Ring Flash – Discovery of the Month

Ring Flash A discussion

The other day I stumbled upon a cool gadget called Ring Flash.

These flashes, as the name suggests, produce a circular flash of light. Its most important characteristic is providing even illumination with few shadows visible in the photograph, as the origin of the light is very close to (and surrounds) the optical axis of the lens.

Ring flashes are popular among fashion, macro and portrait photographers.

There are two models that caught my eye.

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50mm lens – I didn’t know I could do that

We are continuing the series – I didn’t know I could that – with 50mm lens.

50 mm lens - I didnt know I could do that

50 mm f/1.8 lens is a cheap good quality prime lens. I use it for taking portraits and headshots. There are many aspects of a 50mm lens that goes unnoticed. We will start with the obvious ones.

Focusing Ring

50 mm lens - I didnt know I could do that

As the name suggests, the focusing ring helps to change the focusing of the lens. If camera is on AF (Auto Focus) mode, the focusing is done by the camera. If set to M (Manual) mode, the ring has to worked by the photographer.

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