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Sophia ­ Scott
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Jan 05, 2016 04:54 |  #1

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.macroringfl​ash.com/meike-fc100/ (external link) but I'm not sure if it's the right decision. Thoughts?




  
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Jan 05, 2016 06:56 |  #2

Sophia Scott wrote in post #17845094 (external link)
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.macroringfl​ash.com/meike-fc100/ (external link) but I'm not sure if it's the right decision. Thoughts?

Heya,

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.

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Jan 08, 2016 09:33 |  #3

I second a normal speedlite with a diffuser. A bracket to get it too the side of the camera and closer to the lens would be beneficial as well.


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Jan 13, 2016 06:12 |  #4

Atsumi wrote in post #17849768 (external link)
I second a normal speedlite with a diffuser. A bracket to get it too the side of the camera and closer to the lens would be beneficial as well.

That can be a good idea, although I found it too difficult to setup.
This is quite good although you need to cover the light with some thing (e.g. toilet paper) to avoid getting reflections




  
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Jan 13, 2016 14:37 |  #5

davholla wrote in post #17856366 (external link)
That can be a good idea, although I found it too difficult to setup.
This is quite good although you need to cover the light with some thing (e.g. toilet paper) to avoid getting reflections

I made a box lined with aluminum foil with a paper towel diffuser, then stuck a white card on the other side of the lens to redirect some light.


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Jan 14, 2016 08:44 |  #6

Agree. All you need is a speedlite and a DIY diffuser.

I use either a Canon 270EX (external link)

or a Nissin i40 (external link)

I like these two because they are light weight.


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