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anyone ever use one of these for macro?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by back alley, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. back alley

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

    119
    Feb 21, 2010
    no one?

    things are not looking good...;)
     
  2. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    I used one 30 years ago to take autopsy pictures at the National Zoo. It was handy and provided good, even light for tissue and organ pictures. I did not use it outside the lab so I cannot speak to how it works for nature photography, etc.

    However at the price I think the risk is small.
     
  3. back alley

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

    119
    Feb 21, 2010
    was it a ring flash?

    this one is led lights that are constant, no flash.
    ut can be left or right half or up or down light...
     
  4. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Ring flash.
     
  5. back alley

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

    119
    Feb 21, 2010
    thanks.

    well, i'm thinking these little guys are not so popular...but for 42. bucks it could be some fun to play with.

    all part of getting ready for cabin fever in the frigid north.
     
  6. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Apr 11, 2009
    I have not tried one of the LED types, but use a Nikon SB-29 Ring Flash for my Projects. They are nice. The one you just bought is 1/10th the price of the Nikon Flash. I think you did well. Report back how it works out.
     
  7. julienrl

    julienrl Mu-43 Regular

    100
    Jul 28, 2010
    Ottawa, Ontario
    If you do go for it, it would be nice to know how that works out for you... maybe try it with video too!
     
  8. JohnF

    JohnF Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Apr 1, 2010
    Oberursel, Germany
    Hi -

    I've not got this unit, but a similar one (that doesn't need the hot shoe unit).

    They work fine. It's not a flash and you need to watch for LED reflections on shiny objects, but other than that: great, great buy for the buck. I use it with my 50f2 and 35 f3.5 lenses just fine, and have used it with a 100 f4 Leica on bellows via adapter on the E30. Wonderful flat illumination.

    JohnF