RingFlash for Sony DSC-F828

Discussion in 'Sony' started by jonnyhicks, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. jonnyhicks

    jonnyhicks Guest

    Hi all

    Ive got a Sony digital camera (not sure if this is the correct NG for
    digital questions)
    I do a lot of close up macro photagraphing and have been having a few
    problems with lighting.

    If I use the flash at anything closer than 12" I get a shadow from the lens.
    I bought a Centon ringflash on E-Bay thinking I could get a hotshoe cube
    from jessops to get the flash to work.

    The bloke in Jessops said there was no hotshoe cube for the Sony, which I
    should have guessed really.

    I was always under the impression that a hotshoe was a ISO standard and all
    flashes would fit all hotshoes, but I have since been told otherwise (by the
    jessops bloke)

    Does anyone know if I can get a ringflash that will fit or has anyone heard
    of a combination that does work.

    The Sony website only sell their own normal flash units and no ringflashes

    Or has anyone got any suggestions on a reasonably economical solution to
    lighting for macro photography.
    I have seen the folding light tent things on E-Bay and was thinking of one
    of those and a couple of lamps, but i'm not sure what to go for.

    Thanks in advance for any help

    jonnyhicks, Oct 18, 2004
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  2. jonnyhicks

    Fitpix Guest

    What subject matter are you shooting Jon? A ring flash may not be the best
    answer depending on your subject matter.
    Fitpix, Oct 18, 2004
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  3. jonnyhicks

    bmoag Guest

    I have an 828.
    It will fire any flash with a standard hotshoe (sorry Jessops).
    However you will have to determine exposure by trial and error as only Sony
    units seem to work with any kind of auto exposure.
    Using a guide number for the flash is just the starting point; you also have
    to lock the camera at a specific ISO.
    bmoag, Oct 19, 2004
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