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Old Mar 31, 2017, 9:27 AM   #1
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Ordered the Olympus 60mm macro lens on a buy/sell site used--should be on my front porch when I get home. Excited to try something different because I just haven't been that "into" going out and shooting lately for some reason.

Any suggestions on lighting/technique for our system? I know enough to know that flash lighting is pretty important for this kind of thing, and that the on camera flash is only okay. With my mininal work using the dcr-250 I know that it's hard to get good shutter speeds without. Other than that, I'm an idiot as far as lighting goes. I think the last time I've used flash was with my kodak 110 back in HS.
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Old Mar 31, 2017, 2:10 PM   #2
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Something like that :

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Promaster...lash/197126705

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The flash referred to above is a sound choice that'll just require a little extra manual/trial-and-error work to get the job done.

The polar-opposite end of that is the Olympus-dedicated option..

http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/acce...set-stf-8.html

Just depends on how "dedicated" a macro shooter one is, LOL...

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Hi,
Macro photography is a very diverse subject, so it's hard to recommend a single methodology or lighting system. Having said that, you might want to look at a Lume Cube. The advantages of this tiny LED is that it can act as a continuous light or can be triggered by your camera. It provides a more natural light than a ring flash.
If you do end up getting a ring flash, I suggest you try Handholding the ring, instead of mounting on the lens. This is a good technique when outside trying those shoot flowers and small critters.

You can google both Lume Cube as there is a lot of info on the web.
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Thanks for the advice people. I hadn't heard of that "lume cube" before. It looks interesting. I'd also thought of one of the rings, or just getting a traditional flash.

Ah well, we'll see--as Greg said--how "dedicated" I end up being at this, haha. I did have fun out shooting for a bit yesterday afternoon though. Nothing too Earth shattering, but got used to the lens a bit. Maybe I'll remember to upload a few this evening.
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As an aside the Olympus Macro Arm Light would have been perfect for this application (it's what it was designed for after all). Alas, my EM-10 doesn't have that port above the flash to plug it in, so I sold mine a few years ago.
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You may look at : https://robinwong.blogspot.ca/2015/0...otography.html
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You certainly can't argue with his results, can you? I should probably get a proper flash (for portraits and such too) and finally dive in to get my head wrapped around all of the foreign terminology I find when trying to research. Robin Wong does a good job just cutting that all out though.
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