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Ring flash recommendation please

pixel_Painter Avatar
21 Jan 2020 6:36PM
Hi Guys...

I am using a Canon 5D which is getting old and i'm struggling to find a ringflash to use for insect hunting when the summer gets here, I find them for the EOS 5D mkII but not for the EOS 5D, can anyone help me with this please?

Philh04 Avatar
Philh04 18 2.3k United Kingdom
21 Jan 2020 8:19PM
They should all work with the 5D as well...
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pink Plus
20 7.5k 11 England
22 Jan 2020 8:02AM
It's more of a lens fitment than a Camera fitment item, as Phil said the camera is not important, its how it attaches to the lens, normally a screw in adaptor and the flash then attaches to the adaptor.
I use a Macro lens that has a 55mm filter size, simply attach the adaptor ring (a selection will come with the ring flash) and snap on the flash, connect to the hot shoe and away you go.
stevepwest Avatar
stevepwest 6 291 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2020 2:59PM
Hi. If you don't mind something low cost then Neewer does a cheap ring light to fit a variety of cameras/lenses. While not an actual flash but an LED light, the unit has a control box that sits on your hot shoe and can either be set to 'flash' when the shutter opens or be set to continuous, so also useful for video. The whole hit retails for about £24 (UK) on Amazon and includes adapters for a wide range of filter screw sizes, the ring light itself just clipping onto the adapter. Takes 4 AA batteries and features an LED display of status and brightness setting (variable). Also includes four covers for the LED array, clear, diffuse white, diffuse blue and diffuse warming

Being an LED light there will be no TTL 'flash' metering, but as a light it can utilise the camera's own metering, especially if set to continuous.

Hope that helps.
dark_lord Avatar
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
22 Jan 2020 8:07PM
Kenro makea ringflash at a reasonable price (whichis why I bought one!). Canon compatioble (and models that are compatible with other makes). I got mine from Speed Graphic.
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teepee 20 1.8k England
23 Jan 2020 6:37PM
try this Neewer® R-160 160 Pieces 5600K 10W Mini LED Macro Ring Light with 6 Adapter Rings (49mm/52mm/55mm/58mm/62mm/67mm) for Macro Canon/Nikon/Sony/Sigma/Tamron Lens
Neewer® R-160 160 Pieces 5600K 10W Mini LED Macro Ring Light with 6 Adapter Rings (49mm/52mm/55mm/58mm/62mm/67mm) for Macro Canon/Nikon/Sony/Sigma/Tamron £29-99 from AMAZON


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