Home-made macro setup for Canon S2

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  1. Xcessiv

    Xcessiv TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I plan on buying a macro flash (not light) for my Canon S2 IS. There digital ones are either really expensive or are LEDs, which I don't want.

    Here's my plan, tell me if it'll work:
    - 35mm camera ring flash with 52mm adapter: link
    - Wireless Optical Slave Flash Trigger with Sync Socket: link
    - Canon S2/S3/S5 52mm adapter from LensMate
    - Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Filter from LensMate

    My questions...
    1) The macro flash doesn't have controllable power and the Raynox DCR-250 is restricted to a working distance of 4" - 4 5/8". How is it possible to take good macro pictures if the flash isn't controllable and I can't control the distance???
    2) Will this trigger be compatible with the macro flash via the sync socket even if I don't have anything mounted to the hot shoe of the trigger?
    3) Will this trigger be compatible with my S2 IS? In which mode can I disable the pre flash?

    Thank you.
    Regards,
    Yan
     
  2. Xcessiv

    Xcessiv TPF Noob!

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    Ok I finally bought the described kit and my brother made some tests. WOW! Amazing results for the price.

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    You normally need a microscope to see these eyes:
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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  4. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's awesome. Is that your Yellow Kneed Tarantula? At least I think that's what it is.

    That looks more like a ring light than a macro flash which is often a couple of independent units which allow you to adjust a left / right or up / down lighting ratio.
     
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    Impressive! S/he looks surprised!
     

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