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Question SRF-11 - is there a 3rd party version of this?

Hi everyone

I hope everyone's well :-)

I've been trying to find the macro ring flash kit for the Olympus E-PM1 i.e. the SRF-11 kit.

To date I've not had much luck... either way too expensive originals, with expensive shipping & import tax, etc. or some putative compatibles that come up in searches, but don't explicitly state they'll work with the E-PM1 :-(

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: SRF-11 - is there a 3rd party version of this?

How about a Godox?

They seem competitively priced on your favourite on line retailers site! I'm guessing that it'll be a manual only system, but that's not a bad thing!
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How about a Godox?

They seem competitively priced on your favourite on line retailers site! I'm guessing that it'll be a manual only system, but that's not a bad thing!
Hi Walti

Thanks for this. Soooo.... they don't have to communicate with the camera per se - like the FL-14, for example? Right! That puts a whole new light (pardon the pun) on the matter.

OK. Shall investigate further.
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Re: SRF-11 - is there a 3rd party version of this?

I've got the Mecablitz 'ring flash' and find that it works well:

https://www.metz-mecatech.de/en/ligh...formation.html

It's compact and light - especially with lithium cells.

I don't think that it's current, but they turn up on ebay sometimes.

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Re: SRF-11 - is there a 3rd party version of this?

Well have you though of using an ordinary flash and a homemade diffuser on an ordinary flash much better than a ring flash anyway IMO. I used a Nissin di 466 but any flash you have will work

EM1 sigma 105 Mk11 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

You can also fit a flash on a bracket wired with a diffuser

Zuiko-40-150-tubes-and-raynox by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Then there is the STF-8 but i would want to try it first to see if it works

These were taken with the options above probably the flash on the bracket

Male orange tip by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Large red Damsel fly_ by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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I've got the Mecablitz 'ring flash' and find that it works well:

https://www.metz-mecatech.de/en/ligh...formation.html

It's compact and light - especially with lithium cells.

I don't think that it's current, but they turn up on ebay sometimes.

Jim
Thanks! Managed to bag one of these, second-hand, but in good nick with all its bits, from our ‘favourite’ auction site It great!

Thanks so much for all of your help - everyone
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Well have you though of using an ordinary flash and a homemade diffuser on an ordinary flash much better than a ring flash anyway IMO. I used a Nissin di 466 but any flash you have will work

EM1 sigma 105 Mk11 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

You can also fit a flash on a bracket wired with a diffuser

Zuiko-40-150-tubes-and-raynox by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Then there is the STF-8 but i would want to try it first to see if it works

These were taken with the options above probably the flash on the bracket

Male orange tip by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Large red Damsel fly_ by Alf Branch, on Flickr
That’s a fabulous set up! Brilliant pix
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