We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Invented by Lester A. Dine in 1952 for use in dental photography, these DSLR ringlight flashes are now widely used in all sorts of photography. They are particularly adept at providing even illumination with few shadows in the resulting photographs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.
6. Coco Ring Flash Adapter
To be clear, the Coco Ring Flash Adapter is not, in and of itself, a flash. Rather, it is a channeling device that attaches to the front of a standard speedlight, in this case a Nikon SB-900. When your speedlight fires, it pulls the light around the circle.
For shooters with a good handle on their manual exposure settings who want to spend as little as possible on a good quality ring light, the Neewer Close-up NW-14EXM does away with TTL function, forcing its users to expose their images manually.
The ability to adjust the intensity of the lamps on either side of the ring gives the Canon-specific YongNuo YN-14EX a unique bit of flexibility among its competition. Its pair of modeling lights take up too much of the ring itself, however.
The K&F Concept KF-150 works efficiently with Canon’s Rebel series of consumer-friendly DSLRs, syncing with those cameras’ program modes to deliver an automatic and accurate exposure. It also has its own overheat protection feature to maintain its durability.
Designed to be compatible with Nikon cameras, the Neewer Macro 14 EXT has a flash coverage stretching out 80? in either direction, with comprehensive manual controls in addition to the easy-to-use TTL functions that communicate with the camera’s auto exposure.
The Canon MR-14EX II is the company’s flagship macro ring, designed to seamlessly integrate with Canon’s E-TTL system. It also features two LED focusing lights for easy exposure previewing at a minimal cost to the overall battery life.