Wanted Ring Flash

22 posts
6 Jan 2015
richardu
Photographer
richardu
Does anyone have a Ring Flash they want to sell?

Posted 6 Jan 2015
EllessePhotography
Photographer
EllessePhoto..
For what camera system?
Do you have a budget in mind?

Posted 6 Jan 2015
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
... and are you after a macro one or 'fashion' one?

Posted 6 Jan 2015
cbp
Photographer
cbp
Hi

I have a Bowens Ringflash and 2400 generator for sale, please message me with an email address and I will send some images.

G.Brown

Posted 6 Jan 2015
richardu
Photographer
richardu
RedChecker
... and are you after a macro one or 'fashion' one?
Its for fashion/glamour
Posted 6 Jan 2015
richardu
Photographer
richardu
EllessePhotography
For what camera system? Do you have a budget in mind?
Nikon DSLR
Posted 6 Jan 2015
paulbatterbury
Photographer
paulbatterbu..
what sort of weight do you have in mind, is it just for shooting in the studio, or out on location and do you want it light enough to take on a plane?

Posted 14 Jan 2015
richardu
Photographer
richardu
paulbatterbury
what sort of weight do you have in mind, is it just for shooting in the studio, or out on location and do you want it light enough to take on a plane?
I've just put a deposit on one, but thanks for asking, its for fashion. rick Unger
Posted 14 Jan 2015
paulbatterbury
Photographer
paulbatterbu..
Regardless of what type of “style” of photography you consider shoot with it, I asked you what type of ring flash you wanted and weight.

It seems to me you done no research on it, and think or feel that a ring flash is the answer to some of your lighting issues. There are a number of different ring flashes that do different jobs. Someone on the thread as already point out macro, which I have seen in the past some nice portrait shots and work done with one of those as keeping in mind you don’t want to get in to someone face with a 300watt flash, unless you want to damage their eyesight.

Then there are 3000watt studio ring flashes, that (like all) it dependent on a generator, but are mains powered, meaning you cannot go out on location, as some fashion work will require you to do so at time.

There is then the mobile battery generator, which use a lower power ring 1200 – 1500 watt. Giving you the option of working in the studio of the battery or main and the freedom of location work.

And there are those that are lightweight enough, so if you were fly aboard to shoot, it would not cost you some much with pack in your luggage on the weight side.

The ring flash is just another tool, it will not make you a great photographer, and will not become an overnight success sue to using one, I say this because I know that many people go out and buy a ring flash as they hope it is the answer to photography of lighting issues, and then produce very flat and harsh light images, but is you are going to get one for the right reason, then make sure it is flexible to do as many jobs, and styles as possible, do you research and do not buy a cheap one.


Posted 15 Jan 2015
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
paulbatterbury

..keeping in mind you don’t want to get in to someone face with a 300watt flash, unless you want to damage their eyesight.

That's an important point. Don't expect your model to endure an onslaught of continuous ringflash as you might with other lights. She'll probably decline to work with you ever again, or maybe she'll just strangle you. Then there's the inevitable red-eye to contend with too.
Posted 15 Jan 2015
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
There are ringflashes with modelling lamps (I've got one), which help contract the model's pupils.

Posted 15 Jan 2015
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Those beauty dish attachments (the ones with the centre-plates that block seeing the flashtube directly) also help, I've never had complaints even when shooting close-up.



Posted 15 Jan 2015
richardu
Photographer
richardu
After nearly 40 years of photography. I've used them before. The first one I used was a Broncolor.

Posted 15 Jan 2015
richardu
Photographer
richardu
To all the comments, thank you for your input, perhaps I din't make myself clear to begin with, I was just asking for a ring flash not advice how to use it or what type I need. I'm now 58 years old I've been working in glamour, fashion since I was 20 years of age, I was an apprentice to one of the countries top calender photographers in the 70s and 80s. I was studio manager until 1992, Grew up on Hasselblad, Mamiya RZ67 and Nikon Used Broncolor extensively.

Posted 15 Jan 2015
Imagetech
Photographer
Imagetech
Go tell em' Rick!
Posted 17 Jan 2015
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