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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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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
19 Feb 2007 1:25PM
Could be tempted with this...

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azzabc 10 185 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2007 1:31PM
Mmmm me too.
mattmatic 10 598
19 Feb 2007 1:49PM
Details are here...
Pete e2
13 18.4k 96 England
19 Feb 2007 2:10PM
I've just been playing around with B&Q lighting to create a home made ring light...this seems like a great approach.
Ade_Osman 11 4.5k 36 England
19 Feb 2007 3:12PM
If it fits the 580EX, I wonder if it will fit the 550EX?.....Anyone any idea?
Ade
thewaiter 12 1.2k 9 England
19 Feb 2007 6:11PM
very interesting will it be at Focus ?
Dannyt 8 66
19 Feb 2007 7:53PM
Awesome Idea.
Ade from the copy above:

From the copy above "It is of course possible to use the Canon 580EX"
nikonneil 10 11 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2007 9:56PM
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 9 173
19 Feb 2007 10:37PM
Sounds dodgy to me, like the English translation on their web page
deviant 10 3.0k 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2007 11:15AM
Oooo that looks nice!
mattmatic 10 598
20 Feb 2007 11:40AM
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
20 Feb 2007 4:16PM
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.
21 Feb 2007 12:02AM
We at Warehouse Express will be getting them very soon, we are already taking pre-orders.
hal_S 8
16 Mar 2007 2:53PM
Outer diameter 14cm

Inner diameter 22cam

clever stuff...
hal_S 8
16 Mar 2007 2:54PM
Outer diameter 14cm

Inner diameter 22cam

clever stuff...

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