Olympus STF-8 Macro Flash


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Compact, lightweight, and Versatile Macro Flash, The Olympus STF-8.

Compact, lightweight, dustproof, and splashproof design for superb mobility

The STF-8 is compact, lightweight, dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof down to -10℃, making it perfect for outdoor shooting. The included ring adapter is compatible with three M.Zuiko Digital lenses. It can also be attached to other lenses using a commercially available step-up/down ring.

Lenses compatible with the included ring adapter (as of September 2016)

  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro


Clip-on type TTL auto sync macro flash

Olympus wireless remote control flash system compatible (Commander function only)

Guide Number

One flash: 6.0 (ISO 100•m), 

Two flashes: 8.5 (ISO 100•m)

Firing Angle

Vertical: approx. 61 degree, horizontal: approx.72 degree (flash head short side, long side/one flash, covers the angle of view of a 12mm (35mm equivalent: 24mm))

Left-right Light Intensity Ratio

One head firing / Two heads firing (1:8 to 1:1 to 8:1)

Can be set using dial on flash

Included Diffuser

Open/Close type

Flash Modes

TTL-AUTO, Manual

Remote Control (RC)

Flash mode: RC

Channel: 4

Group: 4 groups, independently controlled (3 slaves, 1 camera flash)

RC Commander function only

Flash Head Movement Angle

Up/down facing: front 0°, upward facing 0° - 60°, downward facing 0° - 40°

Can be slid on adapter ring

Flash Time

1/1000 sec. or less

Display LED

Charging display (orange), power display (green)

Power Supply Batteries / Recommended Batteries

AA alkaline batteries: 4, 

AA NiMH batteries: 4

Low Power Function

Power automatically turns off after being left alone for approx. 10 min in sleep mode

Flash enters sleep mode when the connected camera enters sleep mode.

Stand-alone flash enters sleep mode after being left alone for approx. 5 min.

Flash Compensation

Can be set on the camera

Manual Flash

Full (1/1) to 1/128 (Can be set on flash / camera)

Charging Time [1]

Approx. 4 sec. (when using AA alkaline batteries) 

Approx. 4 sec. (when using AA NiMH batteries)

Flash Emission Count [1]

Approx. 480 times (when using AA alkaline batteries) 

Approx. 1330 times (when using AA NiMH batteries)

Operating Environment [2]

-10 to 40°C

Splashproof Construction



Controller: W 66.9 mm x H 59.1 mm x D 68.5 mm (excl. protrusions)

Flash: W 45.4 mm x H 39.7 mm x D 42.3 mm (excl. protrusions)


283 g (incl. Controller, flashes and cords, excl. Ring adapter, joints and batteries)

  • Flash case
  • Two diffusers
  • ring adapters (φ46mm, φ62mm)
  • Two joints
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty Card