Best camera flash for portrait photography: 6 models tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 26/02/2013 11:45am

    Orbis Ringflash

    Best camera flash for portrait photography: Orbis Ringflash

    Price: £181, $175
    Buy it:

    The Orbis Ringflash mounts directly onto your flashgun. The mounting aperture is pretty much universal.

    You hold the flashgun with the Orbis attached, and connect it to the camera via a wireless link or remote cable (not supplied).

    It’s easy to reposition the Orbis to surround the lens or to use it off-axis. A sturdy optional mounting arm is also available.

    Attachment to flashguns isn’t entirely solid, and the connection may need help from some gaffer tape or Velcro strips. Flash power is cut down a little more than with the Ray Flash, but the output is slightly softer and more flattering.

    Pros… Lovely quality, works with any camera/flashgun combo
    Cons… Needs remote flash cord or wireless trigger (not supplied)
    WE say… A superb ring flash adapter at a sensible price

    Score: 4/5

    PAGE 1: Ray Flash Adapter
    PAGE 2: Rotolight RL48-B Creative Colour Kit
    PAGE 3: Orbis Ringflash
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    PAGE 5: Bowens Ringlite Converter
    PAGE 6: Lencarta Safari Li-on Ringflash Kit
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    Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 11:45 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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