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Dave in Wales
28th December 2013, 09:52 AM
The Metz arrived this morning.

It's a beautiful piece of kit, but I'm thinking it's just a bit BIG for use with M4/3 equipment.

It goes back on Monday.

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David Morison
28th December 2013, 10:30 AM
I must admit that I sold mine a couple of months ago after going fully m4/3 as I found it a bit unwieldy. In addition the minimum focus distance of some lenses with extension tubes is such that the subject is closer than the illumination area of the flash.

David

Imageryone
29th December 2013, 09:28 AM
I must admit that I sold mine a couple of months ago after going fully m4/3 as I found it a bit unwieldy. In addition the minimum focus distance of some lenses with extension tubes is such that the subject is closer than the illumination area of the flash.

David

Have to agree with David, find that trouble with most Ring Flash. Thanks for putting this on, as I was considering buying one of these, glad now I haven't :)

photo_owl
29th December 2013, 09:57 AM
that doesn't look too big, and I bet it's a lot better balanced than the RF 11 in use!

David M
29th December 2013, 01:54 PM
It's a tool, it doesn't have to look pretty.

Wee man
29th December 2013, 04:20 PM
Kept my sigma 150 for macro the Metz works well with it.

Ulfric M Douglas
29th December 2013, 05:09 PM
Surely big is ... better?
I mean to illuminate all around a larger ringflash should appear to give a more even and less direct light.

Just asking ...

David Morison
29th December 2013, 06:31 PM
Surely big is ... better?
I mean to illuminate all around a larger ringflash should appear to give a more even and less direct light.

Just asking ...

The Metz has only two flash tubes at 180 deg. Which can be separately controlled for direction and power.

David

Jim Ford
29th December 2013, 06:32 PM
I wouldn't be without my Metz 'ringflash'!

Jim

David M
29th December 2013, 06:42 PM
If you can control power and direction can you get some modelling without masking off parts of the ring?

photo_owl
29th December 2013, 07:08 PM
If you can control power and direction can you get some modelling without masking off parts of the ring?

yes - in many ways it's a good solution

between the TF 22 and the RF 11 (and for power too)

normally such compromises as a negative, but in this case itwould appear to be a good all round close-up solution

I keep looking for an Oly TF head to go with the RF11 and controller - but never find one in the right place at the right time!

David M
29th December 2013, 07:51 PM
I had a work supplied OM T10 ring flash once but got a T28 twin flash for my own use which I found more versatile.

Dave in Wales
30th December 2013, 05:14 AM
It's a tool, it doesn't have to look pretty.

'Pretty' doesn't come into it, as previously mentiond I found it 'unwieldy'.

It frightened the life out of me hanging it on the front of what is a such a delicate lens ie the 60mm Macro.

I would not have felt happy wandering about in the undergrowth continually worrying about breaking something.

Had it have been about the same size/weight as the ring light I tried I'd have been happier.


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