Modifying the Olympus TG-4 LED Ring Guide - Aussie Bugs

JULY 2015

Modifying the Olympus LED Ring Guide Accessory

I recently acquired the excellent little Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 and the LED guide ring light accessory. I was excited about this little accessory in particular because I thought it would turn the little on-board flash into a ring light. It doesn't. It's a woefully inadequate LED light guide (Obviously, since that's what it's called) which I think is useful only for the in camera image stack function (the other reason I was excited about this little camera. Also, it does underwater stuff). So I got to thinking. It was an expensive little thing to put in a draw and never use again (Aussies pay more) and I really wanted a little ring light on my TG-4. The only solution was to pull it apart and cut it up. I'm pretty sure I can get it back together again... P.S. Don't buy a red TG-4, it reflects terrible redness on everything!

  • The back section

    I've cut this section away. There are three more screws on the ring to hold it all together.

  • Reflector

    I've lined this part with foil to help guide the flash light through to the ring.

  • Olympus LED Light Guide on the TG-4

    I've had to tape around the whole assembly to make it light tight - flash was escaping and putting a lovely pink light on my subject.

  • Olympus LED Light Guide on the TG-4

    I've had to tape around the whole assembly to make it light tight - flash was escaping and putting a lovely pink light on my subject.

  • Olympus LED Light Guide on the TG-4

    I've had to tape around the whole assembly to make it light tight - flash was escaping and putting a lovely pink light on my subject.

  • Olympus Ring Flash

    Macro images of kittens using the modified LED Light Guide accessory on the Olympus TG-4.

  • Olympus Ring Flash

    Macro images of kittens using the modified LED Light Guide accessory on the Olympus TG-4.

  • Olympus Ring Flash

    Macro images of kittens using the modified LED Light Guide accessory on the Olympus TG-4.

  • Olympus Ring Flash

    Macro images of kittens using the modified LED Light Guide accessory on the Olympus TG-4.

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