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Old 01-26-2006, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking on E-bay for a cheap ring flash. All the ones there are listed as being for close up photograhy. Are they what I should get? I've read good things on here about ring flashes but have no idea what one looks like.
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those on eBay would probably be too small for what you want to use them for.

Heres something I came across online if your interested in building your own [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] There are many ways of building one and have been discussed here a few times. I'm on the way out the door so thats all I can do for yah..

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Old 01-26-2006, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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please do a "search forum" on this topic.

It comes up every few weeks and the same questions get answered everytime.

I think the last time it came up was last week.
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Old 01-26-2006, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip. I searched and all that came up was a discussion about a praticular lighting situation. I am looking for a model number or photo of an actual ring flash that I can compare to what's on sale on E-bay or somewhere else.
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is the type that you're looking for of different brands of ring flashes. There are some pictures there to give you an idea, too.

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Old 01-26-2006, 10:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had the pleasure of watching Chung Lee shoot some agency
models using a Sunpak DX-12R ring flash. He had this
connected to a 24-70 EF L Canon lens. He created amazing
images. These can be purchased fairly inexpensively on
eBay. Now the big boy Hensel and ProPhoto ringflash units
are about 10 times as expensive. The Sunpak has a guide
number of 40 at 100asa.

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Old 01-27-2006, 08:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sunpak Auto DX 8R Thyristor Ring Flash

Would this be a good place to start?? I found this one on E-Bay. I would be using it on my Canon 20D
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Old 01-29-2006, 12:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I don’t think that those small Ring Flash/Lights will deliver the same effect, they are designed for macro photography. I’ve been experimenting more and more with mine. I have a profoto ringlight with the soft light reflector. I shot this Friday night, I think the metallic dress really helped out.

BTW This is my first image post on here, I've been lurking too long, it's time to start posting.


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Old 01-29-2006, 04:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey Mark I just bought the Profoto with the soft reflector too, haven't tried it yet but your photo is inspiring [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Scott
I've found that the softlight reflector is a must, I'd love to see some of your work with the ring light.


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