I just bought a NEEWER® Macro Ring LED Light. This device can be considered as some alternative to ring flashes.
In this post I want to share my opinion on this device with some photo examples.
This ring light is a good alternative of original ring flashes when you have a tight budget. I’ve bought it for $30 instead of $300 for an original flash.
As any product this light has pros and cons. Here is my list of those:
1. It is a bit weak – it produces a low light and this cannot be controlled
2. It is not good to use with wide angle lenses as it is in the frame (I’ve used 18mm of Canon EFS 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS lenses on Canon 600D)
3. It is not good with tele-lenses with a large body as the light is to law (I’ve used 70mm of Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM).
4. Its body looks like very breakable.. but this is my opinion – I didn’t break it though..
5. I have not found the Europe standard power connector.. So, I have to go and by an adapter connector
1. This is very cheap comparing with an original ring flash
2. This quite good using with fix normal lenses (I’ve used Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8). In this case it was enough light and nothing was covering my frame.
3. It looks like a great serious stuff
4. It works using AA batteries and can work from power line ( and the cable is long enough)
So, my though that this ring light is very good for those who do not have much money to spend on the macro flash and who use normal lenses. For me this seems to work fine for photographing coins and flowers.