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  • Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash & Light For The Nikon D5300, D5000, D3000, D3200, D5100, D5200, D3100, D7000, D7100, D4, D800, D800E, D600, D610, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D3, D3S, D700, Digital SLR Cameras (Will Fit 52,55,58,62,67,72,77mm Lenses)
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Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash & Light For The Nikon D5300, D5000, D3000, D3200, D5100, D5200, D3100, D7000, D7100, D4, D800, D800E, D600, D610, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D3, D3S, D700, Digital SLR Cameras (Will Fit 52,55,58,62,67,72,77mm Lenses)

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  • Soft Shadow Free Lighting
  • 33 LEDs at 5500K
  • Flash Mode - A) All 32 LEDs, B )Left 16 LEDs C) Right 16 LEDs
  • Light Mode - Constant On
  • Seven Brightness Level <> Includes 7 Mounting Rings (52-77mm)
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Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash & Light For The Nikon D5300, D5000, D3000, D3200, D5100, D5200, D3100, D7000, D7100, D4, D800, D800E, D600, D610, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D3, D3S, D700, Digital SLR Cameras (Will Fit 52,55,58,62,67,72,77mm Lenses) + eForCity Leather Hand Grip Strap Compatible with Nikon D5000 D5100 D7000 D90
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  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B006T4UUN8
  • Item model number: PL-MRFN
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 3, 2012

Product Description

This Polaroid macro LED ring flash attaches to canon brand hot shoes and macro-capable lenses with mounting ring diameters between 52mm-77mm- seven adapters are included with this package. The power pack attaches to the cameras hot shoe through which all synchronizing electrical signals travel.

You can control the output level of the LEDs and select all or half of them to fire - 32 LEDs for full lighting , 16 LEDs to create purposeful shadows on three dimensional subjects. You will also be able to change from flash firing mode to constant on. Constant on will let the camera decide which exposure is best and provide continuous light when using video cameras or the HD video mode in compatible digital cameras.

A ring light is the best source for close up photography. And that makes the Polaroid macro LED ring flash the perfect choice for photographers who require shadow free illumination - perfect for medical scientific and forensic photography.

Customer Reviews

Over all, its a good buy.
David Garcia
I have found that the LEDs wash out the photos too much.
Will C Morin
Easy to use and very good results.
Andres

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Jothdu on April 27, 2012
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I wasn't quite ready to drop the $500 needed for the Canon ring flash, so I decided to give this a shot, mainly since it was the only "name brand" (Polaroid) ring flash (not just a ring light) that was under $100 or so. It takes 4 AA batteries. There is no battery life indicator, so I assume it'll just be a nice surprise when the batteries die, though you should probably always have some extras regardless.

Build Quality: Sturdier than you would expect. I can only compare this to my Canon Speedlite 430EX II as it's the only other external flash I own, and while the Polaroid isn't even close to that level of quality, it doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart if you accidentally bump it on something. There's a hot shoe mounting wheel that tightens against the unit to keep it from falling off the camera. The entire unit is plastic, including the adapter rings (no surprise there) and the cable connecting the power controller to the ring flash is fixed on each side, though that isn't an issue because you first screw the adapter ring to the lens, then using a quick release (just like a lens cap) you attach the light unit to the adapter.

Features: This is not a TTL flash unit, so be prepared to learn how to use this manually and get to know the light meter in your camera. My T2i, much like the other reviewer's 7D, does not recognize this unit as an external flash when attached to the hot shoe, HOWEVER, the unit does indeed function as a flash triggered off the shutter, but NOT in Live View mode (see UPDATE below). Strange, but I'm sure there's some technical reason for that. It will fire as a flash (your mileage may vary) when you're using the viewfinder.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark Davini on May 22, 2012
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Gee. I don't really understand what the other two reviewers are talking about, because I have a Canon 7D (Firmware v1.2.5) with a 24-105 f/4 L IS. The ring light worked right out of the box, in Live view (both Live modes, and the Quick mode) and the flash fired every time. One thing I did not do was follow the directions where they said to turn off the "internal flash" mode. I put that in quotes, because there is only flash enable. If you turn it off, the flash is off.) But all three Live settings - even the incredibly frustrating "Quick View" - work just fine. I plan on spending some time with both the ring light and my 430 EXII flash to see if I can control the 430 wirelessly along with using the ring light.

I really hope this helps clear some things up. Aside from the fact that mine works as advertised, all other aspects of the other two reviewers are right on. The "light" mode seems much brighter than the "flash" mode, it's made of plastic, etc.

[UPDATE] Dopey me. Of course I can't use both flashes together! I need the on-board camera flash in order to trigger the 430 as a slave. Using this ring light in tandem with other lights would have to be a continuous only solution. I do wish the flash was a bit brighter, though.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Wade on August 14, 2012
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This works largely as you'd expect - it's 32 reasonably bright LEDs, that aren't particularly close to any obvious temperature (I think they're supposed to be 5500K, but they're a few hundred off in my case). It's not very bright compared to an actual flash, and because there's no shielding on the inside of the ring, you do get a haze effect, especially if you shoot at high ISO or in dirty air. That's only been problematic so far, though, at distances of several feet or more.

If you use this for macro, it's okay. It's not really bright enough to let you go down to really low apertures - I wouldn't try beyond f/16 in anything except long, tripod-mounted exposures. It also doesn't do a good job illuminating things that are only a few centimetres from your lens (since the ring itself sticks out a few centimetres as it is).

I also found that the light it produces is very, very flat. I guess that shouldn't be surprising given it is a ring, and it's presumably why it has modes for flashing from only one side or the other, but I'll admit I haven't tried those yet. Largely because getting it to work as a flash, rather than an always-on light, has been a bit problematic on my D3200 (though I expect once I do figure out the intricacies of that, it'll just become a matter of proper procedure). When I compare it to simply holding a 1000 lumens flashlight next to the lens, the flashlight produces so much better results, aesthetically.

Lastly, the manual is a bit brief... so much so that there are buttons on the hot shoe box that aren't explained, and don't have any apparent purpose. Bit weird.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Wegrzyn on March 26, 2012
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This works great as using just for a light and I do love the sensitivity adjustments. I have this on my Canon 7D but it will not work as a flash with it. It will say in the menu it is an incompatible flash, though this is supposed to be compatible with it according to details. I can't account for any other Canon camera. If you want a great light then this is much better than the Neewer brands, but if you expect it as a flash, I wouldn't recommend it
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