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  • Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

    Anyone tried these:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=350208803419

    I'm interested to know whether they are a waste of money or a cunning, good-value plan....

    Andy
    Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
    mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
    MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
    Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

    ("AndyElliott" @ FTU)

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    Re: Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

    They have several models and give no dimensions (I asked them for it) and Oly is not stated in their list, so ????
    If it realy works, it could be a nice item........

    Peter

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    • #3
      Re: Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

      That does look like a pretty good deal if they do indeed work

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      • #4
        Re: Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

        Hi, I saw various posts one the FourThirdsPhoto forum on this a while ago, so it's worth doing a search there. Make sure you use the Google search option.

        This is a similar one from a different ebay shop, but it has the measurements on the advert
        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=320363469541

        The idea is based on the Rayflash so it's worth doing a search on that too.

        Here's an even cheaper option.
        http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/sho...77794#poststop
        Best Regards
        Bill

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        • #5
          Re: Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

          Thanks for the info. I think the 175 bit = 175mm, so I've just ordered the F175 (seems to be the same as the RF175 in the other advert, and the way it uses a velcro loop around the flash head to adjust to any head size suggests the fitment is flexible).

          The original product does seem to work:

          http://www.expoimaging.net/product-d..._Flash_Adapter

          Andy
          Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
          mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
          MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
          Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

          ("AndyElliott" @ FTU)

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          • #6
            Re: Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

            Got an answer from the seller: he says type f155 for Oly.

            Peter

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            • #7
              Re: Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

              I have the metz 48 AF-1 - it's down to that distance centre of flash head to centre of lens - I measured mine, it's nearer 180mm - so it's the 175 for me!

              Andy
              Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
              mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
              MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
              Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

              ("AndyElliott" @ FTU)

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              • #8
                Re: Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

                All depends on the flash: I have a Metz 44 and it measures 165mm.

                Peter

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                • #9
                  Re: Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

                  I ordered one of these 5 days ago, it arrived today

                  The 175 unit fits my E-3 and FL50, the exif describes it as a fill in flash.

                  The illumination appears to be fairly even.

                  Rod

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                  • #10
                    Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
                    mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
                    MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
                    Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

                    ("AndyElliott" @ FTU)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Macro ring reflectors driven by normal flash

                      Just a few test shots:



                      Standard sort of shot, using the 12-60, 45 degrees to the plane of the table the apple is sitting on. Lighting is quite even.



                      A bit further out, but you can see the shadows cast left and right



                      The worst case scenario, holding the camera as for a portrait shot, this shows the top to bottom (now left to right) lighting variation. Not too much of an issue unless you like taking shots of white tables!



                      A more standard type of subject (ignore the composition and the deadness of the flowers!) - lighting is quite pleasing.


                      Andy
                      Olympus E-30, E-M1 mk1&2 ZD 7-14 f4, PL 25 f1.4D
                      mZuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro, 45 f1.8, 60 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 Pro, 300 f4 Pro
                      MC-14, HLD-7, HLD-9
                      Metz 58 AF-2 , Manfrotto 441, Gimbal Head, Velbon Neopod 74

                      ("AndyElliott" @ FTU)

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