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ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony

B&H # EXRFC580EX Mfr # RAC170
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Provides Even Lighting
  • For Front Lens Diameter of 4" (10.16 cm)
  • Works Off of Your Hot Shoe Flash

The ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter is a unique flash adapter that will convert your hot shoe flash unit into a ring light flash. It simply slips over the front of the flash unit, and will fit any lens with a front diameter of no more than 4" (10.16 cm). It will replicate the lighting effect produced by traditional, expensive, and heavy powered studio ring flash units.

The light distribution is accomplished through a sophisticated system of internal prisms, reflectors and light-shapers designed to distribute and project the light evenly around the lens. Because the Ring Flash Adapter relies on the hot-shoe flash to generate its light, it contains no electronics, no flash tubes and requires no cumbersome cables. And in addition, TTL operation works exactly the same as with the flash itself.

The Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter is ideally suited for fashion, wedding, portrait, journalist and macro photography as either a main or fill-in light.

The Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter is compatible with:
Canon 580EX used with 7D, 5D, 5D Mark I, 5D Mark II, 10D, 20D, 30D, & 40D, Olympus FL-50R with E-3, E-410, E-420, E-500, & E-510, and Sony HVL-56AM with A100, A200, A350, & A700

Minimal light loss from the flash's standard output
Does not affect flash's color temperature
Requires no modifications to flash unit
For Canon 580EX used with 7D, 5D, 5D Mark I, 5D Mark II, 10D, 20D, 30D, & 40D, Olympus FL-50R with E-3, E-410, E-420, E-500, & E-510, and Sony HVL-56AM with A100, A200, A350, & A700
Weight 1 lb (478g)
ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    ExpoImagingRay Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Reliable (5)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (4)
      • Portraits (4)
      • Fill flash (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great value and multipurpose uses

      I have used this for portraiture for which it was intended and performs nicely. It is not outrageously powerful as it is limited by your power in your flash unit, but it spreads light...Read complete review

      I have used this for portraiture for which it was intended and performs nicely. It is not outrageously powerful as it is limited by your power in your flash unit, but it spreads light evenly and is light weight. Since it is essentially a mirror box, the controls on the flash unit or camera set all output. No new system to learn...a good thing.

      This unit also functions great as a macro ring flash unit and has greater output and even lighting than many dedicated flashed for that purpose.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not as expected

      Cheap give a bright light but doesn't fit percisely on Canon 580ex II flash.

      Cheap give a bright light but doesn't fit percisely on Canon 580ex II flash.

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      5.0

      Works Great!

      By Rick

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Natural Look
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

        I used it on a recent reunion shoot, and it gave a real natural look to the photos. It's so unusual looking that people were drawn to it - exactly what you want in this type of shoot. I'd explain and then take their photo and show it to them. Worked like a charm.

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        3.0

        Not as expected

        By RTpix

        from Cayman Islands

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

        Cheap give a bright light but doesn't fit percisely on Canon 580ex II flash.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great versatility

        By Boegelman

        from Brisbane, Aust

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

          Yes a versatile flash that provides greater options and clarity.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          The light is right!

          By Mike

          from Santa Clarita, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful Output

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Portraits

            Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

            I tested the Ray Flash shooting a wedding on boat. The shooting areas were very tight, but the Ray Flash really delivered. What a beautiful light. There is an occasional issue with "red eye" in low light situations, but easily corrected in LightRoom. Also, when the light level is too low focus is an issue.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Better than I thought

            By Liandra MB

            from Vancouver, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful Output

            Cons

            • Doesn"t fit in small bags

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

            I thought this product was too good to be true but I'm happily surprised. It's so easy to install and use and it gives great results. Of course this product is for macro or close-ups but makes such a difference you'll be glad you bought it. It doesn't change the skin tones so you don't have to correct your photos later on. The only inconvenience is the shape which doesn't fit in small camera bags. I wonder if a foldable version (above the ring maybe) could be made??? Bottom line: I love it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Awesome ring flash

            By Laura Ryan

            from Seaford, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Powerful Output

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Night Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

              not made with the toughest plastics.. but it does the job.. Love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              WOW

              By DR

              from north Hills, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

                  I have heard about the Ray Flash for awhile. All reviews were good. I must add mine to them. I works great for macro work. I mainly use it for flower shots. I had to add rubber bands to keep it from moving around when shooting down. But it is a small problem easily fixed. I should have bought it sooner.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  GREAT FLASH PRODUCT FROM A THIRD PARTY

                  By 2dkaufman

                  from Lincoln, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

                  Super for macro photography and fill flash.
                  Performs as advertised and expected.
                  Large size to carry with you.

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                  4.0

                  Great value and multipurpose uses

                  By Grenache

                  from Midwest

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Macro

                    Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

                    I have used this for portraiture for which it was intended and performs nicely. It is not outrageously powerful as it is limited by your power in your flash unit, but it spreads light evenly and is light weight. Since it is essentially a mirror box, the controls on the flash unit or camera set all output. No new system to learn...a good thing.

                    This unit also functions great as a macro ring flash unit and has greater output and even lighting than many dedicated flashed for that purpose.

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                    5.0

                    Ray Flash Ring- Way (or Ray) Cool!

                    By Windsong Portraits

                    from Stafford, Virginia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

                      Recently used this for fill light at a bright outdoor wedding- beautiful, and easy to use. Love it for indoor portraits, as well.
                      Probably should be in every photographers' camera bag!

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                      5.0

                      Outstanding

                      By Ed

                      from Orlando, Fl

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Close -ups
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

                        Looked at all options and settled on the Ray Flash because of the ease of use and the price. Did not want a ring flash that I had to hold in one hand (Orbis) while focusing and shooting with the other. Fits perfectly on my Canon 480EX in both horizontal and vertical modes. Only down side is that it won't fit in my backpack, but neither would the competitive models. Great for event shooting as well as portraits and macro. I love it.

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                        5.0

                        It's not how many toys you have...

                        By JimJohnD

                        from Ohio

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Close -ups

                          Comments about ExpoImaging Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter for Canon EOS / Olympus / Sony:

                          it's making them all work together. The RayFlash works well with others:) I use it with a HVL-56AM on a Sony A700 and am very pleased. It only took a few shots to appreciate what a ring-flash can do. It works great for macro shots as well as portraits. It also works wonders as a fill flash in sun as it doesn't introduce any 'extra' shadows.

                          It does exactly what it says it will do, and for flash 'modifiers' that says a lot.

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