Bounce and swivel zoom head allows versatile reflection for difficult lighting conditions
Guide Number: 46 feet (50mm @ ISO 100)
For Macro, Medical and Hobby Photography
Compatible with all Canon EOS models including: 1D/1Ds, 5D, 7D, 50D, 60D, T1i, T2i, T3/3i, XSi, XS, XT/Ti, 300D, 400D, 450D, 1000D
EV exposure control that synchs with Canon EOS SLR cameras
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The Macro Ring Flash is a digital flash unit for macro photography that is compatible with most digital Canon SLR camera models. It is dedicated to the e-TTL I/II flash systems and provides accurate exposures of close-up objects. When shooting at extremely short distances, minor lighting alterations can result in relatively large changes of exposure. the TTL metering of the macro ring flash eliminates the need for grueling exposure calculations.
1-year limited warranty
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I didnt expect much with this being priced so much lower than other macro light rigs, but it works very well and took almost no time to figure out and use. I have taken a few pics with my new 100mm macro lens and this ring light makes shooting things like flowers and small items very simple. The Canon MT 24EX dual macro light is probably better quality, but the price difference was too much for me. I am happy with this light.
I've been using mine for over four years (with the Canon 10D, 40D, 7D, & 5D MkII DSLRs and the Elan 7ne E-TTL-"I" film body) and can say that it delivers portraits and close-ups with clean even light, accurate exposure, and that all-important "ring flash shadow." Some tips:
* Choose a medium to dark reflectance background wall or surface (dark gray and purple look really cool with ring flash).
* To create the shadow halo look, start with a camera-to-subject distance about TWICE that of your subject-to-background distance. Example: If you're 4 feet from your model, put him/her/it about 2 feet from the background.
* Experiment with different distances--that's what makes ring-flash photography so frustrating (& fun)
* To accentuate the shadow halo, try underexposing 1/2 to 1 stop.
* If you're having problems with over-exposed frames on extreme close-ups (ECUs), try aperture-priority mode, a low ISO (50-100), AND stopping down...
The results obtained with this product were good, and it was very pleasing at first. But after the first couple of shots during the first session, the flash didn't fire about half the time even thought it indicated it was ready, and then on the second time I used it, it stopped functioning altogether, and now will not produce a full strength flash even with brand new batteries. I didn't expect much for the price, but I did expect it to work for awhile at least. Looking at other products at a similar price point to this, many of them look spookily similar and appear just to be re-badged versions of this unit. Caveat Emptor! I have not heard back from the retailer yet indicating if I can even return it. I'm buying the more expensive Sigma unit because I really need this functionality.
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