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Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon

B&H # VIDF586NIK Mfr # DF586NIK
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Product Highlights
  • Dedicated Macro Ring Flash--Nikon DSLR
  • IGBT and Series Circuitry
  • Auto Check Indicator
  • Exposure Control Compatible W/DSLRs
  • Rings for 52, 55, 58, and 62mm Lenses
  • Powered by 4x AA Batteries

The Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon delivers the "shadowless" direct light ideal for macro photography, and it's dedicated to Nikon DSLR cameras. It comes with rings to attach to lenses with 52, 55, 58 and 62mm fronts, it has a (100 ISO) guide number of 18m, full I-TTL dedication for Nikon DSLRs, and an exposure confirmation auto check lamp. It delivers app. 150-200 flashes on a battery charge and recycles in 2-3 seconds. The angle of illumination covers lenses 50mm and longer (35mm equivalent) and it's powered by easily found AA alkaline, NiCad, or Ni-MH batteries. Batteries are not included.

Full TTL dedicated macro ring flash for Nikon digital SLRs
Guide Number: 18m (ISO 100)
Angle of Illumination: 50 mm and above (35 mm equivalent)
IGBT (Insulated Gate Dipolar Transistor) and Series Circuitry
Auto Check Indicator
EV exposure control compatible with DSLR camera
Includes rings to fit lenses 52, 55, 58 and 62 mm
Type Flash
Guide No. 59.06' (18 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Modeling Light No
TTL Dedication Yes
Recycle Time Approximately 2 - 3 seconds
Filter Thread 62mm
Side Wings No
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Maximum Lens Diameter 2.64" / 67 mm
Ring Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 1.25 lb / .57 kg
Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon
  • Rings to Fit Lenses 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, and 62mm
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VivitarDF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon
     
    3.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        1.0

        bad vignette

        By Tony Dolo

        from Brooklyn

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            Best Uses

              Comments about Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon:

              With the flash firing I get a white vignette (flare) around the frame of my photos. With the flash not firing, but on the lens (50mm) I get a dark vignette where the flash is blocking light. Not a big deal when used with a longer lens like a 105mm.

              Shooting with a Nikon 610 (FX)

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              4.0

              Good value for the price. It works fine.

              By JGGJ

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon:

                  Very easy to use and works well with my Nikon 40mm micro.
                  I am not a pro, so I don't need a sophisticate ring flash with a lot of controls.
                  It helps me to take better pictures of flowers and insects.

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                  5.0

                  Vivitar Macro ring - excellent value

                  By rap

                  from Cleveland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Closeups

                    Comments about Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon:

                    To date product working as advertised. Seems to be of high quality, easy to install and operate. First few close ups have been very acceptable.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    I really liked it

                    By aires garrocho

                    from belo horizonte mg brasil

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon:

                      I use the product to photograph teeth. just did not like the camera body, as already commented on the search page of the camera because it was not what the seller told me.

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                      • Yes

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                      3.0

                      Vivitar DF-586 Macro Flash - Nikon i-TTL

                      By InfernoWRX

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • 4-strobes
                      • Good value
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • No Power Level Control
                      • Random Full Power Burst
                      • Tilt Feature Unexplained
                      • Useless Owners Manual

                      Best Uses

                      • Beginner
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Nikon I-ttl

                      Comments about Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon:

                      I picked this up with the intent on macro product photography for my gf's DIY craft work. More sophisticated ring flashes (not LED flashes) are 4x more expensive, so the $90 price point and i-TTL features were the deal-maker. (I'm on a very tight budget.) It's paired with a Nikon D40.

                      Initial use is great to mixed -- the four-strobes are a huge advantage and give a professional end result on the photos.

                      So here's the break-down:

                      PRO's
                      -great value
                      -i-TTL compatability
                      -4-strobe feature. very powerful when it flashes at full power.
                      -relatively quick recycle, outside of a fully power burst.

                      Not so worthy:
                      -very cheap build. very plasticky, bulky finish and there's something that rattles in the strobe component. Also it's a bit tricky to screw mount the strobe onto your lens. Don't expect this to last too long.

                      -can't control the output level. This is a huge disappointment. I guess that's the trade-off with a more expensive ring flash.

                      -flash power not consistent. Even if you have your lighting all tweaked and camera settings perfect, the macro flash will once in a while discharge at full power even when it didn't beforehand. Completely unecessary and random! WTH!

                      -owner's manual absolutely useless. I had to figure out by trial and error that the tilting control unit mimicks a bounce flash and 3D shadowing. This is actually quite useful but ends up in the minus column b/c the feature is hidden.

                      So I have another mixed bag review. I would recommend this to photographers just starting in macro lighting (like myself). The low-cost, i-TTL and performance are actually much better than other macro flash units in the similar price point.

                      On the other hand I believe that over time and for more experienced photographers, the Vivitar macro flash is just a set of training wheels. The short-comings will be a hinderance over the low price.

                      My feeling is that I'll eventually pony up for a Sigma EM-140 ring flash.

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                      4.0

                      Good Flash

                      By dnerland

                      from Seattle

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro

                        Comments about Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon:

                        Easy to mount and works well with TTL.

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                        1.0

                        Works only with TTL lenses

                        By Daniel

                        from belo Horizonte Brazil

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Cheap structure
                          • Doesn't work w man Lens

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro

                          Comments about Vivitar DF-586 Dedicated Macro Ring Flash for Nikon:

                          weak construction, looks like a very cheap material.

                          Didn't work with my NIKON d3000 with an minolta adapter and a vivitar 105mm manual lens. I'm going to sell it urgently.

                          Oh. I almost forgot. When the flash charges, there's a weird noise looks like it isn't working well.

                          I wouldn't recommend it!

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