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How to mod the Olympus FL-300R

Here is how I did it:

Back of Olympus FL-300R
Back of Olympus FL-300R
The top part needs to be prised away from the flash, held on by double-sided tape
The top part needs to be prised away from the flash, held on by double-sided tape
Top flap removed to reveal the two screws which need to be removed
Top flap removed to reveal the two screws which need to be removed. There are also two screws at the base of the camera which need to be removed (total 4 screws).
The rest of the flash comes apart fairly easily
The front of the flash comes apart once the 4 screws are removed.
The fresnel lens needs to be prised away at the edges
The fresnel lens needs to be prised away at the edges
With fresnel lens removed
With fresnel lens removed. Now refit the 4 screws and the front of the flash.
There is a wide-angle diffuser which can serve as protection of the Xenon tube
There is a wide-angle diffuser which can serve as protection of the Xenon tube

As you can see, the flash can be angled for macro or to 90 degrees for storage.

Olympus FL-300R angled down 30 degrees
Olympus FL-300R angled down 30 degrees
Olympus FL-300R angled to 90 degrees
Olympus FL-300R angled to 90 degrees

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