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Old 4th January 2015
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Re: 60mm Macro Hire Query

When using the Olympus Macro Ring Flash or Macro Twin Flash, the FR-2 Flash Adapter screws on to the front of the 60mm macro lens (using the filter thread). This gives a steady location for the flash.

Similarly, the FR-1 goes with the 50mm macro lens (the four-thirds one).

I do not have sufficient experience at using my macro lens to tell you whether there are other ways to amke the flash steady. I presume that there are also third-party macro flashes which would behave differently.

I got my macro flash set from someone on this Forum a year or more ago (sorry but I don't remember who it was). I bought the FR-2 adapter via Amazon from Carmarthen Cameras and it cost £70. The group's hire shop says there is one on order (but that was 18 months ago so it may have arrived). I do not immediately see a ring flash or twin flash available for hire though.

None of this is very practical so apaologies.

Pierre
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