Magnolia by Orbis Ringflash with canon 580ex , with orbis arm kit
//The Orbis and Orbis Arm, Ring Flash On a Budget
Orbis official arm is 59.00 $ USD
But I find this one from orbis flickr forum .
Chuqing Vision says:
not much different with Orbis arm aprt from material. i guess
I hope orbis design better than this.
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I went to Tokyu Hand in Shinjuku, and got two different L-brackets, one with that screw knob and backing included for 900 yen. Got the two camera mount screws for 500 yen each at Yodobashi Camera, and then padded the connection points with left over bicycle handlebar tape, and then electrical tape. I had to file it a bit to get the middle screw backing to fit in the hole in the longer L-bracket, and for the camera mount screw to fit through the hole on the same bracket, but it works great~
The basics of setting up Nikon’s Wireless “Creative Lighting System” using a Nikon D90 and an SB800. With some examples of off-camera flash photos with and without the orbis™ ring flash. The pop-up flash on the D70, D70S, D80, D90, D200, D300 and D700 can all be used to fire Nikon flashes wirelessly, check your manual for details. All of these have a similar setup screen that you’ll see in this video, except the D70 and D80. There’s a Nikon online help topic to find out more here:http://support.nikontech.com/app/answ… Thanks to Anita, the model, from issis.co.nz for her help.
orbis™ ring flash episode 003 – kickbox shoot
The orbis™ ring flash, available at www.orbisflash.com, in action at a photo shoot of a kickboxer. Includes the advanced tip of using the orbis™ as a small softbox for directional lighting effects at close range.
Look out for episode 004 on orbis™ ring flash techniques, coming soon.
A while back I interviewed Italian fashion photographer Massimo Zanigni, after I’d spotted him posting some very polished, beautifully shadowless photography to the orbis™ ring flash flickr group. It turns out he’s a pro photographer who scored an assignment for a big Italian fashion label, Magilla, shooting none-other than gorgeous Italian celebrity Rafaella Fico. You can read the interview we did here.
The other day, excited to be using his new orbis™ arm, Massimo emailed me to let me know about three behind-the-scenes videos from the Magilla campaign. I thought you’d be interested to see them, so without further ado you’ll find them below. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to shoot a beautiful model in a stunning Venetial palace with an orbis™, you’ve come to the right place. Bravo Massimo !
Orbis Ring Flash Attachment, for Use with Existing Flash / Strobe, “One Size” Fits Most Flashes
Canon OC-E3 – Flash synchro cable
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
Price For All Three: $659.06
The orbis ring flash uses your existing flash/strobe to create the same beautiful, characteristic ring flash look that has previously only been possible with expensive studio systems. Ring flash has long been recognised as characteristic of high-end portrait and fashion photography. The preserve of the upper end of the market, studio ring flash systems cast beautiful shadowless light yet are bulky, fragile, unwieldy and costly. Conceived by a full time professional photographer and developed by top optical designers, the orbis ring flash is made from durable ABS plastics, weighs around 500g and is totally portable. The patent-pending light-tunnel’ redirects the light from your flash/strobe transforming it into an incredibly effective ring flash. A patent-pending ‘one-size-fits-most’ dock means that the orbis works with a huge range of flash/strobes with no need for add-ons. The orbis enables you to take photographs with shadowless quality ring flash light – without the high costs associated with buying or renting a bulky studio ring flash. All you need is a standard flash/strobe unit and an off-camera cord (or other remote triggering method). the orbis is handheld so neither impedes your camera system’s functionality nor relies on the fragile hotshoe connection. The orbis arm, a simple kit enabling you to fix your orbis to your camera, is now available. The orbis was designed to give serious photogr aphers an edge; by enabling you
Orbis Ringflash Adapter Review from amazon.com
Orbis Ring Flash Attachment, for Use with Existing Flash / Strobe, “One Size” Fits Most Flashes
I was skeptical, June 5, 2009 ::: Is it worth almost $200 for basically a plastic angel food cake mold with a white translucent plastic light diffuser? It depends on what your requirements are. I just finished using it for an in-situ portrait shoot. For me, it eliminated the need to carry either a soft box light kit, or a bounce umbrella. Used as a main light, either shooting through the center ring, as most ring light photography is done, or just using it off camera, slaved to a little strobe like my old Vivitar 283, this Orbis thing was pretty amazing at providing powerful, yet very soft light for photographing a single subject. It totally eliminated that hard edged, precise direct strobe that chisels facial features and leaves those annoying ghost shadows behind the subject. Even with a light box or umbrella, you have to position the lights above the subject and cast the light downward to eliminate those shadows. With the Orbis, you don’t have to worry about that.
When I opened the box the first time I thought, “Jeez, it’s just a piece of plastic!” I was almost tempted to send it right back. I didn’t and I’m glad. Closer inspection reveals that this ring had a lot of technology put into its development. The flash unit of your choice slips into the bottom of the ring. Inside, there are silver plastic baffles that evenly distribute the light around the ring with no hot spots. I’d say without checking with my flash meter, that it only absorbs about 1 stop of light or less.
Just one little snag that can be overcome with some gaffer tape: This plastic is slippery and if not secured to your flash unit, believe me, it will do its best to fly off and hit the floor, hard! You better gaff it good. I see that Orbis is trying to fix the problem, but until they do, you are better off taping your flash to the Orbis. But their plastic is not only light, it’s durable. During my first shoot, the thing flew off my flash unit and hit the carpeted floor from a height of 6′ not once, but twice. The Orbis took the hits without damage. But I’m not going to take any more chances. Gaff it down tight!
How will I use this tool in the future. Now that I know what it can do, it will be part of my light-weight, on the go bag. If I need to rush out and do a quick in-situ portrait, like a business exec sitting on the corner of his desk looking official, this is the right light for the job. When there is no time for bringing in complex lighting or if the subject is really busy and he wants you in and out of there in less than 20 minutes, the Orbis makes it easy to get on and off the shoot quickly without a lot of fiddling around. I’m keeping it!
We were messing around yesterday doing some photos when I remembered how
inspired I was by a photo taken by flickr user TokyoBoy. So this is our own version.. without the cool Japanese location. © james madelin 2009.
During a recent visit to the flashy London offices of Amateur Photographer UK, they mentioned they’d reviewed the orbis™. As it’s been reviewed in so many mags, I had to admit that I’d totally missed it! So here’s the clipping… 4/5 stars. I’m hoping that with the orbis™ arm we’ll be able to get full marks!
Another photo from NZ Fashion Week 2009 of the orbis™ in use, to grab on-the-fly backstage shots of some Adrian Hailwood garments. Apparently the model was a contestant in a recent series of a locally produced version of “America’s Next Top Model” !!! I’m hoping to interview the photographer soon too…. © Aaron K
The basics of using an off camera cord; why you’d want to and how simple they are to connect, with some examples of off-camera cord photos with and without the orbis™ ring flash. Be sure not to miss using the orbis(tm) as a small softbox featured at the end, for directional light that isn’t harsh. Thanks to Anita, the model, from issis.co.nz for her help. Next video, setting up Nikon’s CLS system !
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the orbis™ arm is here…
The most long awaited accessory in orbis™ history is here! I’m hugely proud to announce that the orbis™ arm, that fits your orbis™ ring flash and flash to your camera for extended on-the-lens photography, has arrived and is now for sale right here at orbisflash.com, and through our global network of affiliated dealers. Click here for USA stores, and here for the rest of the globe; we split them up as there are so many of them.
And I’ve just posted a video all about the basics of shooting with an off-camera cord. More videos to come soon, including setting up Nikon’s CLS system, various shadowless hints and tips, orbis™ photographer profiles and more.
Learn how He made this bracket:
But other’s opinion is :
The flash and Orbis Ring Flash are heavier than the bracket. The bracket is hollow tubing and is extremely light. The camera and lens are much heavier than everything else. I’m used to shooting with a D300 with MD-D10 grip, a 70-200 f/2.8, and SB-800 flash. This whole setup is lighter.
Orbis Ringflash adapter installed picture with Orbis Arm.
Alternative Ringflash : Orbis Ringflash Adapter
Orbis™ ring flash instruction video- 003g
A great video submitted by orbis(tm) ring flash flickr group member Graham Jarvis, AKA Permanent | Daylight, shooting with his orbis(tm) for a makeup test. Using a really effective yet simple home setup it just goes to show what you can do with an orbis™, some glittery fabric, creative thought and a gorgeous & willing volunteer! Read more at his blog:
The great music was put together in super-fast time, as he didn’t want to use un-licensed tunes, and is thanks to Beats for the Subverted: