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    Ring flash for macro

    I'm about to buy a 100 macro f2.8L and need a ring flash . The canon is expensive....would you have any advice on independent models....i.e Yongunu or Intetfit or others?
    Brian Vickers LRPS

    brianvickersphotography.com

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    Re: Ring flash for macro

    I've got the Nissin MF18 ring flash and very pleased with it - offers loads of power with features to adjust output
    :- Ian

    5D Mk III, 24-105 / 70-200 f2.8 L / 100-400 Mk II / 100 macro / 16-35 L / 11-24 L / 1.4 & 2x converters and a bad back carrying it all ;o)

    :- https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosespana/

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      #3
      Re: Ring flash for macro

      I bought my Canon ring flash from Digital Rev - cheap and very reliable company - look them up
      James
      James Boardman Woodend
      www.jameswoodend.com

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        #4
        Re: Ring flash for macro

        Brian, I'm sure someone on here bought the Yongunu version of the Canon MR14, might be worth a search of the forum sections.
        Peter

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          Re: Ring flash for macro

          I have the Canon MR 14, and as you say it is expensive and you have to buy the lens adapter separately, which from memory was around 30.

          But for a fraction of the price you can get the Yongnuo MR 14, looks identical and does everything the Canon does and includes a range of adapters for different lenses. Had it been available when I bought my Canon MR 14, I would certainly have bought the Yongnuo in preference.

          Being sold on Amazon by various sellers http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yongnuo-YN-1...s=yongnuo+14ex

          Stan
          Stan - LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*

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            Re: Ring flash for macro

            Thanks Guys....I think I'll go with the Yongnuo...Its great value compared with the Canon and Nissin....thanks very much for the link Stan and your experience....that's clinched it for me. I hope I can get it and the lens for the weekend
            Brian Vickers LRPS

            brianvickersphotography.com

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              #7
              Re: Ring flash for macro

              Hi Brian,

              I have the Yongnuo version and consider it to be great value.

              Bill.
              7D, 400D, EF-S 15-85 f3.5/5.6, EF 100 f2.8 USM macro, Sigma 10-20 f4/5.6, Sigma 70-300 f4/5.6 APO, Sigma 50 f1.4, EF 28-90, EF 90-300, Sigma 150-600C, 430 EXll, Yongnuo 568 EX ll, Yongnuo Triggers, Yongnuo YN14-EX Ring Flash

              Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94610707@N05/

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                #8
                Re: Ring flash for macro

                Brilliant...thanks Bill....I will order in the morning.
                Brian Vickers LRPS

                brianvickersphotography.com

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                  #9
                  Re: Ring flash for macro

                  Will it control off camera flashes? I seem to rember my canon would but the other wouldn't.
                  Canon 1DX, 50D, EF500 F4.0 L, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L I , EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L II, EF70-200 f/2.8L II, EF180 f3.5L Macro, EF 24-105 f/4L, EF17-40 f/4L, EF2.0X III, EF1.4X III, 430EX II, MR-14EX...

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                    Re: Ring flash for macro

                    Originally posted by jimsphotography View Post
                    I bought my Canon ring flash from Digital Rev - cheap and very reliable company - look them up
                    James
                    I did give them a look....thanks James..I sometimes watch DigitalRevTV on YouTube.....a bit silly but useful reviews.
                    Brian Vickers LRPS

                    brianvickersphotography.com

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                      #11
                      Re: Ring flash for macro

                      Anyone tried one of those cheap ring lights on amazon & eBay? Just a led ring, not a flash. Took possession of a 100L today.
                      TS-E17 F4L, 70-300L, 100 F2.8L Macro. http://www.flickr.com/photos/waynelsworth/

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                        #12
                        Re: Ring flash for macro

                        I've never tried one, but when looking for a RF I did a lot of research and the biggest complaint with the LEDs was being under powered
                        :- Ian

                        5D Mk III, 24-105 / 70-200 f2.8 L / 100-400 Mk II / 100 macro / 16-35 L / 11-24 L / 1.4 & 2x converters and a bad back carrying it all ;o)

                        :- https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosespana/

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                          #13
                          Re: Ring flash for macro

                          Cheers Ian. I could get a flash but I'd prefer to light things to start with. Seems simpler.
                          TS-E17 F4L, 70-300L, 100 F2.8L Macro. http://www.flickr.com/photos/waynelsworth/

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                            #14
                            Re: Ring flash for macro

                            it will mean always working with a tripod and TBH I just put the flash on set the camera to 1/60 and adjust aperture - for me using a RF is all about freedom when doing marco work - saying that I still use a tripod sometimes ;o)..
                            :- Ian

                            5D Mk III, 24-105 / 70-200 f2.8 L / 100-400 Mk II / 100 macro / 16-35 L / 11-24 L / 1.4 & 2x converters and a bad back carrying it all ;o)

                            :- https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosespana/

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                              #15
                              Re: Ring flash for macro

                              Yes Wayne, I have one, along with a Canon ring flash, it works ok and can be steered, i.e. You can have it on either all, various power settings or left or right so you can work with shadows, it also came with a set of adaptor rings, you can also use it permanently lit i.e. on.
                              I haven't used it in a while but could run off the odd shot for you if you want, I used it at work etc handheld on my 24-105L walkround lens while taking shots in the aircraft Undercarriage bays etc of hole distortion,
                              Last edited by TonyT; 18-11-2015, 23:46.
                              Canon 1DX, 50D, EF500 F4.0 L, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L I , EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L II, EF70-200 f/2.8L II, EF180 f3.5L Macro, EF 24-105 f/4L, EF17-40 f/4L, EF2.0X III, EF1.4X III, 430EX II, MR-14EX...

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