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omar

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Macro Flash for 60D, need advice buying
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:31:32 AM »
I want to buy a macro lens for taking pics of gold and silver rings

I've seen on eBay flash rings that fit around the lens that cost £26

like this one:


is this ok?
i've only searched a little bit... and haven't found branded ones so far

Also... is there anything wrong with this flash for my 60D:



This one is a measly £26

I've looked up prices of 'proper' flashes for my camera and seem to only find ones for around £400!

Thanks


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Macro Flash for 60D, need advice buying
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:31:32 AM »

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Re: Macro Flash for 60D, need advice buying
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 11:49:45 AM »
I want to buy a macro lens for taking pics of gold and silver rings

I've seen on eBay flash rings that fit around the lens that cost £26

like this one:


is this ok?

Sure, that's fine...if you like donut-shaped reflections in the jewelry you shoot.  You had a thread on that problem before...
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Re: Macro Flash for 60D, need advice buying
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 12:15:08 PM »
Sure, that's fine...if you like donut-shaped reflections in the jewelry you shoot.  You had a thread on that problem before...
good point

at the moment, i am using 2 led torches shining at the ring
this gives a nice sparkle that u actually see if u twirl it in your fingers
i assumed the rings would be a good replacement

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Re: Macro Flash for 60D, need advice buying
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 03:37:44 AM »
Try shooting in a light tent - there are plenty of YouTube videos to get you started.

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Re: Macro Flash for 60D, need advice buying
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 12:07:12 AM »
Quality at first always pays off
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Re: Macro Flash for 60D, need advice buying
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 12:07:12 AM »