Ring flash..


dindang

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Hi to all out there.. Need urgent advice or recommendation.. Just into macro.. Need to know or anyone can tell me what brand or type of ring flash can i buy to use it with tamron 90mm + raynox 250...thanks
 

dindang

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Anyone can pass me the link if got someone selling here... Thanks..
 

jsprtan

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Check mass sales section thread by castwind.
 

ahbian

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I will ask a silly question, since you mentioned that you are new to macro- do you really think you need a ring flash or are you in a BBB phase?
 

pokiemon

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ah bian asked a valid question. why do u need a ring flash?
 

dindang

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ah bian asked a valid question. why do u need a ring flash?
Why i need the ring flash?
Why u guys buy a dslr n oso want to buy lens, filters,external flash or any other accesorries? Cos u guys wants to get the best pictures for ur shots right...Thats why we keep upgrading what we have or buy new equipment so we learn n have a better nicer pictures..thats my valid answer... Yes i'm new n still learning n i want to get the flash to be better in my macro photography..Can't i just get a simple answer for my simple question...
 

dindang

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I will ask a silly question, since you mentioned that you are new to macro- do you really think you need a ring flash or are you in a BBB phase?
Hi senior member.. Can tell me what is the meaning of BBB...
 

jsprtan

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Hi to all out there.. Need urgent advice or recommendation.. Just into macro.. Need to know or anyone can tell me what brand or type of ring flash can i buy to use it with tamron 90mm + raynox 250...thanks
Actually you have 4 choice.

A. Use a NTU Milk / Fruit juice bottle as a diffuser

B. Get a O' Ring Flash attachment which cost 1/4 of the price of a Ring Flash.

C. Get a dedicated Macro Flash either a Ring FLash or Twin Flash

D. Get a flash bracket for normal flash and set it up on a cord / Transmitter.
 

ahbian

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Hi senior member.. Can tell me what is the meaning of BBB...
BBB means Buy Buy Buy, the phase where, in our excitement to "improve" our photography, we go through a phase where we feel the need to purchase (sometimes needless) camera equipment.

The reason why I asked is that the ring flash is a rather dedicated equipment, and not always necessary for macro. A normal flash can be

1) cheaper
2) easier to bring around
3) easier to operate
4) easier to resell
5) more versatile

Which is why we were wondering , whether you are aware what is it that the ring flash gives you that a normal flash can't.

Fair enough if you just want a simple answer to where to purchase it. Its your $$ anyway.
 

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Atarandas

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ACtually you can make your ring flash . I tried using those hard boards available in popular book stores and using cloth tapes, effect is not too bad. Theres some links available that shows u how to do it . Heh anyway just for your infor
 

dindang

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hi bro.. Thanks a lot.. A very good info for me.. Thanks again... Cheers

Actually you have 4 choice.

A. Use a NTU Milk / Fruit juice bottle as a diffuser

B. Get a O' Ring Flash attachment which cost 1/4 of the price of a Ring Flash.

C. Get a dedicated Macro Flash either a Ring FLash or Twin Flash

D. Get a flash bracket for normal flash and set it up on a cord / Transmitter.
 

dindang

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U are really right senior member after all its my money n thanks for the info too.. Gd day to u..


BBB means Buy Buy Buy, the phase where, in our excitement to "improve" our photography, we go through a phase where we feel the need to purchase (sometimes needless) camera equipment.

The reason why I asked is that the ring flash is a rather dedicated equipment, and not always necessary for macro. A normal flash can be

1) cheaper
2) easier to bring around
3) easier to operate
4) easier to resell
5) more versatile

Which is why we were wondering , whether you are aware what is it that the ring flash gives you that a normal flash can't.

Fair enough if you just want a simple answer to where to purchase it. Its your $$ anyway.
 

dindang

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For this friendly info i will always appreciate it anytime.. Thanks a lot n cheers to u Atarandas...

ACtually you can make your ring flash . I tried using those hard boards available in popular book stores and using cloth tapes, effect is not too bad. Theres some links available that shows u how to do it . Heh anyway just for your infor
 

dindang

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hi there u got the answer now i wanna know why are u repeating what the senior member asking me.. I can see the question very clearly n don't need some cyber parrot around..

ah bian asked a valid question. why do u need a ring flash?
 

daredevil123

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Young people nowadays... haizz.. Want to ask for help, don't want to search on their own... but yet attitude so bad.


BTW, the cheaper o-ring flash attachment you see in mass sales are not very good, since the light dispersion is very uneven. You want good pictures, you go for a proper good ring like this:

Orbis (on sale now at cathayphoto)
http://www.cathayphoto.com.sg/offers/2009/05/orbis-ring-flash

The best of the best is this (for Nikon camera, you did not mention the camera you are using):
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/accessories/r1c1.shtml

And for Canon:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/reviews/canon-macro-twin-lite-mt-24ex-flash-review.aspx
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=141&modelid=8127


Cheap cheap only, for good pictures.
 

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