The Olympus STF-8 is the World’s First Weatherproof Macro Flash


Olympus this week announced its new STF-8 Macro Flash, the world’s first macro flash that boasts durable weatherproofing.

Designed for macro photographers who want to capture the great outdoors on a tiny scale, the STF-8 twin flash is designed to be dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof down to 14°F (-10°C) — a perfect companion for the new weatherproof Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.


Compatible lenses in the Olympus system include the M.ZUIKO 30mm f/3.5 Macro, 60mm f/2.8 Macro, and 12-40mm f/2.8.

Specs and features include a guide number of 8.5 when firing both heads, a guide number of 6 when firing one head, full TTL auto sync, manual power control down to 1/128, adjustable power ratios between the heads, retractable diffusers, and removable heads.

The Olympus Macro Flash STF-8 will be available starting in January 2017 with a price tag of $480.