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Ring flash for M4/3 camera to use with dental photography

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by J Thomas, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. J Thomas

    J Thomas Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jim Thomas
    New here but not to photography.
    Looking for a ring flash for dental work to use on a m4/3 camera that doesn't dwarf the camera.
    Does such a (mini)beast exist?
    Hoping not to use an LED.
    Existing DSLR cameras are overkill for this; too bulky and heavy.
    The photos are often taken with one-handed because one needs to hold a mirror or retractor as well.
    Tried the P&S options and they aren't that great.
    Thanks!
     
  2. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  3. J Thomas

    J Thomas Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jim Thomas
    Thanks for the reply! I was aware of that unit but was hoping for a smaller form factor.
     
  4. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I'm not aware of any smaller ring flash, I am afraid - even the LED lights are large.
     
  5. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    There is an old unit in various bran dings I think, mine is called the 'Centon MR20' is safe to trigger on digital and are dirt cheep, it works well but will not work with the original OLy kit lens as its weight millers the AF.
     
  6. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

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    rob collins
    Look up the Metz 15 MS 1 - it might be what you need.
     
  7. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Isn't that at least as big as the Olympus unit?
     
  8. J Thomas

    J Thomas Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jim Thomas
  9. J Thomas

    J Thomas Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jim Thomas
    Is there an emoticon for slapping myself on the forehead?
    I have actually used one of these and liked it.
    Wish it were smaller, but it looks like the best option.
    It learns to adapt to several camera systems, including Olympus/Panasonic.
     
  10. J Thomas

    J Thomas Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jim Thomas
    I have one of those under the Vivitar label. Trying to keep with an automatic exposure system.