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06/18/2009 09:03:45 PM · #1
I would like to buy a ring flash for my d300, something portable battery powered would be good. I looked also at the adapters for sb800 are there any good?
Any suggestions.

Thanks in advance

Kris
06/18/2009 09:29:58 PM · #2
There is the Orbis one and Ray one. Both are good apparently.
06/18/2009 09:59:54 PM · #3
I've got the Orbis. I bought it largely for macro, as I don't do much portrait stuff, but on the portraits I have done it worked well for that as well (sorry no examples at the moment on DPC). I used it on ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1032/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_794498.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1032/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_794498.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' and I think also for ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1029/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_787927.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1029/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_787927.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. It makes for really smooth light really easily. It's not all that powerful, however, and comparing it to the Sigma ring and the R1C1 system, both allow for ratio control.
06/18/2009 10:26:28 PM · #4
I want to use it mainly for portraits. I wonder if this will give me enough power to fill the shadows in bright light and that catchy ring eye light would be a good addition.
06/18/2009 10:45:40 PM · #5
Originally posted by kwiktor:

I want to use it mainly for portraits. I wonder if this will give me enough power to fill the shadows in bright light and that catchy ring eye light would be a good addition.


You can check out their gallery for examples made using it. Also, if you wanted I could try and do a quick midmorning shoot to illustrate fill potential outdoors. I could probably post by Saturday.
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