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Phoenix SmartFlash RF46C Macro Ring Flash for Canon ETTL II with 55mm, 58mm, 62mm & 67mm Adapter Rings, Guide Number of 46 ISO 100 @ 50mm

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Product Highlights

  • Provides Angle of illumination at 50mm & above (36mm equivalent)
  • Made For Canon
Phoenix RF46: Picture 1 regular $89.00

About Phoenix RF46

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

Phoenix RF46 Features

  • Provides Angle of illumination at 50mm and above (36mm equivalent)

Phoenix RF46 Specifications

Guide Number
46ft ISO 100 @ 50mm
Circuitry
IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) & Series Circuitry
Angle of illumination
50mm and above (36mm equivalent)
Exposure Confirmation
Auto-check lamp
Flash Duration
1/700 second
Color Temperature
5600K
Recycle time in Automatic
almost instantaneous
Recycle time in full power
4-6 Seconds
Power Source
4x AA Alkaline Batteries
Battery Type
NiCad, or NiMH batteries
Adaptor rings
55mm, 58, 62mm and 67mm included
Mfr #
P04262
SKU
SYRF46C

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3.7

(based on 48 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

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.

VS

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

 
4.0

Serves my puposes.

By

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.

 
1.0

Dont Waste you money

By

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.

 
5.0

Tremendous value!!

By

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.

 
5.0

Great Value.

By

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.

 
5.0

Nice flash for the $

By

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great flash weak connector

By

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Fun to use, not fun when it breaks

By

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??

 
4.0

Awesome flash

By

compare cost from Canons macro flash line, this one is a no brainer under a hundred bucks ETTL controlled

 
2.0

Kind of cheaply made

By

Had to mess with this since the connection didn't always result in a flash.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Well worth the low cost

By

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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Erick V  can I use this external flash for long distance in a runway?
STEPHEN H  No. A ring flash is designed to provide an even light when photographing things at "very close" distances, like when taking shots of flowers or insects, coins, ect. and not for lighting things that are far off. This flash does not "throw" light any appreciable distance like many external flashes do when connected to the camera body's hot-shoe. I can provide an example of what this flash does when doing macro photography if needed. Stephen Hill
Erick V  Thank you for your info, I am looking for long distance flash that help me to catch a good photo from far away of the runway. Do you have any advise about that? Thank you
Erick V  can I use this external flash for long distance in a runway?
STEPHEN H  No. A ring flash is designed to provide an even light when photographing things at "very close" distances, like when taking shots of flowers or insects, coins, ect. and not for lighting things that are far off. This flash does not "throw" light any appreciable distance like many external flashes do when connected to the camera body's hot-shoe. I can provide an example of what this flash does when doing macro photography if needed. Stephen Hill
Erick V  Thank you for your info, I am looking for long distance flash that help me to catch a good photo from far away of the runway. Do you have any advise about that? Thank you
Erick V  can I use this external flash for long distance in a runway?
STEPHEN H  No. A ring flash is designed to provide an even light when photographing things at "very close" distances, like when taking shots of flowers or insects, coins, ect. and not for lighting things that are far off. This flash does not "throw" light any appreciable distance like many external flashes do when connected to the camera body's hot-shoe. I can provide an example of what this flash does when doing macro photography if needed. Stephen Hill
Erick V  Thank you for your info, I am looking for long distance flash that help me to catch a good photo from far away of the runway. Do you have any advise about that? Thank you
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