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Re: Flash for macro insects with an E-500

Originally Posted by Andrena View Post
Ooops, I see that the messages come up sequentially. That last was trying to thank David for the Metz suggestion, and, having thanked Roadkill before that, I wanted now to thank Rossthefiddler. I've just started clicking on those brilliant links, and found the links lead onto more links, and it's all SO helpful and inspiring... fabulous!
I've been looking up the Metz 15 MS1 & the specs seem to be for a short distance (50mm) & if that was the case it would be fine for the 35 & 50mm macro lenses, but may start to be at its limit with the 105mm Sigma & would be too small for the Sigma 150 Macro lens. It mounts on rings (filter thread) up to 58mm which would be fine for the Sigma 105 Macro lens. It might be the answer to your needs in macro, but just for macro use. I would prefer to see examples using it with that lens before buying.

I wish you well. I would try different ideas that come free or cheap to start with & then spend if that is what you really want. Unfortunately, the wish list can just keep growing.

I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
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