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    jimpy  2
    10 Jan 2013 - 2:27 PM

    I would like some advice on lighting systems for Macro both indoor and outdoor. I have a Nikon D3200 and Sigma 105mm VR Macro lens
    I am considering the SB910 as a commander, what other cheaper makes are compatible as slaves, or should I be considering a completely
    different route.


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    teepee  11720 forum posts England
    10 Jan 2013 - 4:32 PM

    I bought this from ebay 21-99 delivered. Its LED (constant light not flash) You canchoose full or half power and left or right : YONGNUO WJ-60 Macro Photography LED Ring Light for DLSR C... (270994873561)

    10 Jan 2013 - 5:18 PM

    For an "around the lens" macro lighting solution (ignoring Nikon's own expensive macro flashes) there are three main options:

    1. LED based, such as teepee mentions above
    2. Units that provide ring flash by channelling the light from a normal speedlite on the hotshoe
    3. Less expensive proper ring-flashes. I use the Marumi DRF14N which cost just over 90 a few years ago (I think it may be nearer 120 nowadays) and I find excellent.


    adrian_w e2 Member 73389 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Jan 2013 - 5:21 PM

    Second vote for the Marumi DRF 14

    mikehit  56743 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Jan 2013 - 5:35 PM

    I have a Nikon SB21 ring flash with step ring for the 105mm lens plus Nikon AS14 power pack (intended for Nikon F50 and hardly ever used) - if you are interested please let me know.

    10 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM

    I went for a Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash PLMRFN to go with my Nikon 105 Macro after it was recommended to me. It's a very good little ring flash for the money. I use it mainly on the 'light on' mode so I can see to focus properly.


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