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Re: Flash for macro insects with an E-500

Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
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.

'hmm - the Metz MS 1 works perfectly well for the Sigma 150 (and indeed for portrait type distances). For the 150 you purchase a 72mm adapter ring (about 14). The supplied rings are for 'lesser' lenses.

The Sigma 105 is not recommended with the metz as the front element is moved when focussing, so the weight of the flash is added to the load on the focus motor.

There are plenty of pictures using the 150 and the MS 1 in my gallery.

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