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Doi Auto Circle Flash review

Doi were Japanese manufacturers of photography accessories who were around in the 70s and early 80s. The Auto Circle Flash was one of their range and quite a decent bit of kit, like other items in their portfolio. Weighing just 120g, the ring flash head is lighter than the Centon / Vivitar 5000 style model […]

Enlight Photo taking pre-orders for Orbis Ring Flash

Enlight Photo, started registering peoples interest in a new ringflash concept months ago. Now they have announced more details with an option to pre-order the Orbis Ringflash which is planned to start shipping in December. The Orbis Ring Flash attaches to your existing flashgun to create that characteristic ring flash look normally only possible with […]

Calumet Ring Flash

The Ringflash is back and it’s better than ever. A classic lighting accessory for the fashion photographer, the Ringflash gives a unique, full-frontal lighting effect. And right now, the Ringflash is one of the most sought-after accessories by fashion photographers around the world. The light comes from two semicircular flash tubes, each handling up to […]

Ray Flash: The Ring Flash Adapter for 580EX II

The Ray Flash is a unique adapter for your Canon 580EX II flash unit designed to replicate the lighting effect produced by traditional, expensive, and heavy powered studio ring flash units. The Ray Flash is portable and lightweight, and has been designed to take advantage of a camera’s TTL metering capabilities. Because the Ray Flash […]

Vivitar MacroFlash 5000

The Vivitar Macroflash 5000 was a popular option in the 80s and the specific unit was badged by Vivitar and was also available in various brand names from the likes of Cobra, Starblitz and Centon. It’s a fairly low power basic unit but the price makes it an affordable entry into the world of ring […]

SR Electronics RF-50 Ringflash test

I stumbled upon a review of a ringflash that looks remarkably like a Cobra, Vivitar, Starblitz ringflash. With the guise of digital Digi-Slave. It’s by Tom Beardmore and appears on Digital Camera Resource. Tom’s sums it up as Anyone who has a need (or a preference) to photograph close-up subjects should give serious consideration to […]

Who makes ringflash – brand names

There are many brand names past and present that make or have made ring flash. Here’s a selection off the top of my head. I’m sure there are many more ringflash manufacturers that I’ve forgotten to include. Let me know. Alfa Alien Bee Bowens Briese Broncolor Canon Centon Cokin Digi-Slave Elicar Elinchrom Hasselblad Hensel Lencarta […]

What types of ringflash are there?

The conventional portable ringflash is a single tube flash with an even output. The flash usually has one or two auto settings and a guide number of around 12 (ISO100/m). The portable ringflash attaches to the camera lens’ filter thread. The batteries are housed in the flash at the base of the unit. The next […]

Alien Bees ABR800 Ringflash review

There’s a review of the Alien Bees ABR800 Ringflash on Studio Lighting.net. Bill concludes in his verdict that The ABR800 really meets it’s objective of being an affordable, lightweight alternative to the higher end products on the market. In my opinion, the unit sacrifices nothing in the areas of output or quality While Ed goes […]

John Ricard explains how to use a Ringflash

I found this useful video on youtube where New York photographer John Ricard, along with Artistic Curves model, Sasha, explains how to use a Ringflash. It’s well worth a look.