Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii

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Dale108
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Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii

Just received this flash this week.  Works fairly well on the EM5iii, but while manual says that is compatible with the EM5iii, the flash does not fire during Focus Stacking.  Anyone know why it does not?

Dale

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Re: Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii

Dale108 wrote:

Just received this flash this week. Works fairly well on the EM5iii, but while manual says that is compatible with the EM5iii, the flash does not fire during Focus Stacking. Anyone know why it does not?

Dale

Check your shutter speed....in silent shutter flash only works below 1/100 I think it is...maybe even slower

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Re: Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii

Tried that but still won't work.

Dale

dav wrote:

Dale108 wrote:

Just received this flash this week. Works fairly well on the EM5iii, but while manual says that is compatible with the EM5iii, the flash does not fire during Focus Stacking. Anyone know why it does not?

Dale

Check your shutter speed....in silent shutter flash only works below 1/100 I think it is...maybe even slower

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mchnz Senior Member • Posts: 1,548
Re: Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii

Dale108 wrote:

Just received this flash this week. Works fairly well on the EM5iii, but while manual says that is compatible with the EM5iii, the flash does not fire during Focus Stacking. Anyone know why it does not?

Dale

Manual or electronic shutter?  I don't have the ST-8, but I seem to remember reading that flash has some limitations with the electronic shutter.

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Re: Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii: Worked it Out
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It seems that the flash has to be in Manual mode for Focus Stacking to work.  Thanks All

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mchnz wrote:

Dale108 wrote:

Just received this flash this week. Works fairly well on the EM5iii, but while manual says that is compatible with the EM5iii, the flash does not fire during Focus Stacking. Anyone know why it does not?

Dale

Manual or electronic shutter? I don't have the ST-8, but I seem to remember reading that flash has some limitations with the electronic shutter.

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Re: Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii: Worked it Out

Dale,

Are you happy with diffusion from the connected diffusers?

Ive added another layer and my look at even more layers as I still get hotspots.

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Joe Lynch Senior Member • Posts: 1,980
Re: Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii: Worked it Out

Dale--If you mount your 5iii on a tripod for macro, be very gentle with any manual focus ring movements.  The tripod mount is a weak point of the camera.  I bought an L-bracket grip and tie-wrapped it to the right side strap eyelet to eliminate any flex of the tripod socket area.  Looks terrible, works perfectly.

L bracket grip modification for 5iii

Inexpensive L bracket grip for 5iii

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Great review: How to eliminate flash hotspots with the STF-8 Macro Flash:
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Re: Great review: How to eliminate flash hotspots with the STF-8 Macro Flash:

Nicky Bay is a legend of macro flash photography!

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Dale108
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Re: Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii: Worked it Out

Hi Darren:

Have not used it enough yet to come to a definitive conclusion.

Dale

DarrenChef wrote:

Dale,

Are you happy with diffusion from the connected diffusers?

Ive added another layer and my look at even more layers as I still get hotspots.

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Re: Oly ST-8 Macro Flash for EM5iii: Worked it Out

Thanks for the tip Joe

Dale

Joe Lynch wrote:

Dale--If you mount your 5iii on a tripod for macro, be very gentle with any manual focus ring movements. The tripod mount is a weak point of the camera. I bought an L-bracket grip and tie-wrapped it to the right side strap eyelet to eliminate any flex of the tripod socket area. Looks terrible, works perfectly.

L bracket grip modification for 5iii

Inexpensive L bracket grip for 5iii

Joe

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