User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  1
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: El Cheapo ring light/flash. Any good ?

  1. #1
    Still in the Circle of Confusion Cage's Avatar
    Join Date
    25 May 2010
    Location
    Hunter Valley
    Posts
    4,562
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    El Cheapo ring light/flash. Any good ?

    Hi

    I'd like to get a ringlight flash and have seen them on fleabay for around the $65 mark.

    Anyone tried these cheapies ?

    Cheers

    Kevin
    Cheers
    Kev

    D800 & GAS

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    26 May 2008
    Location
    Launceston
    Posts
    2,014
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This thread may interest you, Kevin.
    Cheers, Lani.
    Bodies: Nikon D700, D300 Primes: Nikon 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4G, 105mm VR 2.8, 300mm f4. Zooms: Nikon 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200VR II 2.8, Sigma 10-20mm Processing: Photoshop CS5 extended, LR 3.2.


  3. #3
    Still in the Circle of Confusion
    Threadstarter
    Cage's Avatar
    Join Date
    25 May 2010
    Location
    Hunter Valley
    Posts
    4,562
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lani View Post
    This thread may interest you, Kevin.

    Hi Lani,

    Thanks for the reply and the link.

    Unfortunately I don't have a separate flash, so I was looking at an economical way to do macro.

    Here is a link to the type of unit I was looking at: http://http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Macro-...item3cab74541a

    As you can see, this unit screws into the filter thread on your lens.

    Any feedback appreciated.

    Thanks

    Kevin

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    26 May 2008
    Location
    Launceston
    Posts
    2,014
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ah, I see....your link doesn't seem to be working for me though....I am curious to see what it is.

  5. #5
    Still in the Circle of Confusion
    Threadstarter
    Cage's Avatar
    Join Date
    25 May 2010
    Location
    Hunter Valley
    Posts
    4,562
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi Lani

    Sorry about the link, doesn't even look right.

    Hope this works OK http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Kevin

  6. #6
    Administrator ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    15,137
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    LED's tend to produce a blue light. You will most likely need to shoot in RAW, or set a custom white balance when using this device so that the blue is negated. You may find this device is a good way to get into shooting macro using ring flash, and it will probably serve you well whilst you are learning. However, long term, if macro photography becomes your serious genre, you will most likely find it doesn't meet the demands you may want. But, it certainly looks a reasonable unit for the $$.
    "It is one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it is another thing to make a portrait of who they are" - Paul Caponigro

    Constructive Critique of my photographs is always appreciated
    Nikon, etc!

    RICK
    My Photography

  7. #7
    Still in the Circle of Confusion
    Threadstarter
    Cage's Avatar
    Join Date
    25 May 2010
    Location
    Hunter Valley
    Posts
    4,562
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    LED's tend to produce a blue light. You will most likely need to shoot in RAW, or set a custom white balance when using this device so that the blue is negated. You may find this device is a good way to get into shooting macro using ring flash, and it will probably serve you well whilst you are learning. However, long term, if macro photography becomes your serious genre, you will most likely find it doesn't meet the demands you may want. But, it certainly looks a reasonable unit for the $$.
    Thanks Rick.

    I always shoot in RAW so that's not a problem. This device is similar in principle to the $1000 Pentax unit, so for less than $70 I guess it's worth a try.

    Cheers

    Kevin

  8. #8
    Member exmrblonde's Avatar
    Join Date
    03 Dec 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Vic, Aus
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think this will be OK to whet the appetite, and will not make you commit >$1k on something you 'might' like.
    Canon EOS 400D (aka. Rebel XTi / KISS Digital X)
    EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II (Kit lens)
    EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II (Kit lens)
    EF 50mm f/1.8 II
    Kenko extension tubes

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •