Kenro has announced the UK release of the LED8 Macro Ring Light from Marumi. This new addition to the extensive Marumi range has been specifically designed for macro photography. Built-in flashes are unsuitable for close-up photography as they can cast shadows and fail to properly illuminate the subject.
The LED macro light uses eight LEDs that position in front of the lens using a flexible cord. This enables the user to position the flash directly between lens and subject providing shadow-free illumination. The battery box is easily attached by screwing the power unit into the camera tripod socket, which makes the unit ideal for use with compact cameras.
Paul Kench, Kenro's Managing Director says "At such a low price point, this is a cost-effective and flexible way to light your close-up images, allowing you to take full advantage of the closest focus setting on your camera.
The LED8 is compact, lightweight and flexible and utilises long life white LED lamps that generate natural daylight quality light. The light is powered by three standard AAA batteries.
The LED8 Macro Ring Light is available now with an RRP of £65.80. The unit has the product code MA704014.
Kenro is the official UK distributors for the range of Marumi photographic accessories, including filters, lens hoods and flash guns. This can be purchased from the ePHOTOzine shop from here