A&P Thoughts on this pseudo ring flash?

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  1. ov3n

    ov3n Active Member

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    expodisc dot com

    $200, but looks less bulky than the other DIY ring flashes I've seen.


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    Can't post links? WTF. It's the flash attachment.
     
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    I'd be all over it if it were cheaper
     
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    It's $200 now. Not the $300 in the article.

    Now only if I had a flash. :(
     
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    i paid less for a real ring flash
     
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    id pay the extra 200 for a alienbees ringflash
     
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    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    I have a Alien Bees Ringflash and used it for "candid" shots once before. But that's with the big unit + a 30amp battery in a backpack strapped to my back. And you cannot shoot TTL. It's all manual.

    And the power output of most ringflashes far exceeds a flash unit even on it's lowest setting. My unit on the LOWEST setting shoots at 1/250 f/8 at a distance of about 7 feet from the subject (I think that was ISO100, forget though). The flash tends to bother your subjects.

    I was considering getting one of these too, to be able to use WITH TTL.
     
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    I have the RayFlash, I purchased it about 6 months ago, my points on it:

    + Portable, I can use it in run and gun situations, no need to have a big studio ringflash lugged around if i feel like getting the ringflash effect at a event.

    + Def a conversation piece if your doing any kind of nightclub/event photography, people see it and just want their picture taken by it

    - It's bright and that may be annoying to people, Especially drunk people used to getting their images taken with little p&s flashes.

    - Need long lenses, physically. If I try my 20mm 2.8 or 24-85 they'll get the ring in the corners of the photos, the 24-70 b/c of it's physical length extends through the opening so no obstruction.

    - Red eye. shoot someone far enough away and you get aweful redeye. I'll get it using the 70-200 and the flash.
     

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