Neewer 48 Macro LED Ring Light

Neewer 48 Macro LED Ring Light


Neewer 48 Macro LED Ring Light is not one of the most important accessories you need to buy with your Bridge camera but if you are a fan of Macro Photography  then it’s something must have or should have depending on how serious you are about taking Macro photos. Five years ago when I bought my Canon SX10 there were no LED Ring lights or at least cheap products which we could afford with a limited budget. Inbuilt Flash was not enough and external Flashes were too expensive.  I wish this Macro LED Ring Lights there available on those days.

I talked about External Flashes for bridge cameras in last post. Unfortunately now everyone can afford those since Canon Speedlite 270EX 2 cost around $170 and Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash cost nearly $300.  Most people who buy a camera like Canon SX60 have a limited budget and can’t afford something like this. There are other more important accessories to buy like camera bag, a Fast memory card, a Macro filer like Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Snap-On Lens and also a good tripod. You can buy all these from money you have to invest for something like Speedlite 430EX.

So this is the next best thing for a flash you can buy if you are into Macro photography. Having constant illumination is something important for focusing and  you can go for higher shutter speeds instead of trying use aperture. But if you are a professional photographer who expect something more this is not for you. This is NOT a Ring Fash which cost you hundreds of dollars but a Ring Light. A good example for a Ring Fash is Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II { Here } which cost you over $500.  So don’t expect that much power or quality from this $40 Ring Light. But it’s a good product for it’s price.

You need to train your self and camera to get max out of this. For example Insects are not fond of staying still when a big bridge reaching them. So unlike with sudden light for flash this going to be a challenge.  It works great with flowers and tiny object which won’t crawl away or fly way. Also you can take good indoor close up photos using it.

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You are going to get in this package,  6 Adapters sizes of 49 mm, 52 mm, 55 mm, 58 mm, 62 mm and 67 mm, an AC adapter and lighting unit.  The 48 LED ring can be switched to full or half on of left or right. The ring can be rotated too.

It can be powered by DC power using AC adapter if you want to take indoor photos or 2 AA batteries. If you are going to use AA batteries then make sure to buy really good high capacity rechargeable batteries like Sanyo Eneloop batteries which last really a long time. Never has problems with batteries ever since I have started using those. (My old SX10 use four AA batteries).

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