Primeras impresiones con el Ray Flash, originally uploaded by .:fotomaf:..

Me encantan los flash de anillo (o beauty dish, como alguno le llaman) y tengo el ojo echado en el Alien Bee ABR800. ¿Problema? que el precio de la unidad es de unos 399$, que lleva voltaje americano y que para sacarlo de paseo hay que comprar una unidad de energia portable por otros 300$. No dudo, para nada, que la calidad de la luz de un flash de estas características sería mucho mejor que este Ray Flash, pero como estimo que no voy a darle uso continuo, he preferido gastarme mucho menos (199$) en este “invento” sin saber muy bien cómo iba a funcionar.

El caso es que este adaptador no pesa prácticamente nada y encaja a la perfección en mi 580 EX II (abajo tenéis un link con la página de producto, porque hay diferentes acabados según cámara/flash) La medición eTTL prometen que no se ve afectada, así como la temperatura de color. El aparato en si no es más que un difusor pasivo, no hay luces extra ni nada parecido, y sorprende mucho que no haya perdida de luz aparente con su uso…

29 de diciembre 2009 • Mauro A. Fuentes Álvarez • Canon EOS 5D Mark II • f/2,0 a ¹⁄₂₀ seg. ISO 100, 0 EV, Programa: Manual, Medición: Puntual • Flash? flash fired • Objetivo: EF135mm f/2L USM a 135 mm

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Alison, originally uploaded by IamPhil.

A test shot using my Canon 40D to check the exposure before taking the final shot with my Mamiya C330S.

Part of my upcoming series “Identity and the Aesthetics”.

Strobist Lighting Information:
1 580EX MKII at 1/4 in Rayflash ringlight adapater camera left

I do need a lot of help with the title of my upcoming series though, “identity” is used in a completely different context in the art world and I want to avoid that context… suggestions?

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State of the Ringflash market Ver 02: Hensel, Profoto, Elinchrom, Bowens, Broncolor, Alienbees, Orbis, Rayflash, Gopro, CoCo, Horusbennu

★ See full size in flickr -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/publish9/4162010951/

This version added 3 cheap Ringflash  adapter

GoPro O Flash TTL Ring Light  $79.99
COCO Ringflash Adapter  $49.95
Horusbennu Portable Ringflash  Adapter $40.75
  • GoPro O Flash TTL Ring Light
  • COCO Ringflash Adapter
  • Horusbennu Portable Ringflash  Adapter

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Exact similar style CoCo ringflash. with Ray flash .

Coco ring flash for less than $60.00 new and it looks just like the Ray flash. I’ll say! It looks even more like a Ray Flash than the similar Saturn Ring Flash. I think somebody didn’t get his or her patent(s) taken care of!

Description

Designed to replicate the lighting effect produced by heavy, expensive ring flashes. Light & Portable Requires no power Available in for Canon & Nikon

Coco Ringflash info on amazon

Coco Ring Flash Adapter for Sony HVL-F58AM Flash with Sony Alpha A100, A200, A300, A350, A700 & A900 Digital SLR Cameras/ Coco Ring Flash Adapter for Canon 580EX II Flash with Canon 5D Mark II, 7D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, & 10D SLR Camera’s

List Price: $99.99 / Price: $49.95

But I still want Orbis Ringflash :)
here’s another similar style.

named Gopro Ringflash adapter.

Here’s review about Coco Ringflash

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Afterburn Attire, originally uploaded by rapidflop.

Afterburn Attire
First pic with my Rayflash ringflash adapter, Very cool!

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State of the Ringflah market : Hensel, Profoto, Elinchrom, Bowens, Broncolor, Alienbees, Orbis, Rayflash, originally uploaded by publish9(아홉시).


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State of the Ringflah market : Hensel, Profoto, Elinchrom, Bowens, Broncolor, Alienbees, Orbis, Rayflash  NOV, 2009

This Contents include :

Hensel

RINGFLASH 3000 XS                 $1,329.95

3410 Ringflash 3000PM-XS

Profoto

Proring

Proring 2

Elinchrom

Ringflash 1500    $1,468.75

Ringflash 3000

Bowens

Ringlite Converter         $354.90

Ringflash Pro               $1,699.95

Broncolor

Ringflash C

Ringflash P

alienbees

ABR800    $399

Orbis Ringflah Adapter

rayflash $199.95

*Ringflah Price info (via adorama NOV.2009)

And here also stunning  collage about DSLR

http://www.flickr.com/photos/penmachine/3177722200/

Hensel
RINGFLASH 3000 XS                 $1,329.95
3410 Ringflash 3000PM-XS
Profoto
Proring
Proring 2
Elinchrom
Ringflash 1500    $1,468.75
Ringflash 3000
Bowens
Ringlite Converter         $354.90
Ringflash Pro               $1,699.95
Broncolor
Ringflash C
Ringflash P
alienbees
ABR800    $399

Orbis Ringflash Adapter : $199.90

Rayflash $199.95

Ringflah Price info (via adorama NOV.2009)
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The two images below were taken to demonstrate the lighting effect produced by the Ray Flash for close-up portraits.  The image on the left was taken using a bare flash.  The image on the right was taken using the Ray Flash.  The camera settings are the same.  Note the difference in the skin, shadow and specular highlights.

What is the Ray Flash Ringflah Adapter?

The Ray Flash (U.S. and international patents pending) is a unique adapter for your hot-shoe flash unit designed to replicate the lighting effect produced by traditional, expensive, and heavy powered studio ring light units.

The Ray Flash is portable and lightweight, and has been designed to take advantage of a camera’s TTL metering capabilities.  Because the Ray Flash relies on the hot-shoe flash to generate its light, it contains no electronics, no flash tubes and requires no cumbersome cables.  The light distribution is accomplished through a sophisticated system of internal light-shapers designed to distribute and project the light evenly around the lens.

The Ray Flash creates the distinctive ring light effect:  a three-dimensional shadow-wrapped look around the subject.  Because ring flash light originates from a circle around the lens, it produces a virtually shadowless look on the front of your subject, while producing a soft even shadow around the edges. The versatile Ray Flash is ideally suited for fashion, wedding, portrait, journalist and macro photography as either a main or fill light.

Weighing just 13-14 oz, the Ray Flash is lightweight and is easily supported by hot-shoe mounted flash units. The 4 1/8” internal diameter of the Ray Flash is large enough to accept almost all professional lenses from Nikon & Canon.

The Ray Flash is specifically designed for the Canon 580EX (I & II), Nikon SB800 and Nikon SB900 flash units.  However, existing Ray Flash models will also fit older Nikon flash units, including the SB24, SB26 and SB600, as well as selected flash units from Sony, Metz, Olympus, and Sigma.  For the full model range please see the chart at the bottom of the page.

Model Code: Fits Camera Models:
RAN160 Nikon SB800 with D300/D200/D70/D80/D50/D40/D60/D90
RAN170 Nikon SB800 with D1/D2/D3/D700
RAN179 Nikon SB900 with D300/D200/D70/D80/D50/D40/D60/D90
RAN189 Nikon SB900 with D1/D2/D3/D700
RAC160 Canon 580EX with Digital Rebel series
RAC170 Canon 580EX with 5D (mk I & II)/50D/40D/30D/20D/10D
RAC175 Canon 580EX with 1D/1Ds/1V
RAC160-2 Canon 580EX II with Digital Rebel series
RAC170-2 Canon 580EX II with 7D/5D(mk I & II)/50D/40D/30D/20D/10D
RAC175-2 Canon 580EX II with 1D/1Ds/1V

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(via http://www.expoimaging.net/product-detail.php?cat_id=8&product_id=15&keywords=Ray_Flash:_The_Ring_Flash_Adapter)

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Model Portfolios New York Photographer John Ricard presents a Photography Tutorial showing differences between a Rayflash and a Ringflash

people’s opinion of this review :

The Canon 580 flash is set to 1/1 and depending on the distance you will have to adjust the f stop between 4.5 – 11 all depends on the effect as far as flash recycle time you will need to have a battery pack for the flash ($149.00) to reduce the recycle time by 5 seconds with flash on 1/1.

Can someone tell me what is the difference with the ray flash in comparison to the coco flash. The coco flash I saw on Amazon looks identical to the Ray flash the difference is the price $59.00 compared to the ray Flash of 199.00. I like to know if anyone knows the difference.

I have more trouble getting the ray flash to work for me indoors than I do outside. I get beautiful pictures outdoor. I believe the settings are good based on what I played with so far just not there yet but working on it. Do you have any suggestios?
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