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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Des Plaines, IL

    Thumbs up Finally adapted ...

    For the longest time, I have been wanting to support the ring flashes I have on something larger than that darn 55mm filter ring.

    It is the most annoying thing to have a 180mm f/3.5 1:1 MACRO lens, and not be able to use the ring light (HVL-RLAM) or the common third-party ring flash, because SONY and whomever decided they wanted people at 180mm using their more expensive flash systems. Well, to that, as always ... I say "NO!"

    I am not breaking out another $600 for something I already own!

    So ... without further adieu ... here's the "adapted" TAMRON SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD 1:1 MACRO and the SONY HVL-RLAM, securely married together with $40 worth of step-down rings.

    Attachment 40028

    Can you imagine the "one-gun" salute I am sporting to the manufacturers, now? If you won't make an adapter for your device, I will!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-19-2008 at 03:58 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    What's that hot shoe attachment? It must be part of the ring flash, not familiar with it. Sony needs a ring light.

    I was thinking of making something like this:

    Couple more pics and ideas at dyxum!

    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

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