Questions tagged [ring-flash]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
4answers
535 views

What features to consider when selecting a ring flash?

I have a Nikon d7200 camera and managed to get my hands on Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro lens. While trying to take some shots at 1:1, I found lighting a big issue if I am stopping my lens down. I was ...
5
votes
1answer
62 views

How to choose suitable ring flash size?

Apparently, ring flashes are made to fit tightly around lens, or with different larger diameters. How does the size affect lighting in resulting photos, and what factors (besides bulkiness) should be ...
0
votes
2answers
284 views

Are ring flashes useful for cases other than macro photography? [duplicate]

Is there any point to using a ring flash for styles other than macro (i.e. portrait, landscape, wide angle, street, etc.)?
1
vote
2answers
757 views

Why doesn't my Sigma ring flash work in TTL mode with the Nikon D500 when it works fine with other Nikon Models?

I used to use this ring flash with my D7100 and 105 Nikon for several years. I just recently upgraded to the D500, and now all my pics are in overexposed (overblown) in TTL mode. I mostly used manual ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Difference between LG-1 and FD-1 ring light accessories for Olympus TG-4

I'm considering the Olympus TG-4 camera, because it could have a good combination of macro and ruggedness. One of its macro features is that it has got native accessories for ring illumination. ...
4
votes
5answers
720 views

Is it reasonable to use a ring flash that encircles the lens for non-macro (general) shots?

I just saw Death in Paradise Season 5 Episode 3, which features a photographer using a DSLR to shoot a fashion runway performance. He had a flash that was a ring around the lens. I thought that was ...
1
vote
1answer
275 views

Can I use a digital ring flash with a Nikon film camera?

I have two Nikon film cameras (one is an FE2). Is it possible to fire a modern ring flash made for a DLSR with such equipment, or do I need a dedicated unit? I have hot shoe adapters and sync ...
1
vote
1answer
127 views

How to adapt small ring flash to bigger lens?

I have a ring flash from sometimes between '70s and '90s, it is a Euro Blitz V60 PK (PC sync, no hot shoe). The diameter of the thread is 52 mm and I could use it with my Nikon 35 mm F1.8 DX, but not ...
1
vote
1answer
723 views

TTL seems not to work on D7000 with sigma ring flash for dental photography

Cameras: D100 D7000, lens Nikon 105mm macro, Sigma ring flash Photos taken: facial head shots from approx 6 feet away from subject (f10) and dental intra-oral photos including frontal, right and left ...
2
votes
2answers
444 views

When using a ring light, how do I get rid of the dimmed backround?

I just bought a new ring light and I love it! However I would like to use it and still have the backround light up instead of everything going dark. How can I achieve this? P.s I use my iphone 6 and ...
4
votes
1answer
719 views

Will a low-cost macro ring flash be useful for portraits?

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). ...
1
vote
4answers
3k views

Overexposed images when using ring flash

I am somewhat of a newbee to photography, but I have a Sigma EM-140 Ring Flash with a 18-250mm Sigma lens. In short, when I use the camera with the ring flash I can't get it to take photos that aren'...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

How do I use a manual ring flash?

I have just purchased (impulse) a Viltrox JY-670 - Its a Hong Kong import - built well but its not TTL so its 100% manual ! yay fun ! What on earth do I do with the numbers on the back - already ...
7
votes
3answers
6k views

Advantages of a ring-flash in portrait and wedding photography

I've seen lots of people talk about and work with ring-flashes, or using ring-flash adapters for their speedlites. Some use them in single flash setups, both on-camera and off-camera, other use them ...
9
votes
4answers
9k views

How much better is a macro ring flash than a “normal” external flash, for macro shots?

Canon produces two macro rings, MR-14EX and MT-24EX, and many other manufacturers also produce such rings. I have a Canon Speedlite 440EX II external flash, which I use when I don't use a tripod for ...
7
votes
2answers
10k views

What are the advantages of using a ring flash for portraits?

I have a Ray Flash ring flash that I got for macro work. Whenever I mention it to a photographer, they often say that they really like it for portrait work. What are the advantages of using a ring ...
4
votes
4answers
510 views

CLS to work with third-party Ring Flash?

I was new to this CLS technology from Nikon and wanting to make full use of this technology. Unfortunately recently I just bought a Sunpak ring flash and it does not support CLS function. May I know ...
16
votes
3answers
1k views

How do cheap macro ring flashes perform?

When I last checked years ago, the price of a typical Ring flash unit was approximately $500. Nowadays there are still ring flashes for approx. $500 like Pentax AF160FC, Pentax AF-140C, Canon MR-14EX, ...