?
Vince I'm sure you would be able to download a proper user manual just by Googling.
The RC mode when set on camera and flash allows for remote control of the flash via the camera. If you set your camera to P mode and the Flash to TTL-AUTO you should be good to go. The flash relies on a signal fron the onboard flash to fire and thus needs to be in line of site. It will also work via bounced light to a degree as well but you will need to experiment there.
Super FP mode is according to my OMD EM5 manual not available with the FL-300R
It is a mode that you can select usually for daytime fill flash that will allow you to increase the shutter speed beyond the normal sync speed (60 - 250)
I hope that is of some help. As I mentioned before good PDF copies of the user manual for both flash and camera should be freely available on the net.