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Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon

You Pay: $39.99
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 Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon is a ring light that can be attached to a Nikon 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.

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
TTL Dedication No
Flash-ready Indicator No
Filter Thread 52-77mm
Side Wings No
LEDs Ring Light: 32
LED Lifetime Not Specified By Manufacturer
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 Nikon
  • 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 Nikon
     
    4.3

    (based on 47 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (32)
    • Easy to use (21)
    • Fast recycling (16)
    • Good power output (15)
    • Consistent output (14)

    Cons

    • Weak output (4)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (17)
    • Fill flash (11)
    • General purpose (11)
    • Low light (11)
    • Macro (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (14), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great For Macro

    I love shooting macro and needed a good flash or constant light source. I had my eyes on something that was over 10 times the cost of the Polaroid LED Ring Flash so for...Read complete review

    I love shooting macro and needed a good flash or constant light source. I had my eyes on something that was over 10 times the cost of the Polaroid LED Ring Flash so for the price I just had to try this one. The Polaroid does both, flash & constant light & in flash it will iluminate the left or right half of the ring. You can also dim or brighten the LED's. All this and a low price too! I use it on two Nikons (D200 & D800) and it works great on both. For auto flash you need enough ambient light for the camera to focus as the ring is so large that it covers the auto focus lamp on the front of the camera. This would be a problem with any brand I'm sure. I wasn't expecting much for the low price but I'm very happy with it & it fits every lens I own using the 7 included adapters. Definitely glad I bought it!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not true automatic

    This is a good value but has some limitations. It is not truely automatic as claimed. You must use manual or shutter priority to control the exposure, at least with the D800. The...Read complete review

    This is a good value but has some limitations. It is not truely automatic as claimed. You must use manual or shutter priority to control the exposure, at least with the D800. The ring blocks the AF assist light so autofocus is difficult at night. In ringlight mode autofocus is fine. The main thing is you must check your exposures because there is no true autoexposure, only auto in the sense of flash sync. With careful experimentation you can get great results. I would give this product one more star if they had not lied in the description about automatic. For the money it is a great value.

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    5.0

    Great product, very easy to work with

    By PanamaZR1

    from Panama, Rep of Panama

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

        I am using it to take macro pictures and the results are very pleasing, It is very easy to work with and the results are very good.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Ring Flash!!

        By tikidianne

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

            For an inexpensive flash, this unit works great!! Because it does not have TTL, it took me a little while to figure out the correct way to use it. By simply doing some test shots with whatever camera settings you want, then making adjustments with exposure compensation, it works perfect!! You need to be close to your subject, as this is not a super powerful light, but with macro it's perfect!! I am so pleased with this flash, I am now loving macro photography!!! So fun to use and see my subject light up right through the viewfinder. I used it for a couple hundred shots yesterday and the batteries never quit. Love it!!

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            • No

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            1.0

            Don't Waste Your Time or Money

            By Dr. T

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Weak Output

            Best Uses

              Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

              As a photographer who does a lot of macro work, I can say with certainty (unless I was sent a defective unit) that this ring flash is little more than a toy, and not a good toy at that. The instructions rate this flash as suitable for working distances of 2"-60" at 1/100th sec, without mentioning an ISO or aperture. Here's the reality: At FULL power (tested under low ambient light so that the flash performance could be accurately assessed), it delivers an acceptable exposure with the subject 4" (that's right, 4 inches!) from the flash at f/8, ISO 320, at 1/100sec. Positioned 2.5" from the subject, the flash delivers an acceptable exposure at f/11, still not providing enough depth-of-field for most macro work. The design looks good, but the LEDs are far too weak for the job. And yes, all four batteries that I installed were new. So don't be fooled by the name "Polaroid" -- this is a flash with no flash-power. For $, I wasn't expecting a flash that would be useful at distances greater than 12". But this unit is so far off the mark, I consider it useless, even for fill-flash. It's going back to B&H next week.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Macro experience @ Good Value

              By JAMAJ

              from BRAZIL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                    Using primary as continuous light. I'm having some difficulties w/ flash. Great for occasional macro photos.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great buy for the $$

                    By Bill

                    from Madison, WI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro

                      Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                      Perfect setup for macro use
                      Light can be set to stay on, or used as regular flash
                      Easy to change for different filter sizes
                      Very intuitive

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Works great for snapdragons

                      By Butch

                      from Tucson Az.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash

                        Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                        I purchased this for close up work on flowers, bugs and insects so far it has worked great on flowers with my macro lens. Two of the three lens I own are 62mm and this ring flash works perfect.

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                        4.0

                        LED Ring Lights!

                        By Greenie690

                        from Salem, Ohio

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                          Used for macro lighting, fantastic course of either constant lighting or flash. Battter life isn't the greatest.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon by Polaro

                          By jfw222

                          from roseville,ca

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                It's a great addition to macro photography, giving at all different strengths. The ability to se either half of the light circle is also an advantage, The only down side is that it is not strong enough for portrait photography. I highly recommend it for macro work.

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                                3.0

                                Budget Alternative with Limitations

                                By Anthony

                                from NY NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Powerful Output

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                    I purchased this ring light as a budget alternative to the brand-name macro flash options. In my first couple of times using it, I've found it has a few limitations that I can probably live with given the price. I have used it primarily in the continuous light mode since I've had trouble getting the exposure right in flash mode by means other than trial and error (other reviews seem to confirm it does not perform autoexposure). It works well enough for still life macro shots. I had also hoped to use it for portraits, but the light is too powerful for that—even at the lowest setting, the continuous light has tended to blind my subjects and cause them to reflexively squint. This makes it difficult to use for quick shots without a prior setup (at least until I get more familiar with its output and manual exposure). Also, while it's nice that the ring rotates, I have not been able to determine how to lock it in place so that the cord stops wiggling.

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                                    5.0

                                    just right for the job

                                    By laiah

                                    from New jersey

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Fill Flash
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                      I used it for a photography project for school, the flash is good for controlled lighting situations like in a home or studio. I have no complaints

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                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      not much power

                                      By jj

                                      from ny

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Weak Output

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                          I bought this thinking that it might help with the shadows for macro. However it is not strong enough. If you don't have any other macro lights I suggest buying two led lights at b&h for the same price of this light. However I am keeping it because i don't want to spend more on ring flash right now since I have leds. So i am only keeping this as a toy.

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                                          5.0

                                          excellent product, your cost makes it th

                                          By Oscar

                                          from Mexico city

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fast Recycling
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                              You can choose left or right light , and also has continuous light

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Good Value

                                              By Wink

                                              from Peoria, IL

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Fill Flash

                                                Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                                Works great for macro photography.

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                                                • No

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                I would buy this product again.

                                                By Art

                                                from Stockbridge, GA

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                • Weak Output

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Fill Flash

                                                Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                                Very lightweight. Ample adapter rings to fit most lenses. Adjustable output provides even lighting. Output from LED is not a strong as a strobe.

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                                                5.0

                                                Good product

                                                By Brian

                                                from Tampa, FL

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                • Weak Output

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Fill Flash
                                                • Macro
                                                • Portraits

                                                Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                                LED ring light, less expensive and more versatile than a traditional ring flash. Can be used in both flash and continuous mode. Brightness can be adjusted in 7 settings. Also you can turn on the left and right sides individually.This is LED based, not flash tube, so there is no "recycle delay" - you don't need to wait for the flash to charge. As long as the batteries have power, the flash is always ready to go.Although it says "for Nikon" this is in no way a dedicated flash. All versions of this item are identical, it only uses the hotshoe to trigger. There is no TTL data exchanged with the camera.My only complain is that it could be a little brighter.

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                                                5.0

                                                Easy to operate

                                                By Pilar

                                                from NY

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                                    First time I use a ring flash. It was very easy to install. It fits nicely around my lenses. It comes with a set of rings (so it is easy to adapt to lenses of varied sizes). It can be used on different modes (flash, light which is a continuous light, left or right sides). I am happy with this purchase. I will use it for macro photography.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great Ring FLash for the money

                                                    By Steve Berger Photographic

                                                    from Cincinnati, Ohio

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

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

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Fill Flash
                                                      • General Use
                                                      • Macro
                                                      • Night Photography
                                                      • Portraits
                                                      • Product photos

                                                      Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                                      I bought this ring flash to use as continous lighting for a set of auto extension tubes to shoot macro shots. This ring flash works as advertised and for the money is a great purchase. Easy to use, comes with many lens adapter sizes. Does the job.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      works great . price is ok.

                                                      By mickey

                                                      from austin texas

                                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Consistent Output
                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Fast Recycling

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • General Use

                                                        Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                                        use for close up shots

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                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Works awesome!

                                                        By caity

                                                        from Utah

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Portraits

                                                          Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                                          This is just a fun little accessory for my portrait sessions. Gives a fun, unique look to close-up headshots. Works great with my 24-70 Nikkor lens. I use it in addition to my regular portrait lighting.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Highly Recommended

                                                          By that_n8_guy

                                                          from Stationed Overseas

                                                          Comments about Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Nikon:

                                                          I bought this in conjunction with my Nikon Macro lens, and I am very please with my purchase. The lens worked amazing, and this LED light ring was perfect compliment for shooting macro photography! This product was very well constructed, and well worth the price paid.

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