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Need more power for fl-50

After not too many flashes the AA batteries slow the flash down considerably. What combo from Olympus do I need for an unending number of flashes (300 or so) before the battery drains?

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Use Sanyo Eneloop NiMH batteries. These are slow-discharge batteries that will keep you going for a long time. Cheers

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Can I get a replacement repair kit to replace the bulb myself in my fl-50 flash

In short, no. In view of the extremely high and potentially fatal voltages which are in a flash even when turned off, repairs by untrained and unqualified persons are strongly discouraged. Olympus and Panasonic will not supply these parts except to dealers and repairers. You can get them from unoffocial sources, but the flash tubes may not be within official tolerances and so you end up with a flash which permanently over or under exposes.

Play safe and leave this to a pro.

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Light intensity adjustment
  • The flash light intensity can be adjusted between +3 and –3.
  • The light intensity adjustment must be set to ON in the custom setup operation (page 61). • The indicator appears in the control panel.
  1. Turn dial B to select a light intensity adjustment value in the following steps. (This selection is also possible with dial A.)
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  • 0 → –0.3 → –0.7→ –1.0 ... –3.0
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Here is the part that you need.

It will take some fiddling around with very small parts to get that installed.
Or you can send it in to Olympus- I know a couple of people that have been charged ~$50 for the repair and Olympus also reconditions everything as well.

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