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Olympus Macro Flash Photography - Part II

 

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The big breakthrough introduced by this unit was TTL Auto Flash It also features eight built-in modeling lamps for composing and focusing dark subjects. The modeling lamps are powered by the separate 6V Power Pack 2. Alternatively, both flash and modeling lamps can be powered together by the AC Adapter 3.

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Ring Cross Filter POL A dedicated polarizing filter design made especially for use with the T10 Ring Flash to minimize direct reflections. The outer section fits over the flash ring, polarizing the light reaching the subject, while the inner section again polarizes the light passing into the camera lens.

T10 Ring Flash A multipurpose ring flash that fits on the front of any lens with a 49mm or 55mm filter size. It is suitable for almost all OM Zuiko lenses between 50mm and 200mm focal length, but especially useful with the range of OM System macro lenses.

<<<<--- An ideal setup of Olympus T Power Control unit, T10 Ring Flash, Telescopic Auto Tube with a Macro Lens would bring aces to go places...into a world of macrophotography.

Specifications of T10 Ring Flash 1 with T Power Control 1

Type: TTL Centralized Control, system auto flash.
Guide number:
TTL AUTO: 10 (33). MANUAL: HI 10 (33) and LOW 4 (13) at ISO 100, in meters (feet) and at 1 m flash-to-subject distance.
Coverage angle:
80°
Number of flashes:
100 - 500 with AA alkaline batteries on TTL AUTO.
Recycling time
: 0.2 - 10 sec.
Mounting to Iens
: 49/55mm screw.
TTL AUTO:
Centralized Uontrol flash with Applicable OM bodies.
MANUAL:
Selection of full flash GN/aperture/magnification: Via exposure calculator.
Modeling lamps:
8 bulbs built in, operate on four 1.5V D batteries in optional 6V Power Pack 2, or AC Adapter 3.
Spiral cord length
: Approx. 30cm (1 ft.)
Dimensions and weight
: 86 x 18mm, 95g. (3.40 X 0.7 in., 3.4 oz.)

Olympus T28 Macro
Twin Flash 1 Two small but powerful separate flash heads mounted together on the front of the lens with the Macro Flash Shoe Ring and linked by cord to the T Power Control 1. The flash heads can be angled in any desired direction, assuring enormous versatility of lighting effects, from strong shadows to highlighted background, etc.

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The flash heads can also be fired simultaneously or singly. They feature built-in modeling lamps, and can also take color or ND filters, etc. The Guide Number is 22 when both flash heads are used together, 28 when only one is fired (ISO 100, meters), In Manual they can be used at full or 1/4 power but the TTL Auto Flash left little to worry about in relation to exposure acccuracy.

Specifications of T28 Macro Twin Flash 1 with T Power Control 1

Type: TTL Centralized Control with twin flash unit.
Guide number
: TTL AUTO: w/twin flash - 22 (72); w/single flash - 28 (92). MANUAL: w/twin flash - HI 22 (72) and LOW 9 (29); w/single flash - HI 28 (92) and LOW 14 (46) at ISO 100, in meters (feet) and at 1m flash-to-subject distance.
Coverage angle
: 53° vertical, 74° horizontal (single flash).
Number of flashes
: 100 - 500 with AA alkaline batteries on TTL AUTO.
Recycling time
: 0.2 - 10 sec.
TTL AUTO
: TTL centralized control flash with applicable OM bodies
MANUAL
: Selection of full flash GN/aperture/magnification: Via exposure calculator (w/single flash - GN28 exposure calculator; w/twin flash - ISO of the calculator should be reduced by 2/3 stop).
Modeling lamps
: 8 bulbs built into each flash unit, operate on four 1.5V D batteries in optional 6V Power Pack 2, or AC Adapter 3.
Bounce angle
: Vertical: 70° upward, 45° downward. Horizontal: 360°.
Spiral cord length
: Approx. 30cm (1 ft.)
Dimensions and weight
: 73 x 32 X 50mm, 210g (body only). (2.9 X 1.3 x 2.0 in., 7.4 oz.)

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Macro Flash Shoe Ring Attaches to the front of the taking lens to provide a mount for the T28 Macro Single Flash 1 or T28 Macro Twin Flash 1, allowing the flash heads to be angled in virtually any way for versatile lighting effects. The electrical connection with the T Power Control 1 is made directly from the flash head to the power unit socket.

T28 Macro
Single Flash 1 A single unit with the same features and function as one unit of the Macro Twin Flash. Angling up to 70° up, 45° down and 360° horizontally assures total versatility for any kind of subject. Though designed for macro work, this unit can be used for general flash photography too. Its high power performance can be further enhanced by color and ND filters, while the built-in modeling lamp makes it particularly useful in night or low light photography.

Specifications of T28 Macro Single Flash 1 with T Power Control 1

Type: TTL Centralized Control with single flash unit.
Guide Number:
TTL AUTO: 28 (92). MANUAL: HI 28 (92) and LOW 14 (46) at ISO 100, in meters (feet) and at 1m flash-to-subject distance.
Coverage Angle
: 53° vertical, 74° horizontal.
Number of flashes
: 100 - 500 with AA alkaline batteries on TTL AUTO. Recycling Time: 0.2 - 10 sec.
TTL AUTO
: TTL Centralized Control flash with apllicable OM bodies.
MANUAL
: Selection of full flash GN/aperture/magnification: Via exposure calculator.
NORMAL AUTO
: Sensor built into T Power Control 1 is used. Working range (with flash unit mounted on T Power Control): 0.9 - 7m (3 - 23 ft.) at F4; 0.6 - 5m (2 - 16 ft.) at F5.6; 0.45 - 3.5m (1.5 - 11.6 ft.) at F8 (ISO 100). (Take care not to obstruct light sensor with power cord.) Use exposure calculator for T32 with a speed (ISO) reduced by 1/3 stop.
Modeling lamps
: 8 bulbs built in, operate on four 1.5V D batteries in optional 6V Power Pack 2, or AC Adapter 3.
Bounce angle
: Vertical: 70° upward, 45° downward. Horizontal: 360°.
Spiral cord length
: Approx. 30cm (1 ft.)
Dimensions and weight
: 73 X 32 X 50mm, 110g (body only). (2.9 X 1.3 X 2.0 in., 3.9 oz.)

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T-8 Ring Flash 2 Ring flash is always preferred by seasoned photographers who works frequently on macro works. Olympus is so confident that they claimed the T8 Ring flash is probably the only flash in the world that doesn't make anyone's eyes blink, the T8 Ring Flash 2 sends the flash output a way from the subject to be reflected indirectly onto the subject by a large or small reflector ring. The effect is extremely soft, shadowless lighting which also eliminates the problem of ring-shaped images appearing on the subject in the picture. The Guide Number is 8 in TTL Auto, switchable between 8 and 3.2 in Manual (ISO 100, meters). Olympus has even designed two reflectors of different dimensions for varying effect just for the T8 Ring flash. Generally the 200mm diameter reflector ring should be used, but for extremely close or constricted working conditions the 150mm might be preferable.

Specifications of T-8 Ring Flash 2 with T Power Control 1

Type: TTL Centralized Control, system autoflash.
Guide numbe
r: TTL AUTO: 8 (26). MANUAL: HI 8 (26) and LOW 3.2 (10) at ISO 100, in meters (feet) and at 1 m flash-to-subject distance.
Coverage angle
: 80°
Number of flashes
: 100 - 500 with AA alkaline batteries on TTL AUTO.
Recycling time
: 0.2 - 10 sec.
Mounting to Iens
: 49/55mm screw.
Flash diameter
: 640 X 5.20 mm. (2.50 X 0.20 in.)
TTL AUTO
: Centralized Control flash with applicable OM bodies
MANUAL
: Selection of full flash GN/aperture/magnification: Via exposure calculator.
Modeling lamps
: 8 bulbs built in, operate on tour 1.5V D batteries in optional 6V Power Pack 2, or AC Adapter 3.
Spiral cord length:
Approx. 30cm (1 ft.)
Dimensions and weigh
t: Reflector 1: 200 X 32mm, 80g. (7.90 X 1.3 in., 2.8 oz.) Reflector 2: 150 X 32mm, 40g. (5.90 X 1.3 in., 1.4 oz.)
Main body
: 91 x 18.5mm, 110g. (3.60 X 0.7 in., 3.9 oz.)

The system accessores that built around the Macro Flash System are equally innovative and most of all, very functional and considerate. The most important element in Olympus Macro flash photography is none other than the the TTL flash function where it faciltates

TTL Auto Cord T2 - 0.1m, 0.15m
To link the T45 with the OM-4T or OM-3 synchro socket. The longer cord is needed when~used with a motor drive.

Power Pack can be used for both flash and the builtin modeling lamp. --->>>> pwrpack.jpg
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TTL Auto Multi Connector/TTL Auto Connector T20 For simultaneous TTL Auto Flash with more than one unit, the Multi Connector provides linkage for three units via TTL Auto Cord T connections. The TTL Auto Connector T20 is needed to adapt the compact T20 flash unit to connect to a TTL Auto Cord.
----->>> Although in most cases, macro flash units such as the T10, T8, Twin or single flash should be adequately handling any close-up photographic situations, but there may be times where you need MORE extensions of flash setup, the TTL Multi connector permits the use of several more flash in combination with all those units. connect1.jpg connect2.jpg
TTL Auto Cords T 0.3m, 0.6m, 2m, 5m To link the flash unit to the camera for off-camera use, or with Multi Flash photography, to link the flash unit to the TTL Auto Multi Connector, to the camera. These varying length cords all feature a special lock system to make accidental detachment impossible.

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mgripcord.jpg M. Grip Cord/M. Grip Cord 2 When the camera is used with the motor drive or winder and the T45 flash unit, a special release on the grip allows easy and smooth motorized flash photography. The M. Grip Cord is used in this case to link the grip shutter release to the motor drive or winder.

AC Adapter 2 A compact and economical adapter unit that allows the T32 and T20 electronic flash units to be powered by regular AC household current, assuring constant fast recycling times and saving batteries in studio and other indoor work.

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TTL Auto Connectors Type 4 and Type 3

The Type 4 Auto Connector is used to make the electrical connection between OM camera hot shoes and the TTL Auto Cord for when the flash is used off-camera. The Type 3 Auto Connector does the same job to let earlier OM-2 models (without the "N" designation) work in TTL Auto Flash mode.

Accessory Shoes 1, 3, 4 Used with OM-1 and OM-2 cameras for connection with the flash units. The Shoe 4 is used with the later models(the removable accessory shoe design was, omitted from all OM SLRs since their third model, the OM10 and hence, all subsequent SLRs bear a fixed type accessory shoe), and assures full performance including viewfinder indications. The Shoe 3 gives earlier OM-2 models TTL Auto Flash capability with T series flash units. The Shoe 1 is for earlier OM-1 models and do not support TTL nor viewfinder ready light and you can either use normal flash controlled AUTO or Manual flash operation.

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