Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon

Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon

Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon

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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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Polaroid PLMRFC overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Polaroid Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon
  • Power Pack
  • 52/55/58/62/67/72/77mm Adapter Rings
  • User Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Polaroid PLMRFC specs

    Type Flash/LED
    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 15'  / 4.57 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Effective Range 4.92' / 1.5 m
    Modeling Light No
    Angle of Coverage 80°
    Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
    Color Temperature 5500K
    TTL Dedication No
    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
    Weight 5.9 oz / 167.3 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 5.0 x 3.8"

    Polaroid PLMRFC reviews

    Macro LED Ring Flash for Canon is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 68.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from works fine, good deal This light ring is cheaper than most, and seems to work just fine. It comes with 7 adapters to fit most lenses. The plastic adapters do have to be very carefully threaded onto the lens, as they can be hard to start and can cross-thread easily, but other than that, the light seems to work fine. Quite versatile - you can set it to flash all LEDs, flash left half, flash right half, or all steady on. I would recommend it for all cases, except where you want to take the adapters on and off the lens frequently. For that, you might want to buy a more expensive one with metal adapters and more precise threads.
    Date published: 2012-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy I use this mostly for video and use the light function more then as a flash. I really love being able to control the brightness and how light it is. Not to mention, how easy I can use it on any lens with all the adaptors. But in the same token, there are a lot of adaptors. So if you are using multiple lens or not sure what lens you will be using before shooting, it can be a pain. It also seems as though the hot shoe is very sensitive. If it isn't in the camera's hot shoe, the constant light function shuts off. So you have to turn it back on. But for a first ring flash/ring light, it is not bad at all.
    Date published: 2012-11-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Acceptable for it's stated purpose I bought this ring flash to serve double duty - any macro work, and see if I could get some portraiture out of it. Considering how low the price was relative to other ring flashes I decided I'd give it a go. I had no issues triggering the flash with my 1000D or 5D2. Power level is set manually. For macro use, it was fine. For portraiture, it was a complete failure. Also note that the build quality is quite low, as you might expect. Everything is plastic (even the filter thread adapters), and if you accidentally sit on it or cram it into your bag a little too tightly it will most definitely break.
    Date published: 2012-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recommend I bought the flash for dental photographs. I tested it with photos of my children in the bathtub. Whether these photos either those already took my patients have very natural colors. I am very impressed with the performance of flash. It operates in two modes, flash mode and continuous mode. In this always on mode one can regulate 6 grades of intensity. Have not operated yet in flash mode because I could not put the correct settings on my Canon camera. But in continuous mode and the camera in full automatic works very well. For the price it cost not consider it a problem. So, maybe the problem is in fact not knowing how to put the correct settings in the camera Canon.
    Date published: 2013-03-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Nature Photos This light is ideal for me in taking macros of Flowers, Lichen and Moss in nature. In its constant on mode I can manually adjust focus. It also has adjustable light levels so I can blend with natural light. I have not been able to make it work in flash mode with my Canon TTL. But since I rarely use it that way it doesn't matter. The cool LED light is important to me so that I don't overpower the subject. It also make it easy to handle and consumes little power.
    Date published: 2013-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. This product is absolutely amazing. I purchased it to shoot music videos and have ended up using it for many different purposes, including lighting with still photography. The LED Macro Flash Ring is working great! There are different levels of brightness, so you can adjust how much lighting you want on a subject, and there's even the option to enable/disable flash or use the hardware as an LED light (commonly used in rap music videos). The only thing that isn't so great about this product is that it doesn't want to cooperate with the Canon EOS Rebel T2I when using the flash setting. Supposedly the hardware is supposed to work as an actually flash unit (considering that's what it's purpose is) and it doesn't seem to be working for me. Other than that, it's a great product!
    Date published: 2012-09-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very bright - good product for price We use this ring flash to take photos of teeth in a dental office. We like it. It's easy to use and came with a ton of adapter rings for mounting so we didn't have any trouble hooking it to our camera, a Canon G12. We didn't need to purchase additional mounting/adapter rings. With new batteries, it is almost too bright, so we have to reduce the intensity of the light to the dimmest setting - that's the bad news. The good news is that this ring flash is very adjustable. We were able to decrease the intensity of the LEDs to get the right amount of light - as the battery power reduces, we'll increase the intensity of the LEDs to compensate for reduction in power for a consistent photo. Anyway, we like it, its brightness is adjustable on the back of the power pack, it's inexpensive, and it works well.
    Date published: 2012-10-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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, & 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).
    Date published: 2012-09-25
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