EM-10 - Flash for macro

Started Mar 31, 2014 | Questions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Pepyn
Regular MemberPosts: 207Gear list
Like?
EM-10 - Flash for macro
Mar 31, 2014

Hi there,

New to M43 and new to the EM-10 I recently got.

I'm keen to get into macro more so bought the 60mm f2.8 macro lens. Must say I've struggled with focus (very shallow DOF) and camera shake but also really noticing the lack of light in all but the brightest conditions. Mid afternoon (this in very sunny Australia) and the ISO easily jumps to my auto max (3200) which I'd like to avoid.  Hence my question...

Can anyone make some recommendations for an affordable ($200?) macro flash solution? E.g. should I try one of those cheapie ring flashes (lights) or a standard flash with a diffuser? For the latter, will mounting it to the hotshoe provide sufficient angle to light a subject a few centimetres from the lens? I'm keen to keep the flash solution pretty small if possible, some of the rigs I've seen are like from ghostbusters!

Thanks again

Pepyn

 Pepyn's gear list:Pepyn's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:1.8 +1 more
ANSWER:
This question has not been answered yet.
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow