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    1st time using Nikon Sb-R200 Ring-Flash for outdoor portrait

    I'm Back...!!
    Hahahha Finally I had a changed to test drive this ring flash ^_^
    Here is a picture of me using Nikon D3 + ZF 85/1.4 + Ring-Flash.




    BTW, If I want to get the righ lite efek on the eyes, I have to move closer than this.




    and here is the result


    For those of you who worry about the power of this ring-flash, I have a good news about it
    this ring-flash have enough power to be used under direct sunlight (on the beach)

    here is an example of it ( I was away about 4 - 5 meters from her )


    In addition to that, I think the light is very soft...
    another example from this ring-flash

    My friend hold the ring-flash about 3 meters away from this little girl.



    Overall I'm really happy with the performance of this ring-flash ^_^
    Even my friend got a little bit shocked with the power of this tinny ring flash (look at his expression) hahaha - just kiddinggg



    Looking forward to use this Ring-Flash again with Zeiss 100/2
    Andree

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    Re: 1st time using Nikon Sb-R200 Ring-Flash for outdoor portrait

    light quality looks great, can't deal with those cyborg eye reflections though

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    Re: 1st time using Nikon Sb-R200 Ring-Flash for outdoor portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    light quality looks great, can't deal with those cyborg eye reflections though
    The "cyborg eye reflections" in the close-up are somewhat disturbing but the lighting on the young woman and the little girl in the middle distance shots is just gorgeous -- a kind of "naturalistic pop" that sort of lifts the subject out of the background without looking artificial. It'd be neat to see how other (non-human) subjects looked when lit this way.

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    Re: 1st time using Nikon Sb-R200 Ring-Flash for outdoor portrait

    What a cool piece of gear. Looks like a handful though .

    Have you tried it with macro yet?

    Nice shot of the young girl. Thanks for sharing these.

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    Re: 1st time using Nikon Sb-R200 Ring-Flash for outdoor portrait

    Hi..!!
    The it's hard to get the "cyborg eye reflections" on the eyes of the girl. I need to get really close to her, in order to get this reflection. I though it's kinda cool hahhaha
    Anyway,
    I haven't tried it for macro shots yet. I guess I really need to start using it for some macro shots
    Hopefully this weekend I can played with it a bit more ^.^

    Andree

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    Re: 1st time using Nikon Sb-R200 Ring-Flash for outdoor portrait

    More picture from this set-up

    D3 + Zeiss 85/1.4 + Ring flash


    Pic of me with her ( I took this picture by holding the camera with my right hand)
    D3 + 14-24mm + ring flash




    Pic of my friend D3 + 14-24mm + Ring-Flash



    Anr=dree

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    Re: 1st time using Nikon Sb-R200 Ring-Flash for outdoor portrait

    How do you feel this flash differs from a regular SB800 with a bounce diffuser?

    I wonder if there is a ring diffuser that'd help with the "cut on the dotted line" eye reflections?

    BTW, a cool use for a ring flash is placing it under a plex surface for bottom lighting. It's low enough to place right on the floor, and creates a nice even light.

    A fun tool

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