RING FLASH FOR MACRO

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  • #7737

    Anonymous

    Promised myself spending was over—kept my promise for a few days. To compliment my Samsung macro lens–have just ordered a Ring Flash unit. Never had one before –but to justify spending again–telling myself it makes sense. In due course I will post some ultra macro ring flashed pics. for no one to comment on.

    #7746

    Ian McNab
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    Interested to see what results you get with your new set up.

    #7749

    ajroyle
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    Ring flash means that the flash light intself is a ring, which fits round the lens and give shadowless lighting. It is intended for close-up work  but I have seen it used for  portraits etc. To be honest it is too big to carry around as a general flash gun, but good for the intended purpose.

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    Pete Robinson
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    I bought one of ebay for about £30 last year. It wasn’t actually a flash, but a ring of LEDs. Unfortunately, it didn’t give a light bright enough to give a narrow aperture which is what I wanted. I think I need to review my technique. I got better results using a standard flash off camera, but it was a bit awkward to handle.

    #7764

    ajroyle
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    Alex Hyde, who gave us the excellent talk at Nantwich CC last season uses a normal flash and reflector very effectively, as we know http://alexhyde.photoshelter.com/ . While a ring flash gives superbly even lighting a directional flash plus reflector can model the subject quite nicely.

    #7767

    Anonymous

    OMG  JOHN—an e-mail  for everyone to look at Alex  Hyde”s  photo”s–they really are something special. If only!!!!The ring flash is just to use with my macro lens.  Lovely modelling can be achieved with flash and reflectors–brolley flash also.

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