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What is a ringflash?

A ringflash, also sometimes called a macro flash, is a flash gun with a tube that’s doughnut or circular (ring) shaped. It is usually larger than the diameter of the camera’s lens and is positioned in front of the lens so you shoot through the centre of the circular tube. The benefit in doing this is a direct light that produces almost shadow free illumination.

Because the light from the ring flash is so close to the lens the ringflash is also used for medical and dental photography. Ringflashes are produced by most camera manufacturers and also studio lighting companies.

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