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Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon

You Pay: $39.95
Product Highlights
  • Soft Shadow-Free Lighting
  • 32 LEDs Rated at 5500K
  • Use in Flash or Constant Light Mode
  • Seven Brightness Levels
  • Seven Mounting Rings From 52mm to 77mm

The Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon is a ring light that can be attached to a Canon hot shoe and macro lenses with filter threads between 52mm and 77mm (7 adapters are included for mounting the light to a lens). A ring light provides virtually shadowless lighting--ideal for macro photography like medical, dental, industrial and creative applications where the situation demands close-up, detailed, well-lit images. The power pack attaches to the camera hot shoe to synchronize the light. This ring light has 32 LEDs--you can choose to use 16 or 32 LEDs for control over exposure. This light can also operate as a continuous light instead of a flash, for shooting video. The power pack operates on 4x AA batteries. Batteries are not included. Please note, this is a non-TTL manual-only device. There is no auto exposure mode available.

Soft, shadow-free lighting
32 LEDs rated at 5500°K
Use with still or video cameras
Choose flash mode or constant on
Seven brightness levels
Includes seven mounting rings from 52mm to 77mm
Type Flash/LED
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 15' (4.57 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Effective Range 4.92' / 1.5 m
Constant Light Output Not Specified By Manufacturer
Modeling Light No
Angle of Coverage 80°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
Color Temperature 5500 K
Flash Duration Not Specified By Manufacturer
TTL Dedication No
Recycle Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Flash-ready Indicator No
Filter Thread 52-77mm
Side Wings No
LEDs Ring Light: 32
Charge Indicators No
Display No
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline Batteries
Ring Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 4.0 x 0.9" / 11.2 x 10.2 x 2.2 cm
Power Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 5.9 oz / 167 g
Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon
  • Power Pack
  • 52/55/58/62/67/72/77mm Adapter Rings
  • User Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PolaroidMacro LED Ring Flash for Canon
     
    4.1

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (32)
    • Lightweight (30)
    • Consistent output (10)
    • Compact (7)
    • Durable (6)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (9)
    • Fill flash (8)
    • Video (6)
    • Family photos (5)
    • Macro (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (7), Pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent for my task

    I am using it as a ring light to take closeup photographs of flowers using an EFS60 mm lens. Flowers are about 30 to 40cm from camera. For this task it provides a uniform...Read complete review

    I am using it as a ring light to take closeup photographs of flowers using an EFS60 mm lens. Flowers are about 30 to 40cm from camera. For this task it provides a uniform light with sufficient control over light intensity to avoid unwanted reflections.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A tool, but beware of its limits...

    I'm trying hard to like this Ring Flash, & feel it can be a great value if you know its limitations BEFORE buying. But no way to until testing it out,...Read complete review

    I'm trying hard to like this Ring Flash, & feel it can be a great value if you know its limitations BEFORE buying. But no way to until testing it out, & if not for the hassle I'd have returned it. For now being handy for macro video is the only sure thing, unless I want to deal with its limitations for still images.My planned use was mostly insects, spiders, etc with my Canon EF 100/f2.8 macro on a 7D, often at night.But unlike true flash, without unrealistically high ISO's or lots of natural light it won't provide sufficiently for sane handheld shutter spds & smaller apertures like f/10 - 13 needed for depth of focus). F/8 appears the absolute limit, w/5.6 more realistic. Even at those you can forget ISO 100 or even 400. Also beware using half ring for effect is limiting too. Oddly despite you can switch off sides it will NOT light continuous as full 360 deg does, to preview for still or use for video. You could fight thru this w/trial & error using digital review, but why the hassle? (and many live subjects won't wait around either).It would be helpful if B & H made potential buyers aware this product is NOT sufficient outside supplementary light or video, and unlike true flash it won't work well without natural light(even then only at very close distances or its effect can be drowned out).

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    5.0

    Really good for price!

    By Silent Photographer

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Photography
      • Photojournalism

      Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

      This product is pretty amazing for the affordable price! You can use it as a flash or light in dark settings. For flash I recommend testing it out before hand. I used it without testing and some of my pics came out way too bright. I definitely recommend this ring light for anyone trying to find something good on an affordable budget!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great for the price

      By Nathan

      from Columbia, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

        For the money this flash is great. The only gripe I have is how it is attached to the lens.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works as advertises

        By lurch

        from Colorado

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Powerful Output

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

        Shooting close-ups of my art

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        • No

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        5.0

        AWESOME PRODUCT!

        By IAmJoeChen

        from New York, NY 10011

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful Output

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

          I use this product on my Canon EOS. I never liked using flash, but this ring flash is incredible! Easy to use, very affordable, and the amount of light is perfect for indoor / outdoor shooting. it would be nice to have diffuser ring..

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          • No

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          4.0

          Easy to Use

          By Ron

          from East Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash

            Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

            After reading the enclosed, brief instruction manual, I attached it to my Canon 50D with its attached 100 mm macro lens and was taking pictures in no time at all. I found it very easy to use and the construction quality is better than I envisioned given previous reviews. With care, I think it will last for many years. I'm looking forward to taking some spring flower pictures if the wind will just stop blowing! The manual indicates its effective range is 2 to 60 inches. Based on my limited experience with this device, I definitely think it was worth the price.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Light Ring!

            By SatoZzang

            from Jersey City, NJ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

              This is very easy to use and it solved my lighting issues. wish I had bought this sooner.
              Automatic exposure control doesn't work in flash mode on my Mark II but just switching to continuous mode allows the camera to meter the shot perfectly.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great to take your shots higher!

              By Maria Doughnut

              from Aiken, SC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                This flash is great! I am experiencing with it a lot. It says it is mostly to be used for macro pictures and this is fantastic, but you can experiment with other shots as well, portraits are a good idea with this product.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Useful and Affordable.

                By Bertox

                from Redmond, WA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                  I am an amateur phtographer but loves to shoot a lot of portrait photos of my kids and family. The item works well for my purpose.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good, cheap ring flash

                  By GeoSarah

                  from Buffalo, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                        Got this as a gift to play around using a ring flash for the first time. Produces nice results for macro photography.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Great for the price

                        By Bobby

                        from Tallahassee, FL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling

                        Cons

                        • Weak Output

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                          It would be nice if it were MUCH brighter, but hey, IT'S A $ FLASH, not a $ Canon flash. The controls on the back are easy to use, the LEDs can be turned ON which helps focuse in low light. Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Affordable

                          By King Krush

                          from East Coast USA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                              Needed a little light just like this on some projects. All the rings are there that I need and with a little tinkering, the end result was right.
                              Some trial and error to achieve the right effect.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Good for the price

                              By Dan

                              from NYC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Recycling
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                Good, even light. There is a small high pitched whine that the light makes if it is not on full power. If you are taking video, the camera audio will pick this up.

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                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                Not a bad piece of gear

                                By lowsky

                                from poughkeepsie, ny

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                trying new lighting techniques and this is my newest piece. So far so good.

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                                5.0

                                A good product that has performed well.

                                By Jongig

                                from Scranton, PA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Fill Flash

                                  Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                  I purchased this to get up close with my EOS 70D and it's done a great job. I use the light output and I've taken very nice pictures. So far it's worked flawlessly. I would not hesitate to recommend this product.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great for entry-mid level

                                  By Nate

                                  from Tecumseh, MI

                                  Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                  Inexpensive and easy to use. Takes a little getting used to but overall great!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great entry level ring flash

                                  By Nate

                                  from Tecumseh, Mi

                                  Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                  Great for a cheap external flash. Very affordabe

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                                  5.0

                                  Best Value

                                  By m andrew perkins

                                  from North Augusta, SC

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast Recycling
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Powerful Output

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                    I use this for macro and product photography.

                                    The light fills in the shot where the surrounding light falls short. The light has three modes of lighting: full ring, left half, right half. The brightness is adjustable from "blinding" to "nearly looking at the sun" - I built a diffuser to cut it down a bit.

                                    Since the light is powered by 4 AA batteries, the flash "recycles" quickly.

                                    The only downside is that the connecting wire drags the ring to one side hindering the L/R mode. A little tape or something would remedy the situation in a pinch.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great for the money

                                    By Ron

                                    from South Bend, In.

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast Recycling
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Powerful Output

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Fill Flash

                                      Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                      I'm on a limited budget and wanted to shoot more macro and this ring flash filled the bill!!!

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      A Fantastic Value

                                      By bUZZ

                                      from aNCHORAGE AK

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Fill Flash

                                        Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                        I have been using my Polaroid ring flash here in Anchorage, Ak to photograph wild flowers. It works really well. (Better than expected) Its simple to use, light weight, and easy to carry into the back country. When I wear this one out I'll buy another.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works perfect!

                                        By NIKKI

                                        from St. Louis, MO

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                            Great product for macro shooting. Close soft light for very close shots.

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                                            • No

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