|Two macro flash systems for the Olympus E-System |
Dennis Hissink : June 28th 2004 - 01:42 CET
The Olympus E-1 is one of the best digital SLR cameras around. Proof of this are the many media awards the Olympus SLR system has received. In the first six months alone, it collected almost 100 awards from publications around the world. Recently, the range of accessories for this SLR was extended by the addition of two macro flash systems. Both the ring and twin flash sets come with an adapter ring and controller. They allow optimal, shadow-free illumination and turn the Olympus E-1 into an innovative tool for all dermatologists and dentists. Naturally, the flash units are also available separately. Digital images not only help the medical professional communicate with the patient, but also with his or her external support specialists.|
The availability of digital photos in doctors' and dentists' practices is also a prerequisite for telemedicine, the creation of virtual patient files and for recording procedures to defend oneself against unmerited criticism of the treatment. And all this requires very little effort. For example, with comparative ease the ring flash lets the user capture macro shots of objects containing the detail needed for documentation or comparison purposes. With the twin flash, the arms can be individually positioned to provide optimal lighting. This enables dentists to take frontal photos of teeth, where the resulting images stand out with their realism.|
Medical professionals looking to take macro flash photos with their Olympus E-1, can choose between the following:
-- Ring Flash Unit FS-RF11
-- Ring Flash Set FS-SRF11
-- Twin Flash Unit TF-22
-- Twin Flash Set STF-22
-- Flash Adapter Ring FS-FR1
-- Macro Flash Controller FS-FC1
Ring Flash Unit FS-RF11
This ring flash head offers shadowless, homogeneous illumination for macro photography, such as capturing jewellery, documentation in dentistry and other recording work. The Ring Flash Unit FS-RF11 may be attached to the ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm and 50-200mm lenses using their bayonet mounts or to the ZUIKO DIGITAL 50mm macro lens with the Flash Adapter Ring FS-FR1. TTL auto flash macro shooting is easily conducted with the Macro Flash Controller FS-FC1.
Ring Flash Set FS-SRF11
Comprising the Ring Flash Unit FS-RF11 and Macro Flash Controller FS-FC1, this set also comes with an attractive, high-quality case to carry and protect all the parts.
Twin Flash Unit TF-22
This flash unit combines two separate flash heads which can be positioned in any desired direction or angle with the bundled Shoe Ring SR-1. In addition, the flash heads may be fired simultaneously or singly. It is also possible to adjust the balance of flash output between the heads up to a ratio of 8:1 for either head. With 19 adjustment levels between these points, this affords a great deal of control while still maintaining perfect overall exposure. The result is enormous versatility in lighting effects, such as allowing an even illumination for copying documents or purposely creating shadow effects. TTL auto macro shooting may be carried out with the Macro Flash Controller FS-FC1. The unit can be attached to the ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-54mm and 50-200mm lenses using the bayonet for the lens hood or connected to the ZUIKO DIGITAL 50mm macro lens with the Flash Adapter Ring FS-FR1.
Twin Flash Set STF-22
This set combines the Twin Flash Unit TF-22 with the Macro Flash Controller FS-FC1. A sturdy case which offers ample room for the entire set is included.
Macro Flash Controller FS-FC1
The Macro Flash Controller simply attaches to the hot shoe of the Olympus E-1 to control the ring flash RF11 and twin flash TF22. It can also be used together with the Flash High Voltage Set FS-SHV-1.
Flash Adapter Ring FS-FR1
This ring attaches to the front of the lens to enable the connection of the ring flash RF11 and twin flash TF22 to the ZUIKO DIGITAL 50mm macro lens.