A friend of mine wants a flash for her camera (Cannon 650D), and we want to buy her one for her birthday.
She also said she wanted a ring flash (I think she was referring to the Orbis ring flash).
Unfortunately Orbis ring flash is off the budget (which is about $140). I've seen some reasonably priced macro ring flashes, but she doesn't have a macro lens.
Will these macro ring flashes be useful (for example, for taking pics of people at night/in a dark room from a meter or 2 away) without a macro lens?