Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by clee27, Mar 21, 2010.
Is it worth it? What are your thoughts on it?
Are you talking about the MR-14EX?
If you do a lot of macro, it would probably be worth it. Outside of that, probably not.
I was thinking of Fashion Photography with the Ring Flash I've been seeing a lot of fashion photogs using it does it really make that big of a difference?
I am getting ready to buy this one, but I am buying it for macro...
SFD52C Bower Dedicated Dual Intelligent Digital Flash / Ring Light Combo for Canon EOS Cameras
They are probably using something more like one of these:
Broncolor | Ringflash C | 12-2033 | B&H Photo Video
For some reason B&H links have been opening two tabs today... Is it just me, or is it doing that for everyone?
it does that for me with ebay links too...
I think I'm going to start using a different browser and see if my issues get fixed... I am using Chrome right now...
Dandy for Macro.
Two different beasts for two different uses. If you don't want to spend that kind of money on the Broncolor look at this option.
sorry noobie question...what's the diff b/t the two they look so similar...or so i think....
Light output. The Canon ring flash is great for short working distances like macro, dental photography, product work.
The larger units like the bronocolor put out a lot more light and have a lot of versatility. Changeable reflectors, grid and other light modifying attachments.
Good explaination of using a ring light.
Using a Ring Light for Photography: Basic Photography Techniques | eHow.com
The difference is power and size. The one for macro will flash, but it's not nearly as powerful as the other one which is also much bigger and will give the effect you are probably thinking of with fashion photography. The small macro one may very well look like one individual strobe when shooting at any distances more than a few feet.
The macro one has a GN of 46 while the other one is a 3200 watt second lamp (doesn't show the GN). Bigg difference.
I bought a rayflash to have a play with, it's quite good
For the price of those, the ABR800 is a good option. You lose a lot of portability with it though.
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