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Rosti 

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I have the urge to purchase!
Must be compat with Canon kit. Most likely pairing is with my 100mm 1.2 USM portrait/macro lens and a 7d body
Difference in performance between ring and twin side pad units (other than cost)? Anybody use a macro flash routinely? Advice on models, performance, value for money, set-up?
Any insights much appreciated. R

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there was a guy that used to post on the BBKA forum going by the name of makro junkie, he used cannon kit with superb results, he 'only'* had a 400D body but with a superb lense and flash setup.

he listed a number of times the kit that he used, it might be worth looking it up :)







*'only' being used because it is a relatively cheap body with a crop sensor unlike Rosti's positively posh 7D :biggrinjester:
 

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With that equipment I'd stick with the Canon ring flash (assume they do one). Everything's compatible then. You may need a diffuser as well.

Good article in Amateur Photographer this week on "focus stacking" of macro images. (17th April edition)
 

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Tx all, I'll check out the leads. Canon do a classic ring flash and a twin pad (more expensive by a long way though)
 

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I have had a quick play with a ring flash- the results seemed a bit clinical. It is worth trying one if you can before you buy- and thinking what results you want- do you want something that records soecimens, like in a textbook, or do you want something with a more artistic element.

To be fair, if you took your kit to a shop, and asked to shoot a few frames with the flash of something similar in size to what you want to photograph, most places would oblige.
 

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Calumet photography if you have one near you will hire you a flash ring then if you decide to buy the hire cost is knocked off the purchase costs...
they are a pro camera shop and will give tons of advise. recently fixed my D300 for free!
 

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