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|Category:||Portable Flash and Lighting|
Ringflash compatibility update - Flaghead Photographic launched the innovative ringflash adapter at this years Focus On Imaging exhibition and it was an instant success.
Several hundred adapters for the Canon 580EX sold in just one week and not just to owners of the Canon 580EX, but also to many photographers who where able to ingeniously adapt the devise to flash units of various other makes. The attractive price and excellent performance combined with a lightweight construction make this unit very attractive indeed for use in fashion, beauty, portrait and even reportage photography.
The following information will answer frequently asked questions:
Delivery of the Nikon version:
The ringflash adapter for the Nikon SB800 (Code: SIRN) has been delayed and deliveries for this product are expected to commence in Mid-June 2007. We apologise sincerely for the unforeseen delay.
Compatibility with other flash units:
There have been many requests from owners of flash units other than the Nikon SB800 and Canon 580EX to make use of this unique product. At the moment there is no time schedule for further models of the ringflash adapter. However, feedback from happy users of the ringflash adapter shows that the current model can be used with a variety of other flash units.Ringflash adapter for Canon 580EX (code: SIRC) will fit perfectly to:
- Canon 580EX
- Metz 58 Series
- Minolta 5600 HS
- Konica/Minolta 5600 HS (D)
- Sony FLV-56AM
The recently released Canon 580EX MKII will not fit the current model. Canon have changed the front dimensions of the 580EX MKII (approx. 2 mm larger). A new model of the ringflash adapter is in preparation.
Ringflash adapter for Nikon SB800 is a perfect match to the SB800. So far we have no further information on potential use with other flash units. We do know that the Nikon SB600 is slightly smaller than the SB800 and therefore will not hold the ringflash adapter safely in position, but could easily be adapted.
Images taken with the ringflash adapter can be viewed here.