Re: Any clues on how RC data transfer works?
I received an FL-50R today from Ian Kerr (firstname.lastname@example.org £263 inc postage & Paypal fee). I think the remote control works by using flashes from the popup rather than IR. To check recycle time I just stuck it on my E-3, set it to TTL Auto and fired off 30 frames of the same subject at 5fps with the flash firing quite happily without pausing. I then fired off another 30 frames at 5fps moving the camera around the room, this time it paused twice for maybe half a second. The pauses may have been the camera clearing the buffer but I don't think so since I was shooting jpegs large sf. All frames are correctly exposed. Frankly I was amazed. I certainly have no complaints about recycle time from this crude test. It may, of course, be quite different in a live shooting situation.
I am new to Olympus so have not used an Olympus flashgun before. It is well made, easy to set up and use, comes with a diffuser (like the Stoffen) and a clip on deflector plate as well as a stand. I am delighted with it!