Phoenix SmartFlash RF-46C TTL Macro Ringlight for Canon E-TTL II

Phoenix SmartFlash RF-46C TTL Macro Ringlight for Canon E-TTL II

Phoenix SmartFlash RF-46C TTL Macro Ringlight for Canon E-TTL II

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  • Guide No. 46'/14 m @ 50mm

Phoenix RF46C overview

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The Phoenix RF-46C Macro TTL Ringlight provides full TTL control (including E-TTL II) with both digital or film SLR cameras. This allows for accurate exposures of closeup subjects. When shooting at extremely short distances, relatively minor movement of lighting and subject results in relatively large changes of exposure. TTL metering eliminates the need for lengthy calculations of exposure, because the inherent loss of light at macro distances can automatically be accounted for with ease.

The RF-46 can be used with the camera set to full automatic mode, semi-automatic mode (aperture or shutter priority), or manual mode, giving you the utmost in image flexibility. In automatic and semi-automatic mode the SmartFlash units recycle almost instantaneously allowing you to never miss a shot.

Fully dedicated with i-TTL
Fresh batteries provide approx. 100-200 flashes
UPC: 720916042627
In the Box
Phoenix SmartFlash RF-46C TTL Macro Ringlight for Canon E-TTL II
  • 55mm Adapter Ring
  • 58mm Adapter Ring
  • 62mm Adapter Ring
  • 67mm Adapter Ring
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Phoenix RF46C specs

    Type Macro Ringlight
    Guide No. 46'/14 m
    Angle of Coverage 50mm Lens
    Auto f/Stops Full TTL
    Vari-Power No
    TTL Dedication Yes
    Recycle Time 6 seconds with alkaline batteries
    4 seconds with NiMH batteries
    (based on fresh batteries & full power)
    Power Source 4x 1.5V AA batteries
    Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 7.0 x 2.7"

    Phoenix RF46C reviews

    SmartFlash RF-46C TTL Macro Ringlight for Canon E-TTL II is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great I originally purchased a Vivitar equivalent for my Rebel T2i with Canon 100mm Macro lens, which I could only get to work well in Manual settings. This one worked correctly, straight out of the box in all the auto settings of the camera (full auto, P, Tv, A, custum, and Macro). For dental photography I selected Apperture priority at f29 and ISO 800: -the flash automatically adjusted to 1/200th sec and even though the shutter lingered well past the exposure, no blur or artifacts showed up despite me moving the lens around during that time. I opted for 2 sets of the 2600mAh rechargeable batteries which works great and with very fast recycle times, and now I always have a spare charged set.
    Date published: 2012-01-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Value As you would expect, I use this for macro shots and it generally works well. It lacks a number of features from the Canon and Sigma (far more expensive) ring flashes. It can only be adjusted from within the camera memus, no controls for FEL. Nor can you adjust the ratios, angles, or diffusion. That said, it nails the ETTL exposure, even on some tricky subjects. Needs to be parallel to any reflective surface or uneven lighting can result. All that said, this is an excellent value and works well with my 5D2 and 40d.
    Date published: 2011-02-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work out of the box The unit fired once and showed promise, but then never fired again. After trouble shooting to no avail, I packaged the unit and sent it to the manufacturer for repair. Assuming it worked, the unit is very good for the price. Included are 5 metal adaptor rings to fit a range of lens diameters, the construction is decent and mounting is straight forward. The directions were not very concise and there was no explanation as to certain features (the adjustable angle of the power pack/flash head, for example). The flash ring also doesn't sit firmly in one orientation, but rather rotates wherever the cord pulls it. Not a problem, though, I suppose. Overall, if it worked I'd sing accolades of the unit, but it doesn't.
    Date published: 2013-07-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from SmartFlash Macro Ringlight is a WINNER Just arrived today. I placed it on my Canon, with my 90mm macro lens, and started shooting beautifully-lit shots right away. It even kept up with burst-mode, so important in Macro, when your focal plane can change drastically. I own both the Canon MR-14EX, which will let me model shadows, and output. But, the Smart flash is...well, smart! It gave me consistent exposures.
    Date published: 2010-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice i have been using this for portraits. you have to get the right distance from your subject but once you figure that out its great. recycles fast and is consistent.
    Date published: 2008-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous Value. I use this ring light for all sorts of close-up photography applications, both at work, to show minute details of compnents that have failed, and for personal use photographing bees and buterflies. The TTL exposure system seems to work wellm and most iages are exposed properly.
    Date published: 2012-05-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good economic choice. I use this for macro shooting. It does a good job as far as light output, but the construction looks and feels really poor. Unless you have fully charged batteries, it will misfire often. Overall, it is a good buy for a starter ring flash.
    Date published: 2010-05-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for price! I just used the flash for the first time this last weekend and got great results with the flash. Very impressed especially with the price I payed in comparison to others.
    Date published: 2011-10-24
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