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MAL-1 Macro Light

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by SRHEdD, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
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  2. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    I like it, what color temp. are those lights?
     
  3. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    I don't know. The package has very little info printed on the box.

    I DO work for an LED lighting manufacturer though... let me see if we can measure.
     
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    wow .. an E-PL2 with antennae.
     
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  5. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    We measure LUMENS here as standard, not wavelength or temperature. BUT apparently we have ordered additional equipment to measure wavelength!

    I'll be the first in line to test it!!
     
  6. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Now you KNOW "antennae" is for bugs, and "antennas" is for gear.

    (I'd use "antennae" too, it looks bug-like.)
     
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    lol ... I am educated as a biologist.
     
  8. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    I don't know why, but I sensed you knew...
     
  9. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    Well they kind of do make it look like it's alive..... :)

    Gordon
     
  10. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Quick pic... 50mm 1.8 (OM), 25mm OM extension tube, MAL-1 Macro Light. I'm seeing the limitation of the 1.8... minimum aperture of f16.

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  11. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    pretty good picture! no blue tinting to the image from led coloring?
     
  12. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Shot it in monochrome, sorry.

    This is going to be too much fun!

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  13. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Here's more... macro really isn't my forte, but I'm learning.

    From this:
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    came these:
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    This was with my OM 50mm 1.8 (A, @f16/ISO200), BOTH a 14mm AND 25mm extension tubes, and my trusty new MAL-1. NO CROPPING or enlarging was done, except to take the camera file down to 6x9/72dpi for posting here.
     
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  14. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    LOL ... glad you're having fun ...

    G
     
  15. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2010
    keep taking these pics so I am encouraged to get it too. I wonder if this will work during the day for flowers when the light is not optimum?
     
  16. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    How long after your email to the top did you receive the MAL-1? I emailed today.
     
  17. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    A couple of days at most before I received shipping notifications. Really over the weekend it was resolved. Marketing people hate it when they have run ins with other marketing people. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
     
  18. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Is the MAL-1 compatible with the old AP1 port, or does it require the somewhat-annoying-new-standard-so-soon AP2 port on the PL2?
     
  19. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    There was no manual with it, just some Japanese printed on the back of the box, but I believe it is AP2 only.
     
  20. Bluegrass

    Bluegrass Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 10, 2011
    I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I received mine 3 weeks ago from B&H. I had asked to be notified when they were in stock. When I received the email, I immediately ordered it and received it in a couple of days. I have not used it much. I have primarily used it outside on flowers after a rainfall and it produced the desired effect of adding a few catch lights. I have not used it inside. I like its size, configurability and it slips easily into the front pocket of both my Domke bags.