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Remotely operating Oly flashes AARRGGHH

I have an E-P2 and an E-M5, the clip-in flash for the E-M5 (FL-LM2), FL50 and FL50R.

The FL50R is wireless - but optically, not radio. And not just plain vanilla optical either, something else is going on because the FL-50 won't fire the FL50R. Is it a weird combination of radio + optical trigger?

So I can fire the FL50R from my E-M5 if I use the clip-in. But the clip-in doesn't work on the E-P2 (WHY NOT) so I can't fire the FL50R remotely with the E-P2 without buying and then carting around yet another flash.

Why oh why do they not just use radio triggering from the camera

As it is, I'm stuck with radio triggers for the E-P2

That was just a moan, BTW, although a reply saying "you idiot, you just do ......" would be appreciated.
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