Sophia Scott wrote in post #17845094
Hello, I want to deal with macro photography. I have a EOS REBEL T2i and would like a help on how to start looking for a macro ring flash. I thought to http://www.macroringflash.com/meike-fc100/
but I'm not sure if it's the right decision. Thoughts?
Depends on what you want to do. That LED ring light isn't bright enough for still shot macro with a stopped down aperture for depth of field (think F8, F11 which is typical of macro). That light is basically a focus aid, or ok for fill light if your have a wide aperture and do not stop down (F2.8, F4, etc). It's just not that bright.
I would just use a normal speedlight with a diffuser.
If you want to use a ring light, I would still use a diffuser (a DIY setup). Yongnuo makes a nice ring light for a good price.
But really, a $40~50 manual speedlite flash and a DIY diffuser is the cheaper, better solution for light.
But it mostly depends of course on what you're actually wanting to do macro of.