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Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon

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Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon

Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon On-Camera Front On-Camera Back Ring Adapters

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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
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You Pay: $39.95

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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
UPC: 815361015538
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 5.0 x 3.8"
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
     
    4.0

    (based on 54 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (37)
    • Lightweight (32)
    • Consistent output (12)
    • Good power output (8)
    • Compact (7)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (11)
    • Fill flash (9)
    • Macro (6)
    • Video (6)
    • Family photos (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (13), Casual photographer (8), Pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (41), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love it, BUT

    Portraits and close ups.

    Great light output.

    When using on Tamron 18/270, the light ring gets in the picture when using with wide angle (lower numbers). ...Read complete review

    Portraits and close ups.

    Great light output.

    When using on Tamron 18/270, the light ring gets in the picture when using with wide angle (lower numbers). Does great when you move toward telephoto.

    If ring mounted a little further back on the lens there would be no problem with wide angle shots.
    Please see attached photos.

    I would recommend it but would explain the down sides.

    Have requested users manual have yet to receive it.

    VS

    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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    3.0

    Good for the cost

    By Mel

    from Birmingham, AL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • Macro

      Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

      This ring flash is good for the price I paid for it. By no means is it heavy duty. However, if you want a light for macro and can't afford a real expensive one, this a a great option. It is plastic, however, so you need to make sure you don't knock it around alot!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      Underpowered

      By Norm

      from Vancouver, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

            I was disappointed in the power of the light. It was an inexpensive product, so I guess I should have expected it. Next Macro Ring Flash I get will be one that has more power.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great ring flash with a great price.

            By T moore

            from Delaware

            Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

            Gotta play with the new toy when it arrives! Who doesn't, right? Well so far so good, I am very happy with this flash and the price as well. I would definitely recommend this product.

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Piece of junk.

            By SteveSimpsonPhoto

            from Bakersfield, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                  Bought this for myself at Christmas and returned it before New Years. Cheap. Piece of junk. Sorry.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  very good product, good quality

                  By Hal

                  from Bahia,Brasil

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                      very good product, good quality

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it for the price and features

                      By apple

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                            I like that there is control of the power of the light and the ability to model by only Left or right side of the light being on. It felt well made, easy to figure out and was more than I expected for the price.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Light for Macro work

                            By Jeff

                            from Toronto

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Powerful Output
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                              The flash/light is fantastic its very bright and feels like a solid product but only time will tell. Looking back I might of wanted to pick up the one with the filters also.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Love it, BUT

                              By Nature Enthusiast

                              from Cincinnati, OH

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Needs Different Mounting
                              • No Instruction Book

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Night Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                              Portraits and close ups.

                              Great light output.

                              When using on Tamron 18/270, the light ring gets in the picture when using with wide angle (lower numbers). Does great when you move toward telephoto.

                              If ring mounted a little further back on the lens there would be no problem with wide angle shots.
                              Please see attached photos.

                              I would recommend it but would explain the down sides.

                              Have requested users manual have yet to receive it.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Polaroid Marco LED Ring Flash for Canon

                              By Sunnyd82

                              from Sweden

                              Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                              I use a Canon eos 550d.And I'm an amatuer-photografer, 32yo.I like the product, easy to setup and makes greate photos, aspecially closeups. It's not the best to use outdoors and when making movies it's not the greatest. But considering the price it's very very VERY good!

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                              4.0

                              Great deal for the price.

                              By bellavie

                              from San Jose , CA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful Output

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon:

                                It provides just enough light for indoor photos. The light is a little blue so it is great for some kinds of photography but I needed to use some other lighting for warmer images.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • 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

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • 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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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      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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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        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.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • 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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                                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    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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