My Touit 2.8/50M should arrive in two weeks or so, so I'm thinking about the lighting setup for macro- and close-up work (like product photography, still lifes, etc.). I'm also going to use it for some portraits, so the lighting ideally should be suitable for that too. While normal system flashes take long to set up for individual macro situations which is not always possible when time is limited and as they need flash stands, diffusors, etc., I thought about alternative solutions. One thing I found is the mecablitz 15 MS-1 (http://www.metz.de/en/flash-units/p...litz-15-ms-1-digital/product-information.html). (image from Amazon) While it looks like it, it is NOT a ring flash. It just features two flashes (GN 15) which are positioned at opposite ends of the ring. The design is that way so that you can mount the flash in front of the lens. With the built-in reflectors and individual power settings for both flashes it should be possible to give the light some direction. This eliminates the biggest disadvantage of traditional ring flashes (i.e. the flatness of the light). Also, with a price tag around €280 it's only about a third of the official Sony twin flash. It is completely wireless, although with the lack of a flash that can control wireless TTL flashes I'll be limited to the optical trigger. It's probably not a good solution, but with the power of the internal flash dialed all the way down it could work without an impact on the final image. What do you think of this flash for macro- and close-up (and, to a lesser degree, portrait-) photography? Do / did you use this or a similar flash in the past? What are your experiences?