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    danbrann
    danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Nov 2009 - 6:11 PM

    Which flash gun do I need to assist with my Canon 180mm Macro lens. Do I need to go for a ring Flash for best results?

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    cambirder
    cambirder  107202 forum posts England
    8 Nov 2009 - 6:15 PM

    Canon MR-14 EX or MT-24 EX

    Graywolf
    Graywolf  7964 forum posts United Kingdom
    8 Nov 2009 - 7:47 PM

    If you can't afford the Canon, try the Marumi Ringflash. Although you don't have anywhere near the same amount of control it gives very good results at a fraction of the price.

    AlanPerkins
    8 Nov 2009 - 8:01 PM

    IF you can afford it, the Canon MT-24 EX is more flexible than a ring flash.

    Overread
    Overread  63762 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Nov 2009 - 9:11 PM

    A simple speedlite (430EXII or 580EXII) with something like a lumiquest softbox can actually give pretty good lighting from the camera hotshoe alone. It works even better with the longer macro lenses since the longer working distances mean that the light gets cast more evenly over the subject. I also recomend this if you don't currently have a speedlite flash since it has far more scope and usability outside of macro work - whilst the dedicated macro flashes are more limited

    danbrann
    danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Nov 2009 - 10:04 PM

    Thank you. That really is helpful. There is plenty for me to go at there.
    Danbrann

    Coleslaw
    Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Nov 2009 - 10:07 PM

    Or sigma 140, which strangely I have one for sale...Smile

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