Ring flash adapter or LED ring?

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Ring flash adapter or LED ring?

Postby hunker7 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:05 pm

Hello. I am looking at some accesories for macro, and came accross these two items, but can't decide which is better ( I know Ring flash would be the best ). Maybe someone is using something like this and can share with expierience :) 8)

LED ring : http://tinyurl.com/cnxksvm
Ring Flash Adapter : http://tinyurl.com/crdhesp
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Postby hunker7 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:29 am

Anyone?
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Postby oldCarlos » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:51 am

Hi Hunker. Sorry I have no experience with lighting, but my mate who's into his macro, recently sold his Nikon ringflash because he gets better results with his SB900. He has a home made `coke-can diffuser` that he attaches to it.

I suppose it depends if you actually need a ringflash for specific subjects. :?
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Postby Citruspers » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:40 am

It's not an instant messaging board Hunker, be patient ;)

I would stay away from LED. It's often just not bright enough to properly light your subject, especially not at the small apertures you need to get sufficient DOF.
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Postby hunker7 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:14 pm

yes i know, i am not patient person :?
I think i will go for adapter, as it is much cheaper then proper ring flash, and then, i can buy ring flash if i find it useful. :roll:
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Postby oldCarlos » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:37 pm

Do you alrady have an external camera flash?
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Postby hunker7 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:24 pm

yes, i have YN460 :)
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Postby oldCarlos » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:38 pm

Give this a try http://www.flickr.com/groups/macroviewe ... 312315664/ it may be better AND save a few quid. Brians' (LordV) macro pics are spectacular.
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Postby hunker7 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:18 pm

thanks, will try - definitely :) 8)
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