86mm diameter macro flash

Jopa

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 11, 2015
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I'd like to start shooting macro again and purchase an EF version of the Sigma 180mm APO macro. Last time I used an A-mount version on my Sony A99 (both are sold a while ago :) ). I remember I couldn't find a macro flash for the Sigma due to the large filter thread diameter (86mm), and I'm wondering if things have changed since 2013?
 

koenkooi

EOS RP
Feb 25, 2015
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I use step-down rings for my sigma 150mm when using the MT-24 or MR-14, vignetting isn't an issue when shooting at F11 or narrower.
I've also had good results with a 270EX II velcro'd to the lenshood using a flash extender cable.
 

Jopa

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 11, 2015
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koenkooi said:
I've also had good results with a 270EX II velcro'd to the lenshood using a flash extender cable.
I think that's an AWESOME idea - you should patent it :) Going to try it myself with a wireless trigger. I have 2 x 600EX, but those are quite bulky, so most likely will buy some small inexpensive Chinese units and tape them to the hood. Thank you!