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

    | Accessories | Reviews | 26/02/2013 11:45am
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    Nissin MF18 Macro Flash

    Best camera flash for portrait photography: Nissin MF18 Macro Flash

    Price: £280, $440
    Buy it: www.nissindigital.com

    The self-contained Nissin MF18 has a Guide Number of GN16 (ISO100) and provides slightly greater maximum output than either the Ray Flash or Orbis with a flashgun.

    It comes with a range of adapter rings for mounting the flash ring tube directly onto lenses with filter threads of 52-77mm, although wide-angle shooting results in extreme vignetting.

    The flash tube is driven from a controller that sits in the camera’s hotshoe. This has plenty of onboard controls, accessed via an intuitive menu that uses a colour LCD, similar to that of the Nissin Di866 MkII.

    Pros… Good onboard controls, easy attachment
    Cons… Notches on the flash tube can be seen in catchlights
    WE say… It produces an even lighting effect

    Score: 3/5

    PAGE 1: Ray Flash Adapter
    PAGE 2: Rotolight RL48-B Creative Colour Kit
    PAGE 3: Orbis Ringflash
    PAGE 4: Nissin MF18 Macro Flash
    PAGE 5: Bowens Ringlite Converter
    PAGE 6: Lencarta Safari Li-on Ringflash Kit
    PAGE 7: 5 things to look for in a flashgun for portrait photography

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    Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 11:45 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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