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Flaghead Photographic - SIRC and SIRN for Canon 580EX and Nikon SB800

Flaghead Photographic - SIRC and SIRN for Canon 580EX and Nikon SB800 - Want that high quality, fashion photography style ringflash, but stuck with a regular flashgun? Flaghead have an adapter for Canon and Nikon flashguns that deliver pro results at peanut prices.

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Flaghead Photographic - SIRC and SIRN for Canon 580EX and Nikon SB800
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Flaghead Photographic - SIRC and SIRN for Canon 580EX and Nikon SB800
Press release:
Flaghead Photographic have launched the ringflash adapter to fit Canon 580EX and Nikon SB800 flash units.  This unique product was developed by a professional photographer from the Czech Republic.  It uses a clever system of internal prisms and reflectors to distribute the light emitted from the flash unit evenly around the large diameter of the ringflash adapter.

The ringflash adapter creates a very special lighting effect: a “3-D shadow-wrapped look”.  Because all light originates from the front, ie from around the lens, it produces a virtually shadowless look on the front of your subject, while a soft, even shadow appears around the edges.  It is ideally suited for fashion, portrait and beauty images as a main light or fill-in.

Due to it’s large inner diameter (143mm), the ringflash adapter will work with all lenses from Canon & Nikon.  Exposure control is easy with Canon or Nikon cameras (or their derivatives): all TTL functions and manual mode work as usual.

It is of course possible to use the Canon 580EX and the Nikon SB800 with other camera brands in manual mode. By using a simple hot-shoe adapter with a standard synchronisation lead and improvising a suitable way of mounting the flash to the camera. The ringflash adapter is a very affordable way to achieve typical ringflash lighting quality normally only available to studio flash equipment users.

Technical data
Outer diameter: 143mm
Inner diameter: 227mm
Weight: 509 gram
Exposure Guide: f/8 at 2m, 100ISO
Zoom setting: 50-70mm  on Canon 580EX & Nikon SB800
Mounting: Attaches to front off, flash unit

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Could be tempted with this...

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Mmmm me too.
Details are here...
Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
I've just been playing around with B&Q lighting to create a home made ring light...this seems like a great approach.
If it fits the 580EX, I wonder if it will fit the 550EX?.....Anyone any idea?
Ade
thewaiter 13 1.2k 9 England
very interesting will it be at Focus ?
Awesome Idea.
Ade from the copy above:

From the copy above "It is of course possible to use the Canon 580EX"
I am gutted I have just paid two and half grand for a elinchrom RX ranger ring flash set!!!!.
and this would have done ..
bigufe 10 173
Sounds dodgy to me, like the English translation on their web page
deviant 11 3.0k 1 United Kingdom
Oooo that looks nice!
Only thing that looks a bit risky - it weighs half a kilo.
So that's a flashgun + half kilo hanging off the flash hotshoe... could be interesting :-|
Matt
Tonyd3 10 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
I have seen this at Photokina and i wanted one then but could not buy one, belive me this is excellent and well worth the money it will sell very well in the UK. i tried one on a SB800 with great results.
We at Warehouse Express will be getting them very soon, we are already taking pre-orders.
Outer diameter 14cm

Inner diameter 22cam

clever stuff...
Outer diameter 14cm

Inner diameter 22cam

clever stuff...

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