Wow , How much fun is Macro
Anyone can try Macro , its as simple as buying some close focus filters :
But today we are talking Flash rig , so you can improve your DOF ( aperture = Higher F stop ) , and get better images ..
DOF is critical in Macro , and for that you need higher F stops and for that , you need more light ...
OK enough of that :
There is a mount (flash) I have been playing with , the ring mount ... Its cheap , and with a little setting up , works a treat ..
You can have it as a O mount or a C mount :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-2-in-1...item565d21c545 Cheapest O mount on Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Adjustable-C...item3a87257b95 Cheapest C mount on Ebay
If your going to use a single flash , you may want a C mount ... ?
Now what are you going to use for a Flash ? A nice lightweight flash unit would be good , now the one I use has a low voltage trigger :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CY-20-Mini-u...item27b1012cfc I have 2 of these , and they work a treat , run 2xAA and are very fast to reset for the next shot .
Now you will want a swivel mount :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-4-Mini-Bal...item485afe9aa1 These are rather good for the $
How about a remote trigger , you have several choices here , if you want the cheapest option :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flash-Hot-Sh...item485b6c46ce These should work
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-12-inch-2...item337044492c Sync Chord
There you have it :
This is probably as cheap as it can be done , for a dedicated flash solution , on the cheap ...
C bracket $7
sync chord $1.50
swivel mount $3
Or about $30 Australian ( about ) And that , is probably about as cheap as it gets , to have something tune-able ..
Now you can enhance it if you like ...
Remote trigger / receiver
TTL sync chord + TTL flash
and , ( buy better quality swivel mounts , cold shoes , and so forth )
But for $30 , you can take it to the next level :
Or you can :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/32-Pieces-LE...item2ec8f2f7b1 I dont like hanging stuff off a lens
http://www.ebay.com/itm/macro-0-Flas...item3cd815f464 ??? My brother ordered one I think ..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-Easy-fold...item3a86da6c3e Wow !!!
Let there be light :