The new Phoenix SmartFlash RF46 offers all the great benefits of a ring flash with true TTL compatibility for your Canon Digital SLR Camera. You'll get even, shadow-free lighting for your close-up macro shots.
The RF46 is ideal for all kinds of macro photography including nature, medical, scientific and forensic photography whether you are a professional or hobbyist. You can use the RF46 in your camera's full automatic mode, semi-automatic mode (aperture or shutter priority), or manual mode.
The Phoenix RF46 is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose, Macro, Portraits and more.The Phoenix RF46 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Phoenix RF46 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Phoenix RF46: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast recycling, Good power output, Lightweight and Versatile
Most Liked Positive Review
Great Ring Flash!
It has worked well for me so far. For the price, you can't beat it. I have been able to get right into a bee's face and take the photo with perfect lighting. No shadows. I highly recommend it.
Most Liked Negative Review
Nice as a first ring flash
I bought this unit because I did not have a ring flash and I wanted to try it and it was inexpensive. It works well, but the output is fairly weak so you must stand close to the subject and I often get red eye. Remember, this flash does not say that it is a "portrait" flash, so red eye is not their problem. I am happy with this flash, but you need one with a much large opening and one that will accept pro lenses if you plan to use it as a pro ring flash
Reviewed by 48 customers
I do a lot of Macro photography and prefer available light, but sometimes that's impossible. Without spending a fortune you can have this flash that works very well. A lot of reviewers complain about the quality, but it's not bad at all. If you treat your equipment with care and respect you won't have a problem. Very easy to use. If the flash is too bright you can use your camera's flash exposure compensation to tone it down. I'm really happy with it. I use it on my Canon 100mm Macro and get great images. The only thing I wish it had was a rechargeable battery, like my camera. Other than that it's great.
Received a defective product. The product didnt power on for the first time. Battery compartment is too tight and had difficulty in adding and removing battery.
I just used the flash for the first time two weeks ago and got great results with the flash. Very impressed especially with the price I payed in comparison to others.
Is this a very light weight flash, yes. But what do you expect at this price point. You have to handle it like an inexpensive flash. It does perform, however, like a flash that costs three times as much. I use it on a D300 and it gives me full TTL exposure. I have also used it maually with equally good results. I have it mounted on a Nikkor 105mm G lens and I am ready for any macro situation I might encounter in the field. As a bonus, the power cord from the flash to the flash shoe unit is long enough that you can hold it off lens for side lit shots showing more texture or detail.
Looking forward to warm weather to try it out on bugs and flowers. Seems to work well. Had tried a ring light, but but did not provide much illumination. This ring flash actually has pretty good output.
Handle with care. Great flash but the hot shoe connector is weak, eventually shatters and I am on my second one. Still cheaper than Canon by a mile and when it works it is great. The less you have to put it on and off the camera the better. You can buy 5 of these for the price of one Canon ring flash and mine lasted for a year of hard use before it fell apart.
For the price and performance this is a very good unit. However, the power switch is a very cheap part that sticks up above the case and is easily turned on when you put it into, oh, say, a pocket on your camera bag. Where it is left on for a couple of weeks. Which isn't good. OK, OK, my fault, yes, and my fault for waiting so long--over a year--to seek out a repair. Turns out a major photo repair place in NY can't repair it, and the distributor would have replaced it if I had returned it to them within the warranty period, but they don't have any parts and won't try to repair it. Now I have a ring flash that I used exactly once that is yet another plastic piece of garbage. Why can't we fix things anymore??
compare cost from Canons macro flash line, this one is a no brainer under a hundred bucks ETTL controlled
Had to mess with this since the connection didn't always result in a flash.
Use it for maro work where power is nt an issue, although it does fine within its range. TTL lets the camera do the exposer work - nice. I had to lubricate the attachment wheel as it was quite sticky, used a silicone based lube and OK now.
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