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Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light

B&H # STL80RPF Mfr # STL-80R+FLASH
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Product Highlights
  • Flash and Continuous Light
  • Super-Compact Design
  • 600-Lumen Output in Continuous Light
  • For Lenses with up to 77mm Filter Size
  • 4x AAA Batteries

The STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light from Stellar Lighting Systems is a versatile LED ringlight that can be used as a flash as well as a continuous-light LED. It's been specially designed for macro photography. Equipped with 80 bright white LEDs, it features a light output of 600 lumens as a continuous light (f/4.0 at 2' and 100 ISO).

A set of adapter rings makes it possible to use this light with 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm and 77mm lenses. It runs on 4x AAA batteries.

80 high-powered LEDs
600-lumen output in continuous light
Works on just 4x AAA batteries
Type Flash/LED
Guide No. Not Specified By Manufacturer
Effective Range 3.28' / 1.00 m (f/ 4.0 @ ISO 100)
Modeling Light No
Angle of Coverage 45°
Color Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
TTL Dedication No
Off Camera Terminal None
Flash-ready Indicator No
Filter Thread 77mm
Side Wings No
LEDs Ring Light: 80
Charge Indicators Yes
Display No
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline Batteries
Maximum Lens Diameter 2.64" / 67 mm
Ring Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.0 x 3.0 x 4.0" / 5.1 x 7.6 x 10.2 cm
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 3.0 oz / 85 g
Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light
  • Battery Compartment
  • Cable
  • 6 x Adapter Rings (55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77mm)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Stellar Lighting SystemsSTL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light
     
    4.1

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (7)

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        5.0

        Excellent Ringlight for the Price

        By Brad

        from Boston

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Light Quality
        • Good Macro Light Power

        Cons

        • Could Produce More Light

        Best Uses

        • Macro

        Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light:

        As I began to explore the possibilities of macro photography, I invested in a relatively inexpensive ringlight. The STL-80R has worked exceptionally well for simple macro purposes. I love the ringlight effect that it gives to certain photos (see submitted photo). The continuous LED mode helps to focus then reverts to flash when the shutter is depressed.The ringlight is not perfect for all macro situations as it tends to produce a bit of flashback glare on shiny items. For these purposes side lights would be preferable.Overall, no complaints. It has added a great deal to my macro photography.

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        1.0

        Do not buy!

        By ProPhoto

        from Queens, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Flimsy Construction
          • Poor Image Quality
          • Poor Video Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light:

            Poor equipment! Waist of money! Cheap plastic and not so good performers and expensive! There are cheaper and better product!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice little lighting setup

            By crabshell

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • No manual

            Best Uses

            • Macro
            • Video

            Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light:

            I felt compelled to write about this little light because it's a great item for the price and the description is incredibly lacking and not entirely accurate.

            First of all, it's a great, inexpensive, versitile ring light. Price can't be beat for what it provides. As you can tell by the product photos, the unit attaches to a standard hot shoe. The light unit itself slides into the appropriate ring adapter and provides a snug friction fit.

            Its best feature is a rotary switch that adjusts the brightness of the continuous lights. Turn the lights all the way dim (basically off) and it just operates as a flash. Turn the lights up and it's bright enough for some video work.

            As another reviewer mentioned, it includes a 52mm mount along with the others listed. In order to use it on a 77mm filter thread, you have to attach the 72mm mount to a 72 - 77mm adapter (included). The 72mm mount has to be inserted into the light unit before attaching the adapter. So in the case of using it on a 77mm opening, everything has to be assembled in a certain sequence or it won't fit together. Since this is made for macro work this shouldn't be an issue — most macro lenses have smaller openings. But I learned this using it on my Canon 17-40mm F4.

            It's a good idea to have a filter wrench or one of those rubberized jar openers handy otherwise you'll end up with something stuck together that does't want to un-stick.

            I'm not sure why the description says it takes AAA batteries. Mine takes 4 AA batteries. Still, the weight is nominal.

            As mentioned there isn't a manual, printed or online. Nor was there a warranty card in the box. This seems odd, however, the thing is completely manually adjusted. Power adjustment / determining correct exposure is trial and error. Assembly, except for the aforementioned 77mm issue, is idiot-proof. It would be akin to writing a manual for a tire. Having said that, some specifications, like color temperature, etc. would be appreciated. For the record, the light measures approx. 4.625"w x 5.5" h x 1.125"d.

            There's another system listed on the site for a similar price point that has some nice features this doesn't. But the brightness of this, featuring 80 LEDs to the other unit's 48 was the determining factor for me in deciding between the two and I feel I made the right choice.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great ring light

            By BCI

            from Austin tx

            Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light:

            Works as advertised, love it. Great ring light for video or photo. Well made for the price and powerful.

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            5.0

            Good light

            By video_man

            from South Florida

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light:

                Color balance is a good daylight balance, color spectrum of the led's is very good. Cleverly, it has both a continuous and a strobe mode, both of which work concurrently, so you have a modeling light for the strobe, or a continuous light if that's what you want. My sample came with a 52mm ring in addition to the ones listed, Nikon macro owners would be pleased. No instructions, but in truth none needed -- plug in and go.

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                4.0

                Worth it

                By Cameraman

                from Queens NY

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light:

                      Overall just started using in low light settings and it proved very useful

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great for the price.....

                      By Bob from Canada

                      from Toronto, Ontario

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light:

                          I only recently bought it so I can't speak for long term quality, but for the price it certainly met or beat my expectations. I'm an enthusiast and for my needs it has worked well and delivered good results. So far i've used it for macro photography, next i'll try some portraits.

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                          5.0

                          Stellar Ringlight Flash is AWESOME!

                          By Wrench

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light:

                            This product worked perfectly fine for me, easily adjustable light and very secure on the camera. I definitely recommend this product.

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                            (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Product as expected but NO INSTRUCTIONS

                            By Charlie

                            from Hamburg, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • No instructions

                            Best Uses

                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Stellar Lighting Systems STL-80R LED Macro Ringlight Flash and Continuous Light:

                            The product was well packaged and works as expected. It came with no instructiions and forced me to figure out how things went together and I had to do a lot of test shooting to get settings that worked well.

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                            Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

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