When shooting close‑ups, many professional photographers use a ring flash with an emitter around the lens to avoid casting shadows on the subject. A similar effect can be achieved with the LED Light Guide (LG-1).
The LG-1 takes advantage of your camera's built‑in LED light to evenly illuminate the subject and draw out the best of your camera's macro photography abilities. The ideal accessory for internet sellers or anyone who wants to take detailed pictures of small objects, the LG-1 is compatible with the TG-1, TG-2, TG-3, TG-4, TG-5, and TG-6. Tough cameras and is designed to easily attach directly to the front of these models.
Please Note: Although the LG-1 can be left on the camera when underwater, it is not recommended as an underwater lighting accessory as the results would not be desirable.
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Could be brighter. Modified mine by removing that part which covered the flash - can leave on now and use either the flash or LED as required.
January 31, 2018 by ***ROCKSTAR***
Must have attachment!
This is a great add on to my TG-5. As a geologist this attachment gives me the ability to take rock grain size and matrix macros both in the field and the lab. Highly recommend this light diffuser for anyone interested in doing close-up photography.
November 29, 2017 by Janice
Works great but awkward to put on camera when needing a close up shot. Especially when you need it in a hurry. Does the purpose
July 27, 2017 by Jan
good light diffusion, ok connection
This does help light up macro shots when you are very close to a subject or in a dark setting. I do have two reservations about it however: 1) the stippled/grid pattern in the clear part of the diffuser can show in your photo if you have a shiny or semi-reflective subject, and 2) like most tg accessories, the connection is plastic and not particularly durable.
May 23, 2017 by Mathew
Honestly, I never got a lot out of the light guide using the TG-4 in macro/microscope mode, which I have used practically on a daily basis for a year+. Unfortunately, it just doesn't produce a significant amount of light on subjects, and eliminates any depth from shadows / adds a distinct ring in any reflective material.
I was more optimistic for using it underwater, where light is in short supply, but it's not waterproof like the rest of the TG-series it's made for. Seems like a miss.