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Old 26th April 2016
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RING flash for macro

anyone have/used this or similar
YONGNUO MACRO LED FLASH LIGHT MR-58

The oly one is out of the question $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

to be honest I alway thought the yongnuo would disappear after people had trouble with them [the old if it sounds too cheap then .........] But they are still around.

I have got the cart before the horse here; haven't got a macro lens but I think the 60mm oly is not far away at Au$500 [260-70 b/pounds] for local stock

thanks for your thoughts
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Re: RING flash for macro

Can I refer the honourable gentleman to this thread?

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...629#post381629
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Re: RING flash for macro

I've got a 48 LED version (constant light type) as you can see in that linked thread, but this ML150 ring flash might be a much better option. http://www.photoequipmentstore.com.a...-Flash-ML-150/

This might be worth reading on the above flash though. http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/5...ing-flash.html

BTW, to use with the 60mm macro lens you would need a 46mm adapter ring which on mine is just the Lee Filter mounting type & are available off ebay.

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Re: RING flash for macro

If you already have a flashgun buy nothing new to start with but make a diffuser

For the Zuiko 60mm f2.8 make it shorter

EM1 sigma 105 Mk11 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Then consider a flash bracket and lastolite cable

Macro rigg E M5II by Alf Branch, on Flickr

This is the kind of results I have achieved that rig and a bout 6mm across the full frame

Dicyrtomina saundersi by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: RING flash for macro

Here is a natural light shot in bright sunlight

Fly with sunlight by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Here is the same fly with diffused flash

Fly with flash by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Ringflash is not necessary at all but twin flash would be nice
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Re: RING flash for macro

Alf! I have some pride ; but no flash lol

thanks for info and links; yet to look at them but certainly will.

Still not $500 sure I need the macro lens at all and I don't need or even want a flash if I don't have macro lens
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Re: RING flash for macro

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Alf! I have some pride ; but no flash lol

thanks for info and links; yet to look at them but certainly will.

Still not $500 sure I need the macro lens at all and I don't need or even want a flash if I don't have macro lens
You can spend the money on the lens (& hood) but save the money on a flash & just use the supplied FL-LM2 flash with a bit ingenuity. These are self explanatory photos of some tired old photos.






The small white flower is 8mm across & note it was f13 at ISO 400.

The last one is using a piece of white translucent plastic cut out from a milk bottle. That shouldn't damage your pride too much (plus it is very affordable & effective).

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Re: RING flash for macro

A set of extension tubes a raynox DCR250 and a Nissin di466 flash is about 200 in the UK.
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Re: RING flash for macro

Hi

I have used the Metz 15 MS-1 very successfully of some years, my main complaint is that my hand spread is only just able to reach the release buttons to safely remove it from the lens and, of course, you need a flash gun on the hot shoe to trigger it. You may also need additional adapter rings or step up/down rings to fit your lens. Have a look at the Metz, Speedgraphic or WEX web sites.

Or look out for a used Olympus Ring Flash RF-11 or Twin Flash TF-22 with the Macro Flash Controller FC-1, be aware that you do need the FC-1 with either the RF-11 or TF-22. About a month ago I picked up a used FC-1 with RF-11 in excellent condition (a few very minor scratches on the FC-1) with case, instructions, box and the adapter for the 60mm Macro Lens for 250 from Ffordes.

Having used the Olympus unit I do much prefer it to the Metz.

The Olympus unit is no longer listed on their web site so I guess that they have dis-continued it.
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