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Nov 14, 2009 09:57 |  #1

I'm potentially in the market for a ring flash. I've had a look at the "show us your macro rig" thread. Great stuff in there...

As the Canon is a bit too expensive for my budget, I've had a look at alternatives. I've been able to find the following flashes reasonnably priced...

DÖRR DAF-14 TTL
BILORA D 140 RF
DÖRR LED Ring Light (Pro)



Does anyone have any experience with some of those. Macro shooting is not my main subject, but I'd like to have better light than what I currently have...

Otherwise, there could always be the SIGMA Ring Light Flash EM-140 DG, but it is way more expensive and comes closer to the Canon in term of price...

Thanks for your help!


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Nov 14, 2009 10:25 |  #2

I recently bought a Marumi Macro Ring Flash Model DRF14 for £98.99.(GBPounds)
It is a TTL flash.
Some of the model numbers you mentioned seem similar.
It seems OK but I am not a macro expert.
It was alot cheaper than Canon.

Mark




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Nov 14, 2009 19:51 |  #3

Build your own? I was reluctant to try and build Roy's ringflash (because it seemed difficult at first) but I'm glad I did...the results are quite good for a handheld macro rig.

http://www.motleypixel​.com ...index.php/topic,80.​0.html (external link)

A couple of my resulting photos

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Nov 15, 2009 02:51 |  #4

Mark, thanks for your input!

Thanks for the link Tim! I'd have to see how easily I can find all the required parts over here...


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