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dbutch
28th July 2009, 07:30 PM
Thought some of you might be interested in the ring flash adaptor I recently purchased after it was highlighted by Oly_om last month. link here: http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=5627

Th unit seems reasonally well made considering it was under 30 and the Rayflash equivalent is over 180! I purchased the larger 175 model to fit my E-30 and FL-50 (the 175 refers to the dimension from the centre of the lens to the centre of the flash)

My main concern with the unit was the fact it has some mass and didn't makeme feel confortable hanging from the flash head. So I made a simple bracket to screw into the tri-pod screw on the camera and just attaches to the unit with Velcro. The bracket makes the whole unit feel much more secure and would recommend something similar.

The 2nd point worth mentioning is that because the unit is fixed relative to the flash head a longer lens will stick to far through for the flash to be of use.

Anyway here's a few pics of the unit and a few samples

Cheers *chr

Dave

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/ring-flash4.jpghttp://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/ring-flash3.jpg
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/ring-flash1.jpg
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/ring-flash2.jpg

I think overal it gives a pretty pleasing light, I do find you need to tweak the compensation on the flash a bit but that not a total surprise

Nice highlight without hotspots on both the car and my E-1

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/e1-ring-test.jpg
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/car-ring-test.jpg
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/flower1-ring-test.jpg

Archphoto
28th July 2009, 09:38 PM
It is allready on my wishlist for when I am back in Europe again.

I love the second shot !

Peter:D

HughofBardfield
29th July 2009, 12:54 PM
Nice - have you tried it for portraiture at all?

dbutch
29th July 2009, 01:02 PM
Hi Hugh

Not anything serious just a few quick shots and it gives an overal nice diffused look, much softer than direct flash, need to compare to the stoffen.

Actually one of the reasons for buying is we do a few pasports for friends and getting an even consistant result with out the studio lights was a hope and I think it might do this, the only possible downside I've seen at the moment is a couple of cases of red-eye.
Sorry no examples with me at moment (in work)

Dave

dbutch
30th July 2009, 08:07 PM
Hugh

Here is a quick sample of the nice shadow the adaptor gives compared to straight flash - not sure my daughter was impressed :D

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/flash_compare.jpg

Dave

HughofBardfield
4th August 2009, 01:27 PM
Nice - may just have to get one of those. Something I've always wanted, but struggled to justify the price of the "real thing" for the relatively few times I'd probably use it. :)

Thanks for sharing!