ExpoImaging Inc. has introduced the Ray Flash: The Ring Flash Adapter. Designed as a portable and lightweight adapter for a hot-shoe flash unit, the Ray Flash replicates the unique lighting effect produced by heavy, tethered, powered studio ring flash units.
This ring flash adapter attaches directly to the cameraâ€™s hot shoe flash, with current models designed to fit the Canon 580EX (MKI & MKII) and Nikon SB800 flash units. With a 4 1/8″ internal diameter, the adapter is large enough to accept almost all professional lenses from both Canon and Nikon.
Because the ring flash light originates from a circle around the camera lens, the Ray Flash creates a distinctive lighting effect, producing a virtually shadowless look on the front of the subject, while leaving a soft, even shadow around the edges. The versatile adapter is ideally suited for fashion, wedding, portrait, journalist and macro photography, as either a main or fill-in light.
The Ray Flash retails for $299 through photo dealers in the U.S.