Ray Flash Ringflash Adapter for Nikon SB800 Flash on Nikon D300/D200/D70/D80/D50 & D40 DSLR Cameras

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The Ray Flash is a unique adapter for your hot-shoe flash unit designed to replicate the lighting effect produced by traditional, expensive, and heavy powered studio ring flash units.

The Ray Flash is portable and lightweight, and has been designed to take advantage of a camera's TTL metering capabilities. Because the Ray Flash relieson the hot-shoe flash to generate its light, it contains no electronics, no flash tubes and requires no cumbersome cables.

The light distribution is accomplished through a sophisticated system of internal prisms, reflectors and light-shapers designed to distribute and project the light evenly around the lens.

The Ray Flash creates a unique ring flash lighting effect: a three-dimensional shadow-wrapped look around the subject. Because ring flash light originates from a circle around the lens, it produces a virtually shadowless look on the front of your subject, while producing a soft even shadow around the edges. The versatile Ray Flash is ideally suited for fashion, wedding, portrait, journalistand macro photography as either a main or fill-in light.

Exposure control:
All TTL functions operate normally when using the Ray Flash. As with standard flash use, manual exposure control requires the use of a light meter or test-shots.

The Ray Flash is designed to fit the Canon 580EX (MKI & MKII) and Nikon SB800 and SB900 flash units. Weighing about 16 oz, the Ray Flash is lightweight and is easily supported by hot-shoe mounted flash units. The 4 1/8" internal diameter of the Ray Flash is large enough to accept almost all professional lenses from Nikon & Canon.

Light output:
The Ray Flash results in only one stop of light loss from your flash's standard output. The Ray Flash does not change a flash's color temperature.

How to fit the Ring Flash Adapter:
Mount the Ray Flash to the front of a portable flash unit by sliding the Ray Flash over the front of the flash unit. Then turn the lock on top of the Ray Flash to hold the Ray Flash firmly in place. The Ray Flash requires no modifications to your flash unit to mount.

Summary of Customer Reviews

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Lightweight (4)

ExpoImaging Features

  • Ray Flash: The Ring Flash Adapter
  • Ring Flash for Canon and Nikon Portable Flash Units
  • The unique Ray Flash is designed to replicate the lighting effect produced by heavy, tethered, powered studio ring flash units
  • It's light, it's portable, and it requires no power other than your Nikon or Canon flash unit
  • Uses Canon/Nikon hot shoe flash
  • Lightweight & portable (15 oz.)
  • Allows TTL metering
  • Only reduces flash unit output by one f-stop

Reviews about this item

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3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

fantastic product

I originally purchased for used with a D700 and SB800, but it also works well with the SB600 and other flash units by using the tabs provided. The only issue is that I had to remove all the velcro tabs on the flash head used for the Lumiquest bounce kits.. I wish this unit was articulated or a two piece so it will fit better inside a camera case or backpack.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Flimsy for the price

Product was intented to be used with Macro photography. I like the weight of it, virtually no weight at all. The design is clever, but when you compare the actual product against the cost [$], it's quite flimsy. I will be returning mine to purchase a nikon light system instead.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
4.0

Great Flash Modifier

By

from Atl ga  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Easy to use attached to flash in a sec no moving parts to break very durable

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

fantastic product

By

from New Haven, CT  -  Pro Photographer

I originally purchased for used with a D700 and SB800, but it also works well with the SB600 and other flash units by using the tabs provided. The only issue is that I had to remove all the velcro tabs on the flash head used for the Lumiquest bounce kits.. I wish this unit was articulated or a two piece so it will fit better inside a camera case or backpack.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Strobists Only

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from Chicago  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This is a cheap plastic device that falls off my SB800 if I move the camera too suddenly. On the other hand, it works. You lose light, but it's also useful as a fill light that doesn't throw a sharp shadow under the chin. So if you're a Strobist style photographer who's willing to sacrifice robustness for the flexibility and portability of speedlights, you ought to check it out. I'm keeping mine.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just like the big boys.

By

from Toronto, Canada  -  Professional

Works great! I set the flash exp. to +2 instead of +1. Manual Zoom at 50mm.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Flimsy for the price

By

from Massachusetts  -  Semi-Professional

Product was intented to be used with Macro photography. I like the weight of it, virtually no weight at all. The design is clever, but when you compare the actual product against the cost [$], it's quite flimsy. I will be returning mine to purchase a nikon light system instead.

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Shopper  will this model work on nikon d90 with sb800?
Andrew R  Yes, this unit should work with the SB800 and D90 combination.

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