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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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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.
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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.Read more ›
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.
For down-and-dirty, fast, relatively close up photography (6"-6') without a lot of offset flash units or creative holding of flash units to kill shadows, this thing really does a very nice job. It's bright enough to be used as a movie video light and it absolutely and completely eliminates shadowing. If you're trying to get one of those old indoor, spot-light, Super-8 effects off of this, you'll be disappointed. With the light originating from around the lens itself, there's no place for a shadow to show.
And that's the whole point of this thing - get rid of shadow.
I haven't tried it in flash mode, though. My few hundred pictures so far have all been done with the light on at various levels of illumination and taking my light readings from that. The LED's seem to produce a good color balance (the colors in the pictures look like what I see), which even in otherwise low light look good.
But again, this is for close-up work. It's not a huge distance strobe or spotlight. Beyond about six feet, there is quite a bit of light loss. Keep in mind that the light has variable illumination levels, so the further out (or closer) it is, one can compensate for the illumination and color balance up to a point, but you still have a more flexible depth of illumination than a fixed brightness light.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great product for the price ! I can pep up portraits and avoid shadows on products pictures. lightweight and very easy to installPublished 2 months ago by Susanne Lewis
This product did not fit my camera. The pieces that it came with did not fit and there were many sent.Published 2 months ago by Haley Briley
Love how it works, making my YouTube videos look great . However you do not want to mount the power pack on your camera if you plan on taking a video because you can hear an awful... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Everything worked fine, but the one of the ring adapters that I needed the most had bad threading and it ruined my camera lens!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The ring lens attachment got stuck to my camera lens, even though it's the proper sized ring for my camera/lens, according to the instruction manual that came with the product. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alicia
Terrible cheap and ineffective product. I really wanted this flash to work well but I guess you get what you pay for. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul Awad