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Macro Lighting

jimpy 6
10 Jan 2013 2:27PM
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 15 1.3k England
10 Jan 2013 4:32PM
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)
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
10 Jan 2013 5:18PM
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 Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
10 Jan 2013 5:21PM
Second vote for the Marumi DRF 14
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 5:35PM
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.
Andy_Cundell 7 1.1k 5 England
10 Jan 2013 6:16PM
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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