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Marelux Announced SOFT (Smart Optical Flash Tube)

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Update time : 2021-10-18 16:03:01

Marelux has just developed a new gadget for fellow macro underwater photographers, SOFT-Smart Optical Flash Tube.
This device can be used on various popular strobes, with an aiming light automatically switching off when strobe flashes. Light shape can be adjusted by a build-in aperture, which is controlled by an extenal dial. Focus point is 170mm from the end of the tube and the diameter is 2mm to 60mm.

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