Olympus STF-8 Macro Flash

Olympus STF-8 Macro Flash

World's first* macro flash with a dust‑, splash‑ and freezeproof (‑10°C) design.

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Total Price £389.00
MPN Code V326160BW000
EAN Code 4545350050917
SKU 18099

Olympus STF-8 Macro Flash

Expanding the macro shooting expressions


  • World's first* macro flash with a dust‑, splash‑ and freezeproof (‑10°C) design
  • Compact and lightweight macro flash system
  • GN 8.5 (using 2 heads) and GN 6 (only 1 head)
  • Support various shooting techniques
  • Adjustable flash head angle position within the angle of ‑60° to 40°
  • Flexible performance for significantly expanded macro shooting expression
  • Appropriate diffuse light for soft lighting effect
  • User friendly control dial

Olympus is delighted to introduce the world's first* macro flash with a dust‑, splash‑ and freezeproof (‑10°C) construction in a lightweight and compact design, making it ideal for any kind of environment, whether in the rainforest or in the desert.

The STF‑8 support flash photography, when combined with cameras featuring the Focus Stacking‑ and the Focus Bracketing mode. This feature is very useful for shooting flowers, insects, and commercial photos in the studio.

The bundled adapter ring is compatible with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 30mm 1:3.5 MACRO, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 MACRO, and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12‑40mm 1:2.8 PRO.

This compact macro flash enables versatile and creative lighting options by controlling the output ratio of each head single or dual. When using both heads of the twin flash the GN is 8.5, and when using only a single head the GN is 6. In addition to TTL Auto Sync mode for precision control, you can set the flash in 1/3 step increments on the camera in manual mode, and in 1 step increments with the flash dial. The main flash can also be used as a commander to control multiple flash units.

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Bromley GB Camera enthusiast recently Olympus
Superb, compact, relatively light, extremely flexible.
Easy to use in fully automatic and manual mode. Haven’t yet sorted how to use it Aperture priority and shutter priority
Confirmed purchase: 27 February 2020
Published on: 08 March 2020
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Bridport GB Wildlife Photographer
The product has been very well thought out by Olympus and its case and internals are exceptional.

I am unfamiliar with flash and so it is too soon for an in-depth review from me. But I bought it because it is marketed as very simple to use. However, I have already learnt that flash photography has its limitations even on the Olympus E-M1X flagship.
I shoot on two identically customised Olympus E-M1X bodies and have both the Olympus lenses which the STF-8 fits but if moving the flash to a different lens ring the mounts are extremely fiddly and do not feel positive - Perhaps it will become easier with practice.
Confirmed purchase: 14 February 2020
Published on: 24 February 2020
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Easy to use and understand controls
None so far
Confirmed purchase: 01 December 2018
Published on: 12 December 2018

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