Backscatter Mini Flash with Snoot

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Backscatter Mini Flash with Snoot

A strobe designed for macro photographers!

Backscatter Mini Flash with Snoot

A strobe designed for macro photographers! This Mini Flash MF-1 includes a guide number 16 flash, 700 lumen LED focus light, Optical Snoot OS-1 and 2 aperature cards to take your macro photography to the next level.

Tailor-Made for Macro

Its tiny size can get into the tightest spots and the companion Optical Snoot OS-1 makes it the perfect macro strobe to give you the creativity you've been missing. With bright LED lights that project the same beam pattern as the flash through the snoot, you can easily see the exact placement of the snoot beam on your subject when framing a shot and know you are hitting your target. The Optical Snoot OS-1 is easy to mount, with a simple click on/click off and small enough to keep in a pocket, allowing for a quick and easy switch from wide to macro.

The Optical Snoot OS-1 includes 2 Aperture Cards, 1 circular and 1 oval set with 4 different sized holes on each. Shoot a sharply focused light beam or pull back a little for a softer edge. Shoot a projected beam as small as 6mm. The full range of aperture cards will let you shoot an ultra-tiny subject to even a large fish portrait. When shooting the snoot at an angle to the subject with the oval aperture card, the snoot can be rotated to change the shape of the projected beam from an elongated oval to a circle. Have a critter that doesn’t like a constant light on all the time? Use the short duration modeling flash feature to check your snoot placement without continuously disturbing a light sensitive critter.

Dial-in the perfect exposure with six strobe power levels, while the LED lights have three power levels. An oversized and cold water-friendly big red nob makes it easy to have precise strobe power control without having to take your attention away from shooting to look at the dial position. The oversized and easy to press silver button toggles through the three power levels on the focus lights and a press and hold activates the modeling flash.

Don't Miss Out on Wide Angle Opportunities

Even though the Mini Flash MF-1 was designed with macro in mind, by adding included standard diffuser or the optional dome diffuser this tiny powerhouse can shoot wide too. While it won’t replace a high powered flash for a full-frame SLR system, it can brilliantly light most wide angle photographs with the wide diffuser installed. The Mini Flash MF-1 is the perfect strobe for a macro photographer that also wants to light up a passing stingray, dolphin or turtle with a pocket-sized lighting system.

Automatic Flash Synchronization

Setting up pre-flash cancellation is a breeze. Simply plug in a fiber optic cable and take a test shot. The Mini Flash MF-1 will automatically detect the camera’s internal flash shooting mode on the first flash after power-up and store it in memory on your first test shot. If you change cameras or settings, simply turn the MF-1 on and off and take another test shot to update the setting. No need to worry about the wrong setting on the strobe.

Mini Flash Highlights:

  • Compact yet powerful flash
  • Great for compact camera shooters
  • Easiest macro strobe for compact, mirrorless, and SLR
  • Easiest To Use Macro Strobe + Snoot Combination
  • LED aiming light from the Backscatter Mini Flash shows exactly where the flash will hit
  • Brightest Aiming Light of Any Snoot
  • Aperture Cards adjust the size of the light beam
  • Circular & Oval Aperture Cards included
  • Rotate the snoot to adjust the shape of the beam with the Oval card
  • Depth Rated: 100m/330ft

Battery & Charger NOT Included.

Guide Number :
  • 16
Batteries :
  • Li-ion 18650
Flashes at Full Power :
  • 1400
Recycle Time :
  • 1.8 sec
Depth Rating :
100 m / 330 ft
Dimensions :
187 x 59 x 104 mm / 7.36 x 2.31 x 4.06 in
Weight :
375 g (13.25oz)
Buoyancy :
150 g (5.29 oz )
Manual and TTL Capabilities :
Focus Light :
Mounts Included :
YS and Ball mount included
Other Features :
700 lumen focus light, 6-step power level strobe, snoot included with 2 aperature cards

Package Includes:

  • Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1
  • Backscatter Optical Snoot OS-1


  • Guide Number: 16
  • Focus Light Lumens: 700
  • Power: Single 18650 Li-ion Battery**
  • Recycle Time (full): 1.8 seconds
  • Number of Flashes on Full: 1400**
  • Weight in Air: 375g
  • Weight in Water: 150g
  • Sync Cord: Fiber Optic
  • Seal: Dual O-rings
  • Exposure Control: Flash (6 Levels) / LED (3 Levels)
  • Dimensions w/ Ball: 187 x 59 x 104 mm
  • Included Accessories: YS Mount, Ball Mount, Diffuser, Spare O-rings, O-ring Grease
  • Depth Rated: 100m/330ft

Battery & Charger NOT Included

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