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'MAL-1 Macro Arm Light'

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by RT_Panther, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
  2. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    RT,
    • What type of light source is it: incandescent or LED?
    • What is the effective lumen output?
    • What is the color temperature?
     
  3. jumbotron

    jumbotron Mu-43 Regular

    134
    Jul 9, 2011
    Vancouver, Canada
    Run… Japanese Camera Tentacle Porn! lol - This is one accessory that I find handy, especially with super macro on my xz1.
     
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    -LED
    -You got me
    -You got me again
    (no info on box nor on Olympus website)
     
  5. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    You can set custom white balance and the camera will probably display color temperature in Kelvins (at least Panasonics do).
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Displays Kelvins (adjustable) but not the actual LED kelvin...
     
  7. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    777
    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Nice, how much did you get it for? The Novoflex ones are very expensive :(.
     
  8. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Does the LED look like any of these?

    If so, which one?

    I'm interested in the MAL-1 for work-related macros where color rendition is important.

    If the LED is the 5mm Nichia, those tend to be near the 7000 Kelvin end of the spectrum: too damn blue and the light cast tends to washout the colors of the subjects photographed regardless of the the camera's white balance setting.

    Good part about Nichia LEDs is that they don't suck-up too much power.

    If the LEDs look like one of the others on that link, they may be warmer in tint (towards the other end of the spectrum). Better for color; however, those high-power LEDs tend to be power-hungry and will be a more significant battery draw.

    One good way to tell is to shine it against a white wall and see how blue the tint is.
     
  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    List price....(Gotta buy something more expensive to get a break from the local brick & mortar store)

    Impossible to tell due to the plastic "covers" over the LED...There are however 2 settings "low/high"
     
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  10. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Come on....show us at least one shot illuminated with these beauties!
     
  11. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Bummer. Can you see how blue it is against a white wall?
     
  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Very first shot I (and only) that I've taken with it....So I still know nothing....:biggrin:

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    Olympus Superzoom 800 by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr
     
  13. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I'll try and get some SOOC shots tonight or tomorrow :smile:
     
  14. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    What is the real color of the light-colored portion of the fabric on which the camera sits?
     
  15. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Somewhat like the color behind the flash.....Shot this with the lights on "high"...
     
  16. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas