I needed a flash for macro photography, but since for such purposes the usual Speedlite flash did not fit, I decided to study the sellers offer and choose an interesting option.
Having reviewed a bunch of options in the form of diffusers for a conventional flash, ring flashes with LEDs, flashes without TTL and parameter control options, I chose this one.
Its main plus is xenon lamps like on Speedlite flashes.
Bottom line: I advise you to take
Product Features: Compatible cameras: Canon
Guide Number: 14m (ISO100)
Effective distance: 20cm - 5m
Color Temperature: 5500K
Flash Coverage: 80 degrees in all directions
Ratio adjustment: 1: 8 ~ 1: 1 ~ 8: 1 in 1/2 stop increments
Flash exposure compensation: in 1/3 steps
Exposure confirmation: confirmation of flash exposure by the indicator
Focusing with the backlight: approx. 40 top and bottom, 45 left and right / Time: Approx. 20sec
Recharge Time: Approx. 0.1 ~ 5 sec
Batteries: 4x AA / LR6 alkaline batteries (not included)
Net Weight: 405g
What's in the box: Flash, adapter rings with a diameter of 52mm-77mm, leather storage bag, plastic shoe
Having made an order on the site and paid, I began to waitthe parcel. And after 21 days, as usual looking in the box, I found a mail notification. Well, what remained was how to take a passport and rush to the hell branch by mail. Having honestly stood an hour or two, I don’t want to remember these painful hours in the company of grandmothers and those who want to pay for an apartment, I finally took this yellow parcel that came to me from China and quickly escaped to freedom.
Well, the most interesting thing is what I got? Arriving home and unpacking the yellow bundle, I saw a cardboard box (unfortunately I did not manage to take a picture of the box, as it disappeared right away)
Such a pretty one, you can give without a twinge of conscience.
We open the box and get out all the contents in such a convenient leatherette bag
We get everything out of the bag and consider
The body flash itself and the diffuser ring are connected by a flexible cable.
Adapter rings on the lens, for attaching the flash. Screwed into the thread for filters.
We consider in detail
Detailed kit description
The ring itself with diffusers is divided into left and right half, which can adjust the flash intensity of each half.
Above and below, two windows with LEDs can be used for short-term illumination of the object and confident focus.
Back of the ring
On the sides of the button to fix the ring on the lens.
Flash body with a screen on which the modes and control buttons are displayed.
C.Fn - flash and backlight settings
Pilot - creates a test flash in the mode you choose, works even without a camera
Mode - select ETTL flash mode, manual, Multi mode
A: B - allows you to adjust the flash intensity of each half
LAMP - turns on the backlight on the ring, for better focus
In the middle is a wheel with a button for selecting parameters
Very pleased with the iron shoe
Also pleased with the lock, a simple shift to the side, you can fix the flash on the camera
Battery Compartment, Conventional AA Cells
It just won’t open, there is a special lock that needs to be moved to the side. So the batteries will not fall out during shooting.
I use Eneloop batteries for my flashes
Ring from a set near
And here is the thread through which the ring is screwed into the lens
All this at work
That's how the flash looks on the camera
Green backlight pleases the eye in low light
Additional object illumination and focus assistance
Flash only the left half
Flash only the right half
Flash left and right half
Solidly made and high-quality ringflash, which is useful to everyone who is engaged in macro photography or who needs a flash with the ability to direct the light in the right direction. All this is placed in a bag and conveniently stored in it, therefore it will not be lost throughout your photo bag. The plastic is pleasant to the touch and does not stink, the case does not creak and does not play.
+ Xenon lamps
+ AA batteries
+ Multiple settings
+ A set of adapter rings for different lenses
+ Extra highlight to help focus
+ Iron shoe and comfortable latch
- Price, but Canon’s flash plan is even more expensive