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Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light

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You Pay: $79.99
Product Highlights
  • Continuous, Not Flash, Lighting
  • Direct Shadowless Light
  • 49/52/55/58/62/67mm Adapters Included
  • Operates on 2x AA Batteries/AC Adapter

Polaroid's LED Macro Ring Light provides direct, shadowless light that's ideal for macro photography as well as medical, portrait and technical applications. Continuous light is provided by 48 LEDs. There are three modes: full power, half power on the left side only, or half power on the right side only. This ring light is powered by 2x AA batteries or the included AC adapter. Six adapter rings (49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm or 67mm) are included to fit a wide range of lenses.

Continuous shadowless light from 48 LEDs
Effective at 1-40" range (2.54-101.6 cm)
Six adapter rings (49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm) included
Operates on 2x AA batteries or with included AC adapter
Type LED
Mount Shoe
Effective Range 40" / 101.60 cm
Constant Light Output Not Specified By Manufacturer
Modeling Light No
Angle of Coverage Not Specified By Manufacturer
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/2
Color Temperature 5500 - 6500 K
TTL Dedication No
Filter Thread 49-67mm
Side Wings No
LEDs Ring Light: 48
Power Source 2x AA Alkaline Batteries
Ring Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 5.82 oz / 165 g
Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light
  • Power Controller Unit
  • Power Adapter
  • 6 x Adapter Rings (49mm/52mm/55mm/58mm/62mm/67mm)
  • Specs and Information Sheet
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PolaroidLED Macro Ring Light
     
    3.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (3)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      great for the money

      This is a great light. light and easy to use. It comes with several adapters for different lens diameters.

      However, it lacks to the option to dim down since...Read complete review

      This is a great light. light and easy to use. It comes with several adapters for different lens diameters.

      However, it lacks to the option to dim down since it runs a bit too bright, especially if you use it for portrait photography.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      This is for limited uses - macro only.

      I bought this unit to provide needed light on close-up objects without resorting to multiple light sources or daylight shade - a quick way to get even light on smaller objects.For this use, it...Read complete review

      I bought this unit to provide needed light on close-up objects without resorting to multiple light sources or daylight shade - a quick way to get even light on smaller objects.For this use, it works fine withing its limitations. First off, it's definitely for macro use - up close and personal on small objects. The light falls off rapidly the farther away you get from your subject. 36" is stretching its capability, and the light output is quite low at that distance.For convenience, use two AA batteries in the power pack, which is mounted in the hot shoe (no connection made there). For longer use, the supplied AC/DC converter can be plugged into the power pack, and there is a handy switch on that unit to alternate between battery and wall power.Within a distance of 10" or so to the subject, the light is sufficient and does not cast an annoying shadow. The supplied adaptors allow for a variety of lens diameters, so it is usable on almost any SLR camera lens.It's definitely not usable as a supplemental light for longer distances - over a yard from the lens. The output is just not sufficient to make a difference. It's what it's billed to be - a macro lens.Assembly is straightforward. Screw the adapter ring into the lens, mount the light unit on the adapter ring, plug it into the power pack in the hot shoe, and you are ready to go. The constant-on light allows your camera to take an exposure reading before doing the shot.It's a lightweight unit, but feels a bit cheesy and plastic because of this. However, this helps to prevent "lens creep" on zoom lenses when shooting downwards. One may have to place a finger on the extension of the zoom lens if the angle approaches straight down; any extra weight may provoke this.Again, for closeup work on small objects, it's a useful tool. As a supplemental light source for longer distances, it's not useful. All in all, I would recommend it for its stated uses.

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      4.0

      Does the job for cheap

      By Dentastic

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Macro

      Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

      I use the light for dental macro photography on a dedicated 60mm lens. Its bright enough to allow for hand held shots. I'm concerned with the build quality, especially the battery cover. I would not be surprised if it were to break with opening it. The unit stays on a dedicated camera and lens, but if it were to be placed and removed frequently it would be at risk of breaking.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great product!

      By Nick

      from Fairfield, VA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro

        Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

        I use the product for macro photography. The construction is great and the lighting is also very full. Haven't used it a ton yet but it seems very well built and not very flimsy at all. I don't really like the length of the cord--kind of gets in the way but does not change effectiveness.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        nice size, work good

        By Bob

        from Hawaii

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

          best used upclose

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth the money

          By Ouizza

          from Harrisburg, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

            I was looking for continuous light for macro photography. Considered many options, and saw the article in Popular Photography about this LED ring. The adaptors that came with the ring light allow me to use this with all my macro lens. The 48 LED lamps provide a great deal of light without heat. And this unit provides full circle light, or light on either the left or right side. Macro ring lights by other manufacturers are very expensive and this unit is well worth the dollars.

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            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Works OK with Macro Lens

            By Big Dude

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

            It works OK for macro shots. Provides about 3 stops of more light. Not too crazy about the quality of the product though. When the light unit is attached to the ring in front of the lens. It's too loose. The light unit would rotate too much. However since it is round in shape. It does not affect the actual shooting. Just an annoyance.

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            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            This is for limited uses - macro only.

            By Paladin

            from Arizona

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Closeup Lighting
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction
            • Made in China
            • Not For Extra Lighting

            Best Uses

              Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

              I bought this unit to provide needed light on close-up objects without resorting to multiple light sources or daylight shade - a quick way to get even light on smaller objects.For this use, it works fine withing its limitations. First off, it's definitely for macro use - up close and personal on small objects. The light falls off rapidly the farther away you get from your subject. 36" is stretching its capability, and the light output is quite low at that distance.For convenience, use two AA batteries in the power pack, which is mounted in the hot shoe (no connection made there). For longer use, the supplied AC/DC converter can be plugged into the power pack, and there is a handy switch on that unit to alternate between battery and wall power.Within a distance of 10" or so to the subject, the light is sufficient and does not cast an annoying shadow. The supplied adaptors allow for a variety of lens diameters, so it is usable on almost any SLR camera lens.It's definitely not usable as a supplemental light for longer distances - over a yard from the lens. The output is just not sufficient to make a difference. It's what it's billed to be - a macro lens.Assembly is straightforward. Screw the adapter ring into the lens, mount the light unit on the adapter ring, plug it into the power pack in the hot shoe, and you are ready to go. The constant-on light allows your camera to take an exposure reading before doing the shot.It's a lightweight unit, but feels a bit cheesy and plastic because of this. However, this helps to prevent "lens creep" on zoom lenses when shooting downwards. One may have to place a finger on the extension of the zoom lens if the angle approaches straight down; any extra weight may provoke this.Again, for closeup work on small objects, it's a useful tool. As a supplemental light source for longer distances, it's not useful. All in all, I would recommend it for its stated uses.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good lighting solution - sparkly objects

              By Prpockets

              from Atwater, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro photog lighting

                Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

                I purchased this product in the hopes that it would make it easier for me to photograph jewelry. So far, it has worked beautifully for vintage rhinestone jewelry. The stones just POP!! Beautiful! I had also hoped to use it to light shiny objects such as sterling silver cuff bracelets that have a very shiny finish. So far I've only experimented a little this hasn't worked at all - too much glare....But I'm hoping to play around with this more and get it to do what I need it to do. I am very pleased with it and would purchase it again.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great for Macro

                By Lee

                from Vermont

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great even light

                Cons

                • All plastic

                Best Uses

                • Indoor up close

                Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

                I use it for close up photos of small turnings. It worked great. The reason for a 4 star is the product is all plastic and if not careful, I think it could break. very fast shipping by B&H

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                You get what you pay for.

                By Steve

                from Virginia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Too Diffused

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

                    Fairly cheaply constructed but functions as advertised. Adapters are made of metal instead of cheap plastic.

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great for the money

                    By Ali

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time

                      Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

                      This is a great light. light and easy to use. It comes with several adapters for different lens diameters.

                      However, it lacks to the option to dim down since it runs a bit too bright, especially if you use it for portrait photography.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Perfect!!!

                      By Pedro The Dentist

                      from Fortaleza, CE, Brasil

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Too Focused

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light

                      Comments about Polaroid LED Macro Ring Light:

                      Im a dentist and my wife too! This product is just perfect to take macro photos of ours works isnt expesive and does great!

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                      • No

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