Close-up and macro photography for entomologists

Lighting – Ring flash


Olympus T10 Ring Flash 1

Olympus OM T10 Ring Flash 1, with T Power Control 1, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5 lens and OM-2 body

You can attach a ring flash to a lens that is mounted on a reversing ring with the aid of the retrostep rings manufactured by SRB Film Service.

Lighting is shadowless but flat.

Cannot be used at short working distances because light misses the subject.

At high magnifications, likely to be underpowered.

Made by camera manufacturers and independents, available for 35 mm and 120 film cameras, for digital cameras, and as alternative heads for some studio flash ranges.

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Close-up and macro photography for entomologists