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Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment

B&H # ORRF Mfr # ENLORB1A
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Product Highlights
  • Affixes to Most Hotshoe Flashes to Give Ring-Flash-Like Results

The Orbis Ring Flash is designed to affix onto the front of a common shoe-mount flash and is suspended around the circumference of a lens. The Orbis does not produce light independently, rather it is a light modification device that produces an effect similar to studio ring flashes usually costing ten times the price of the Orbis.

A ring flash is one of the best ways to light for a still-life, portrait, or macro shoot. Its effect is unmistakable and very distinct.

As a flash attachment, the Orbis requires a shoe mount flash and a PC cord, off-camera cord, or wireless flash trigger.
Lens port diameter is 86mm so most SLR lenses are compatible. Orbis must be hand-held.
Designed for portability, the Orbis packs neatly into a camera bag and is a fraction of the bulk and weight of a traditional studio ring flash and power supply.
As of this writing, the Orbis Ring Flash has been tested with the following: Canon 300TL, 420EX, 430EX, 540EZ, 550EX, 580EX I and II, Nikon SB28, SB600, SB800, SB900, Cosmos 360, Vivitar 283, Olympus FL36R, FL50, Sunpak PF30X and 5000, Sony F56, Minolta 5200 and Sigma 500, Metz 48 and Metz 58 and Pentax AF540. See manufacturer's website for up-to-date list.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.0 x 10.0 x 2.4" / 20.3 x 25.4 x 6.1 cm
Weight 18 oz / 510 g
Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Bag Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment
     
    4.1

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (31)
    • Lightweight (26)
    • Durable (17)
    • Versatile (16)
    • Consistent output (13)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (17)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (32)
    • Fill flash (19)
    • Weddings (12)
    • General purpose (10)
    • Family photos (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (16), Photo enthusiast (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Does what it is suppose to do....

    Orbis ring flash adapter brings a lower cost alternative to ring flash photography and if you've never exposed images this way, you're in for a treat. Remember those SNL still images portraits at commercial...Read complete review

    Orbis ring flash adapter brings a lower cost alternative to ring flash photography and if you've never exposed images this way, you're in for a treat. Remember those SNL still images portraits at commercial break? The look of a ring flash is distinctive and gives photographers an interesting alternative to bounce and direct flash. The Orbis is not particularly secure and feels awkward at first, but with logistics in mind, it delivers a really cool look - especially if the subject is directly against a wall or backdrop. Don't bother with ETTL cords - (manual off-camera cords work fine)as you want to blow-out the face of your subject to achieve a high-key look. The price may seem steep for an adapter, but the final outcome is worth it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Still On Fence About This~~

    Ok this could easily be a 4 star review! What I Love about it, I Love the light that this ring light produces! I mean it just raps your subject in some beautiful...Read complete review

    Ok this could easily be a 4 star review! What I Love about it, I Love the light that this ring light produces! I mean it just raps your subject in some beautiful light. It fits the SB-900, I also Love that they sell the ring flash bracket kit because without it, it's a deal breaker. Because to have to hold this up against the lens and move it in and out. I would have gone with the Ray ring flash instead. I also Love the size of the ring it's bigger then the Ray so the light is just that much softer. Now what I don't like;1, Does not work so good with the SB-800 even the the adjust foam they give you installed. But then with the foam installed it's to tight for the SB-900.2, Even with the bracket in place the Ring still fits kinda funny on your camera and lens. But you don't have to hold it right? Well Kinda...3, The bracket looks good made of good material but still don't make the ring light feel good or secure on your camera and I still feel the need to hold it ever so slightly but I still do.4, If you have a camera with battery grip as I do for both my D-700 and D-200 and an L bracket you will have to take the L bracket off to have any hope of this thing fitting. Not a big deal but I like to keep my camera configured the way I use them. Bracket and battery pack on my camera. Not a big deal but I thought I'd mention it..It did annoy me to take it off.5, The pressure that it puts on the sync cord mounted on the bracket with your flash attached. I can see it snapping the sync cord @ the base of it. Thus needing to possible buy many more sync cords. And not to mention that your 500 dollar SB-900 will go crashing to the floor. That's not acceptable @ all!!Ok so where does this leave me! [...] I'm gonna keep it because I do really Love the light it throws. And I'm gonna work on getting the bracket to fit a little better. BTW:Remember you will need a sync cord for all this to work together so if you buy this don't leave store with out it in less you already have one. I picked up the Zeikos brand very good and half the price of the nikon one.

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    2.0

    More Pain Than Gain

    By regi

    from Bronx, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Difficult to Use

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

    Portraiture, Macro, Heavy, bulky. The results can be beautiful, but, away from a studio, it's pain to walk around with. keeps falling off speedlight.

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    5.0

    Enhance your flash

    By Nate

    from Chico CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

      I have purchased multiple flash attachments, Gary Phong diffuser, and some other unmentionable attachments. This is by far the best flash diffuser I own. The light it puts out is amazing. No harsh shadows can be seen when using this ring flash. I am using it with Canon's 430 ex ii and it performs great.

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      3.0

      Decent - As Expected

      By RDPphoto

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

      I saw a few online tutorials about using this light shaper. And I thought for the price it was something I could use from time to time. In all honesty, I like it for what it is. I wish it was a little more stable & less flimsy. You definitely need the mounting bracket! Otherwise its too hard to hold in place over the lens! Even with the mounting bracket, you still need to hold it in place which is the only problem I have with it. Again, its just not stable. But it works well. The light quality is very soft and gives that "ring-flash" look.

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      5.0

      Fun

      By Stephanie Dunn Design

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portrait

        Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

        So far I am enjoying this versatile flash accessory!

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        4.0

        Does the job good

        By Keith Hudson

        from Wittlich, Germany

        Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

        This is my first Ringflash and it does the job good.

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        4.0

        Nice Soft Light Modifier

        By TheFamilyMan

        from Woodbury, MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Difficult to Use

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Macro
        • Portraits
        • Product

        Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

        I have MANY light modifiers, but this is now the modifier I grab if taking photos of my kids / family indoors using one speedlite off camera. Provides a nice soft light that wraps around the subject avoiding the harsh shadows you usually get using one external speedlite. Love the circular catch light in the eyes! However, it IS awkward and bulky to use. And you DO need to set ISO to 400, AND suggest bumping up flash exposure compensation if shooting 5 or more feet from your subject (anything past 4 feet and it becomes more like a small softbox instead of a ring flash). Also works well for small product and macro photography. Overall I am quite happy with the product, but it has its limitations.

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        5.0

        A great buy

        By Krish

        from Lindsay, ON CANADA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

          It is a great diffuser and also if carefully placed can get a great Ring catch light.

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          5.0

          Love It!

          By LostHeartPro

          from Long Beach, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

          For the price, the quality of light is brilliant! Mainly for head shots, anything further away loses the effect of a high end ring light, but fantastic none the less. I use it with my GH3 and Panasonic DMW-FL360L Wireless Flash so I don't have to worry about a TTL Cable.

          There is a sticky pad that is used to add padded resistance for a more fitted fit on smaller flash units that seems to get peeled off if you are not careful when inserting your flash, but I am not taking points off for that.

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          4.0

          Love it!

          By KyriaLyria

          from new jersey

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

            This is my new favorite flash modifier. It's light and so much easier to bring with you than a softbox, but when used on a lightstand, it gives off a really nice diffused light. I love it. It will fall off your smaller flash, though. Best used on a 600 or 580.

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            4.0

            Works Great, Wonderful Shots

            By Microagent

            from New Enland, USA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

              Works great. I used it when taking some pet portraits and the client was very very happy with the results.

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              4.0

              Inexpensive Ringflash solution

              By Scott Gant

              from Southwest Michigan

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Fill flash
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

              This works exactly as you would expect. While not a traditional ringflash per-se, it still gets the job done. While it's a little cumbersome to work with, and sometimes it's hard to get a speedlight up inside of it, it works well and is lightweight. I mainly use this for a fill flash situation when I'm using a main key light and nothing else. Put a speedlight in on a low power and it really fills in the shadows without seeming to come from any one direction.

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              4.0

              Great light

              By Photohead

              from NYC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

                Very nice light as expected. Would recommand.

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                5.0

                Outstanding product

                By Marty

                from Chatham, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

                  This has been a wonderful addition to my portrait photography. It not only does a great job in providing that classic ring-light look but also is a great source of subtle fill-light. The ring of light in the catch-light is a complete circle, no post-processing needed. I previously owned (then sold) a Ray Flash and never liked that the ring light catch light that it produced showed a blank spot at the bottom where the flash was. Never a good look. I also really appreciate that this is a one size fits all solution in that due to it's design a change in camera body and or speed light model doesn't render it obsolete as in the case of the Ray Flash model.If you want that classic ring flash look without spending in the thousands of dollars there just isn't any other choice.

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                  5.0

                  Great fill light for strobist shooters

                  By MikeFromNJ

                  from Hoboken, NJ

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Group portraits
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

                    As a strobist style, small-flash shooter I was looking for a consistent and reliable ring flash. I had rented Profoto gear in the past and was able to acheive ring-flash lighting with the Profoto Ringflash, but my day-to-day shooting is with 1-3 Canon 580EX II flashes. The Orbis ring flash is a wonderful option for it's build quality, it's fair price, and most importantly: it's amazing idea. It's not a FLASH, but an accessory TO A flash. The mirrors inside spread the light perfectly around the circle giving the even fill I'm looking for. When used the way I like (powered down low and not as a primary light) it adds a beautiful fill that people will be wowed by.

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                    4.0

                    Best Low Cost Ring Flash

                    By Josh

                    from Calgary, AB

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Nice light

                    Cons

                    • Heavy bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Fashion
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

                    This is the best choice without spending over $ on a pro ring flash unit. Nice even lighting with a 580EX II. Make sure to get the bracket, it is heavy to use without it.

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                    4.0

                    Clumsy but Efficient

                    By lesdmd

                    from Middleton Wi

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Macro
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

                    Produces a beautiful defused shadowless light with a very distinctive ring flash "look" that you will either like or not-so-much. Works well on or off camera and as a fill, macro, as well as primary flash. Fits tightly on large (SB 900) flash, is very loose on smaller units (SB600) - - - so loose and heavy that it will tip this flash forward and fall off even when on mounting bracket and positioned over lens. Can be hand held, but quickly gets heavy and clusmy. I did my research, and there were no surprises. I certainly recommend the product despite the negatives. It would be virtually impossible to produce the results without making a much more substantial monetary investment.

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                    3.0

                    Finite uses

                    By Tum67

                    from Mississippi

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Close up senior pics
                    • Fashon photography

                    Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

                    Although this product does as it says, it has a cheap feel, poor integration/connection with flash.
                    Also has a small window of usage- even for the creative mind. Price for what you get unless you shoot a ton of fairly close up / high contrast shots that require that unmistakable catch light look.
                    Be prepared to rig up extra velcro or gaffers tape for safe mounting to flash.

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                    5.0

                    GREAT LIGHT

                    By Ace

                    from Hartford, CT

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Shadowless Light

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill light
                      • Indoors
                      • Macro
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

                      Produces great shadowless light. Definitely suggest the mounting bracket as its a little tough to use without it. I did buy both and the work GREAT. Have used it a few times, and am very impressed with the results.

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                      4.0

                      very useful gear, handy, good effect.

                      By I V

                      from Hong Kong

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

                        AS a amateur photographer , handy ,affordable, it brings you a real ring flash effects.

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                        4.0

                        Orbis ring flash, simply the best!

                        By Kgiyue

                        from Hong Kong

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Night Time

                          Comments about Orbis Ring Flash Diffusing Attachment:

                          The Orbis Ringflash is probably the best portable ringflash one could find in the market. Unlike many others you will find, the ring flash is durable but yet still fairly light. I use it on professional shoots and even for personal portraits and let me tell you, it's pretty hard to let the Orbis fail you. I think for what it can do the Orbis is reasonably priced. Mind you I even use it as a beauty dish and fill lights on my location shoots where I just don't wanna bring heavy lights and light shapers and it does the job just fine. One of my favorite recen purchases

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