Oh, c'mon, now... I'm sure there's lots of tiny things around that you could practice on!I just need to wait for the weather to improve and the insects to all wake up/come back!
That was one thing I HATE about the RF-11: it was limited to just a few lenses, via proprietary bayonet mount or an expensive and kludge grip-mount for the 50/2 E-System macro. But I found a work-around.I wonder if it's worth looking into adapting the flashes to other lenses.
Curious that focus bracketing would have a max shutter speed of 1/20th... Manual Mode kinda makes sense, I suppose, and I would probably want to do everything manually anyway.I caved and got one.
Haven't really used it, but here are some various thoughts. I have an EM10 II. Higher end OMD might behave differently.
I wonder if it's worth looking into adapting the flashes to other lenses. Many Oly Pro lenses have very short minimum focus distance.
- The carrying case is nice, but somewhat bulky relative to m43 gears.
- The flashes seem well-built, and are very lightweight.
- The cables between the flash head and the flashes are undetachable. I guess it's done for weatherproofing.
- Shutter speed is limited to 1/200s.
- Works with focus bracketing (as previously posted by another member), but for me in manual mode only, with fastest shutter 1/20s.
I suppose that takes into accounts, flash recharge time, lens focusing time, plus some sort of allowance so it all works with different supported lenses. I saw an article awhile ago when someone was stacking landscape shots so that may be time intensive, not sure.Curious that focus bracketing would have a max shutter speed of 1/20th... Manual Mode kinda makes sense, I suppose, and I would probably want to do everything manually anyway.
I think the limitation with any flash is 1/50s (as 1/20 on EM1) on EM1.2 and focus bracketing and this is a limitation with electronic shutter being used on this mode. I have to try the 4/3 TF-22 twin flash to see if it works at all and also the old OM tween flash.I believe the 1/20s limitation applies to focus bracketing with any flash. Not just the STF-8.
That's a good observation and I suspect you're somewhere close to it, because it looks a lot like slightly redesigned pair of FL-LM3s stuck together, which this says have a GN of 9.1.The FC-01 seems more powerful, too, at least by Olympus naming conventions. The TF-22 has a guide number of 22, and the RF-11 has a guide number of 11. Doesn't that mean the STF-8 only has a guide number of 8?
That might not be important for macro work, but you can use the TF-22 for general-purpose flash work, to eliminate the typical "on-camera flash look" of one dominant shadow. I find it especially useful for product photography.