MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: What can you tell me about the Aputure Amaran AHL-N60 Halo Ring LED?  (Read 4396 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Beppe Grillo

« on: July 24, 2013, 01:26 »
0


Uncle Pete

« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 08:58 »
0
Have one, it came in a box full of toys from eBay. (as in I was shopping for some cables and batteries and the store had these, so I got one) They work. It's not a real flash, it's a LED light that flashes. You can use it continuous too and solve any Sync. problems. Basically I wanted it for fill on macro. I may have used it for some food shots.

$21 eBay BIN easy to find, shipped from China, comes with a slew of lens adapter rings. Everything plastic. If you grab them tight they will bind. Must be turned, not grabbed. I never considered the guide number, but 15 is optimistic. LOW!

It works, could be useful. I won't say much else. It's a little light that goes around the lens and attaches to the filter threads. For twenty-two bucks, how much fun can you stand?  :)


Beppe Grillo

« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 13:34 »
0
Thank you Uncle Pete!
Yes I think that for the price it could be an interesting accessory.
I was thinking to use it for macro, closeup on little still-life photos and fill-in for outdoor portraits.
I imagined that it was all plastic, but I was not sure.
Can you indicate me, approximately,  how much time long the batteries?

fritz

  • I love Tom and Jerry music

« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 15:57 »
0
I used to have for couple of months but I found completely useless toy.
Save your money for something more serious like Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX.
It's a bit expensive but ........ 100X better than Aputure Amaran.

« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 16:02 »
0
Or consider something like a Ray Flash.  It attaches to the head of your speed light and redistributes its light around the lens.  I've used mine for years and love the results.  A whole lot easier than carrying around a studio strobe.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 02:48 »
0
Or consider something like a Ray Flash.  It attaches to the head of your speed light and redistributes its light around the lens.  I've used mine for years and love the results.  A whole lot easier than carrying around a studio strobe.


Thanks for the link disorderly.
I have the impression that it does not fit with Nikon flashes :(
(Sony, Metz, Nissin, Canon)

And yes it is surely lighter that the Boncolor one :D

OM

« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 04:08 »
0
Try searching for Sunpak DX-12R. It is a real ring flash with modelling lights that you turn on and stay on until the flash exposure is made. It is only for macro purposes with a GN of 12 (for people photography there are bigger, better and more expensive ones).

I have no idea if they are still made and if not, how desirable (and pricey) they are on eBay but it is an excellent macro ringflash.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 04:41 »
0
^ Yes, this is surely better, I have found that it costs around $ 125 - 150 if I have understood well.
And the adaptor rings around $ 25 - 30 each one
So about $ 250 - 300 to use it with 3 lenses



OM

« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 09:54 »
0
^ Yes, this is surely better, I have found that it costs around $ 125 - 150 if I have understood well.
And the adaptor rings around $ 25 - 30 each one
So about $ 250 - 300 to use it with 3 lenses

Sorry, I hadn't looked for the Sunpak on eBay. I bought mine locally from a Craig's List type site and it came complete in box with all the adapter rings 77mm, 67mm, 62mm and 58mm. I think I paid about $150 for it. Of course, if you buy just one 77mm Sunpak ring you can get the much cheaper stepdown adapters to fit any other lenses...as I have for 52mm lenses (50mm and 105mm micro-Nikkor).

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2013, 13:29 »
0
^ no problem OM


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
5 Replies
4221 Views
Last post June 15, 2008, 19:29
by chumley
16 Replies
10468 Views
Last post March 11, 2009, 13:37
by shutterdrop
16 Replies
20697 Views
Last post May 06, 2010, 11:48
by click_click
15 Replies
8429 Views
Last post September 09, 2017, 05:06
by Chichikov

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results