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DIYP Ring Flash Kit

B&H # DILKRF Mfr # LK-RF
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You Pay: $24.95
Product Highlights
  • For Even, Nearly Shadowless Lighting
  • Compatible With Select Hot Shoe Flashes

This Ring Flash Kit from DIYP offers a big-budget, sophisticated lighting effect often associated with high-end fashion photographs--in a very affordable form. This flash kit is compatible with select Nikon, Canon and Vivitar hot-shoe flashes, as well as others of similar size--the opening for the flash head is 2.755 x 1.575" (7.0 x 4.0 cm) and can be easily expanded. It can be attached to your flash head with gaffer's tape or using the optional Ring Flash Bracket, which also allows mounting the flash on a camera tripod socket. Assembly is required. A TTL cord is recommended.

Ringlight for even, nearly shadowless lighting
Compatible with:
Nikon SB28/SB80dx/SB800/SB26
Canon 430EX/580EXII
Vivitar 285
DIYP Ring Flash Kit
  • Black Finish Outer Shell
  • Ring
  • Instructions Page
  • Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    DIYPRing Flash Kit
     
    4.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Easy to use (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Great intro to ring flash photography.

    By Justin S.

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about DIYP Ring Flash Kit:

    Super useful. You'd be better off with a powered ring flash, but you'd also be paying at least ten times as much. Works great mounted on a light stand as well.

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    4.0

    surprisingly good.

    By dwosullivan

    from Sydney, Australia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Fill flash
      • Studio
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about DIYP Ring Flash Kit:

      I actually thought this would be more flimsy than it was. It will never be as solid as a orbis but is 1/10th the price. I put it together in less than the time photoshop took to stitch a panorama!I did make a few changes though, I added heavy duty permeant double sided tape to the joins to make them more solid. also instead of bothering with the bracket i got a cheap stofen style diffuser that fitted my flash, cut out the end and then taped it where the flash is supposed to go. this means i can easily take the flash on and off by just pushing it, not having to bother with velcro and rubber bands. It also is a more rigid connection to the flash and makes the entire thing stronger when not attached to the flash.It would be 5* if the kit came with double sided tape. I am intending to use mainly for fill flash in multi light setups and as a little handheld 'soft box' not on camera axis. It does give a nice soft light for both of these purposes in addition to the classic bug eyed ring flash look.

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      4.0

      Does the trick

      By Anthony

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about DIYP Ring Flash Kit:

        This is a devilishly simple device. A piece of cardboard, and a piece of plastic. And some folding. That's it.It works quite well, especially considering the price/effort.And it really only takes about 5 minutes to assemble. All it really takes is folding the cardboard on the lines provided, and taping it together.

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        5.0

        Great introduction to ring flash!

        By Matthew

        from Goleta, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Macro Shots

        Comments about DIYP Ring Flash Kit:

        This is a great way to get introduced to ring flash. It took me about 30 minutes total to get the system setup and fitting my 600ex-rt flash as the head on the flash is bigger than the opening. It is a bit big and cumbersome to move around but it does what it needs to do. I have to play with the power setting and the zoom setting on the flash more to get an even light around the subject but haven't had a lot of time to play with it after the first day.

        I also like how now the product has some of your own elbow grease in it. Makes it feel like you are actually part of the creation process even more!

        Highly recommended if this is your first time using a ring flash because then you can decide if stepping up to other models would be worth the extra money.

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        3.0

        Ring flash frenzy

        By Tom

        from Toronto

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about DIYP Ring Flash Kit:

        I wanted to take ring flash shots on the cheap. This thing actually works. Attach a ttl cord between the camera and the flash and presto....ttl flash. The box structure is flimsy but for the price I guess that's what's to be expected. I'd love to see a proper plastic unit that I wasn't worried about crushing.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        QUICK & EASY

        By Eins-tein

        from Pembroke Pines

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DIYP Ring Flash Kit:

            You definitely get what you pay for. It's not rugged, but for the price you can always afford to replace it.

            I definitely love the light it produces.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Sketchy But Workable

            By Steve

            from Kansas

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about DIYP Ring Flash Kit:

                They say you can put it all together in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee, but in reality it'll take about 45-minutes. The problem I had was trying to get it to work with a Vivitar 285HV, which their manual say it will. Instead of fitting around the flash head it fits inside, with some gaff tape.

                Light quality is quite good for what it is. After you figure out it's quirky assembly the modifier is quite good.

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                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Deal to Get Ring Flash Effect!

                By Flash Light Lover

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about DIYP Ring Flash Kit:

                  I was one of the first people in the world to buy one of these. Very clever design.

                  I wasn't sure how much I was going to use it, but I got it because I thought it seemed cool. Now I'm using it as fill for about 50% of my shots. I love the quality of light it puts out.

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                  DIYP -  Ring Flash Bracket
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