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    I think $4500 is about right, that is if you are getting the power pack and the ring flash. If it is just for the ring flash, it is a little expensive.

    Elinchrom, Bowens, Profoto all have ring flashes. Personally, I prefer the Profotos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    rent one to try out before you invest in something so substantial in cost...
    ok its been a slow day at work = who would rent this at how much and what kinda of deposit ? Last I heard commercial studios who have these may rent but only to people they know will not screw it up. Definitely not to some hobbiest who thinks u can motor drive shoot with a studio flash because some "documentary" showed some person doing it. Heard this gem for some one who instructs studio lighting.

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    Make your own ringlight
    http://www.studiolighting.net/homema...using-plywood/

    I've only just started playing with lights the other day tee-hee
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    another build-your own ring flash for the budget-minded. link courtesy of strobist.
    eyes | head | feet | flickr | APAD: straight from camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellery View Post
    In classical portraiture work a ring flash is seldom used. In the so call ad vangarde or fashion or music artist work this is a gimick used to try to pump some life into medicore work by too many wanna to bes however inthe hands one some one who can make people pop, swing, sing and dance with any other lighting this comes as another way of adding an extra dimension. Too many clients especially in the music industry see this and think hey the picture rocks but if you seen the effect , and look past it to what the content is - some times its still the same sad unexciting half past six work because some photogs are big on concepts but not so big on ability to produce good basic pictures. So what you end up seeing is at best something with potential but missing some bits to make it shine.There is an el cheapo way - think of the round flouresence lights, the color casts adds an additional sense of unreal but you still need to do everything else to make the picture work. In case you need the brand more than anything else then you need to spend money to look good.
    Err.. That is very chiam leh.. anyone can convert it to simple english???

    Am very interested to understand what a ring flash can be used for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    yes you can, can just buy a 32w fluorescent ring tune and make your own ring light.

    good idea. any engineers here who can make devise for it to use battery?
    else it would be confined to studio use only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeonic View Post
    Err.. That is very chiam leh.. anyone can convert it to simple english???

    Am very interested to understand what a ring flash can be used for.
    ring flash is used in fashion photography mainly to create those shadowless portraits, and nice roundflash catchlights in the eyes.

    of course, you can use it in other ways which i have in mind but just couldnt get my hands on one.

    honestly, i really didnt know this thingy is soooooo expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Make your own ringlight
    http://www.studiolighting.net/homema...using-plywood/

    I've only just started playing with lights the other day tee-hee
    piang eh, u expect me a gal to do all those mechanical/technical stuffs ah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    piang eh, u expect me a gal to do all those mechanical/technical stuffs ah?
    Girls can do anything...

    (I'm not going to try it)
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Girls can do anything...

    (I'm not going to try it)
    i dont have this kind of patience and perserverance.

    i rather spend abit more and get it off rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkie View Post
    good idea. any engineers here who can make devise for it to use battery?
    else it would be confined to studio use only.
    There is already a smaller version of this that runs on 12V. Those that ppl put inside their car.. cost ard $15 bucks I think. Just find a 12V motocycle battery + switch and viola you have the cheapest ring light. Only conceptual... have not try out yet.

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    i wonder which is cheaper.this....



    or the bowens.

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    if it is just the circular catchlights you want then get a macro ring flash and use together with studio lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    if it is just the circular catchlights you want then get a macro ring flash and use together with studio lights
    prob is i want to use it outdoors.

    macro ring flash nikon have or not?i dont want the r1c1

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    prob is i want to use it outdoors.

    macro ring flash nikon have or not?i dont want the r1c1
    google is your friend

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/productitem....=44-e461e82e77



    but no ttl, set to M if just for the catchlights
    if you want ttl there is a sigma ring flash that will work.


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    the nikon one looks a bit bluffy.
    2 tubes oni.
    SB series...i wonder still in sale or not.

    no to sigma.

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    the problem with these 2 is that you will NOT get a full ring
    the twin tubes is for A:B ratio flash intensity

    you will need to look for a full ring version and use it in Manual mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    the problem with these 2 is that you will NOT get a full ring
    the twin tubes is for A:B ratio flash intensity

    you will need to look for a full ring version and use it in Manual mode
    i want full ring.

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    Get the Alien Bee Ring Flash.

    http://www.alienbees.com/abr800.html

    If you order it I would like to tonbang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dDarkroom View Post
    Get the Alien Bee Ring Flash.

    http://www.alienbees.com/abr800.html

    If you order it I would like to tonbang.
    Now... this one looks interesting... my only concern is the replacement flash tubes.

    You'd also need a 120 to 240V transformer.

    BC

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