anyone have one etc? i am wanting one for events
Dave.Anderson.Photo PRO 6 years ago
Something like the Lumodi dish? I have the 14" silver and it's a very nice unit, though it wouldn't work with the flash mounted on the camera.

Are you looking for a shoot-through or mountable unit?
TCav Posted 6 years ago. Edited by TCav (admin) 6 years ago
Ring flashes (or ring lights) in general, aren't very strong, and while the Ray Flash transmits 92% of the light from a conventional external flash, that means a GN of an F58 becomes 49. That's still pretty good, but it's closer to what you'd get with an F43 that what you'd be accustomed to with the F58.

What type of "events" were you thinking of using this for?
trainerKEN. PRO Posted 6 years ago. Edited by trainerKEN. (member) 6 years ago
I have the Orbis Ring Flash, works pretty good... There are cheaper copies on eBay

Orbis Ring Flash w/ Sony / Minolta Flash

here's the Orbis Flickr group:
Cher Ping PRO 6 years ago
another adapter that is recommended is the ray flash. <-- group on flickr.

The Ray Flash loses only one stop of light, but personally, I think its usage is really restricted to on-camera (it might strain the flash head).

if you are curious about how they compare with each other, here's David Hobby did a comparison in two blogs:
cjimagery 6 years ago
Check out the o-flash adaptors - pocket money priced too...
trh51 PRO 6 years ago
I have the Sigma EM-140 DG TTL Macro Ringlight Flash, I mainly use it for macro, but it can produce some excellent portrait images.

link here >

nice I plan on using it at events
T cav type of events, mardi gras balls, home parties even weddings, you have seen the" mr and ms bill smith " those social page photos
TCav 6 years ago
I don't know much about using flash, but it seems to me that the benefits of these things is lost once you get past portraits.
Blackriver Images 6 years ago
I think this is the best ring flash for 400 bucks. Basically the same price as a typical flashgun and orbis/ray flash.

Drawbacks are;

1) You may already have a flashgun.
2) You will need to be near a power supply. Wall or portable.
Kevin_Barrett 6 years ago
Cher Ping PRO 6 years ago
- be careful with the O-flash. I heard somewhere that the light loss is an amazing 6 stops. (what do they have in there - a light sponge?)
any new ideas?
Cher Ping PRO 6 years ago <-- not sure about it, so i can't tell you much.
Kevin_Barrett Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Kevin_Barrett (moderator) 6 years ago
I have this one. Without having experience with any of the alternatives, all I can say is that it's probably worth the $35 dollars or so to get it and try out ring flash. Now, it isn't great in that it's not particularly efficient with your light, and it's pretty ugly when assembled, and not particularly rigid...but for $35 you can try out ring flash and decide if you want to spend the premium to get into more worthy equipment.

Look closely here and you can see the light distribution through the adapter:
Erasmus by Kevin_Barrett

No shadow from the glasses!
Browser by Kevin_Barrett

Pester your pets:
Tolerant Kitty by Kevin_Barrett

...and your friends, too:
Dan and Ruby by Kevin_Barrett
AVD AlphaDuctions 6 years ago
so which one did you end up getting and how do you like it?
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