Macro flash

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  1. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    Hi.

    I was wondering what's the difference between the regular macro ring flash http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/352443-REG/Sigma_F309306_EM_140_DG_Macro_Ringlight.html
    and Nikon R1 flash system http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/410484-USA/Nikon_4804_R1_Wireless_Close_Up_Speedlight.html
    They both i-TTL , the Nikon is wireless, but which one would be the best choice? (the light "quality" etc.)

    Thanks
    Marek.


     
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    From a quick look, they are fairly similar but also have their differences. The Sigma is a ring flash, so it covers all angles for a flat even light. The Nikon is a set of two side lights.

    The Nikon kit is wireless, the Sigma has a module that goes onto the hotshoe.

    They both support i-TTL, so that's not an issue.

    It looks like the Nikon is a 'kit' that has two of the SB-R200 heads. It says that you could add more of those heads to the system. It could also be integrated into a multiple Nikon flash system...and all that Jazz.

    The Nikon system seems very versatile...but if the Sigma can do the job, that might be all that you need.
     

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