Re: macro lighting
- From: "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 15:43:44 GMT
"Tizzi" <s.rose7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:1138625578.302761.31650@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Did the ring flash have any advantages over the off camera strobe?
The supposed advantage of a ring light is its shadow-less nature and there are some pictures for which this may be desirable. My preferences are for more naturally looking illumination.
As far as equipment is concerned, the ring light I have is an ancient (Soligor IIRC) not-completely-automatic unit that had to be used manually with several test exposures before I could get decent lighting using the D70. I never did try it with either the 35mm film cameras or with the 2-1/4" square because of the uncertainly in the exposure. I suppose a flash meter would make all of that moot.
AFAIK There's only one ring light which works fully automatically with my Nikon D70 but several units (including a Nikon) that work with my film bodies (N90s & F100). Since the Sigma ring light is ~$350 and the off-camera cord and Sto-Fen diffuser totaled about $50, I didn't see much reason to purchase the new ring light since I could get almost the same effect by holding the flash right adjacent to the lens barrel.
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