Ray Ring flash (adapter actually)

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Ray Ring flash (adapter actually)

Unread postby pakodominguez » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:44 pm

Hi David,

I saw the note about this ring flash adapter on Photoworld 2010 #2, pretty neutral BTW. I would like to ask if you could give us more information about this adapter, like real use: is this a macro only solution, or it can be use for everything?

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Re: Ray Ring flash (adapter actually)

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:22 am

Strictly non-macro - it can just about illuminate some macro shots, but it is far too large and too far ahead of the lens normally. By pushing it back, behind a 100mm for example, it can light macro. It is designed for fashion and portraits. I do not advise it, I sold mine as I could not see much chance I would use it for the intended purpose and I already have a very high power Metz 60CT with Paffrath & Kemperer custom ring flash head which does much better (like f/16 not f/4!) for fashion.

David

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Re: Ray Ring flash (adapter actually)

Unread postby pakodominguez » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:49 am

David Kilpatrick wrote:Strictly non-macro - it can just about illuminate some macro shots, but it is far too large and too far ahead of the lens normally. By pushing it back, behind a 100mm for example, it can light macro. It is designed for fashion and portraits. I do not advise it, I sold mine as I could not see much chance I would use it for the intended purpose and I already have a very high power Metz 60CT with Paffrath & Kemperer custom ring flash head which does much better (like f/16 not f/4!) for fashion.

David

Hum!
where can I find that Paffrath & Kempere head? my Metz 60 are waiting for....
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Re: Ray Ring flash (adapter actually)

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:16 pm

Ex-RAF military surplus sale - there were about two dozen kits sold in the UK, the vendor started at £200 including a new battery for the 60 packs and quickly realised people would pay double that. Richard got in early, and bought two complete kits at the first asking price.

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