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Twin Flash for Macro?

Kevriano
Posted 23/05/2018 - 17:56 Link
Evening. I've been considering getting a dedicated flash for Macro, and have seen lots of good things written about the AF160FC, but, it's no longer made and seemingly rare as hens teeth. Also, being a ring flash it's not considered the best option. Therefore I'm possibly looking at a Twin Flash unit.
Does anyone have any experience of using these, and more importantly, know of a decent unit that is K3 compatible?

Cheers
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2
Edited by Kevriano: 23/05/2018 - 17:57
bforbes
Posted 23/05/2018 - 18:32 Link
Ffordes have a AF160. link
derek897
Posted 23/05/2018 - 18:46 Link
Oh the fun begins anew 😁😁😁
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Kevriano
Posted 23/05/2018 - 18:46 Link
bforbes wrote:
Ffordes have a AF160. link

Oooo cheers. Good price too.
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2
ilovesaabs
Posted 23/05/2018 - 21:56 Link
Did you buy it? no longer available....
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HarisF1
Posted 24/05/2018 - 00:32 Link
What was the price?

I had one that I barely used (and it went for a crazy price last year).
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RobL
Posted 24/05/2018 - 07:53 Link
Definitely hanging on to mine, then! I have had good results from it and you can change the light output of the two semicircular lights in the ring flash to get a little modelling, rated one of the best. Not enough control though to eliminate reflections on shiny beetles for instance so a twin-light fitting may do better there.
Algernon
Posted 24/05/2018 - 08:03 Link
Twin lights will give you double shadows and ring lights are not much use for bugs. Have a look at diffusers that people have made for single lights. Pringle tubes are quite popular.

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derek897
Posted 24/05/2018 - 08:13 Link
You will have to diffuse the flash whichever one you go for, whether it's a single, twin or ring.
I use a ring flash on all my bug shots. I made up a diffuser to fit on it and it works fine for my needs.
There's a pic of it in my bellows macro thread

https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/bellows-macro-60534

My ringflash cost me 30 and 2 to make the diffuser.
I know what i like, If not always why.
Algernon
Posted 24/05/2018 - 08:25 Link
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Edited by Algernon: 24/05/2018 - 08:50
HarisF1
Posted 24/05/2018 - 16:19 Link
I'm really keen on having a play with the set up from that thread. Looking for that Nikkor lens now!
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Kevriano
Posted 24/05/2018 - 18:27 Link
HarisF1 wrote:
What was the price?

I had one that I barely used (and it went for a crazy price last year).

249, and No I didn't buy it. Dammit! There's one on the US Pentax Forum for $400
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2
RobL
Posted 24/05/2018 - 19:02 Link
Sigma do a Pentax fit ring flash - SRS have one for 329.00
derek897
Posted 24/05/2018 - 19:17 Link
I was looking to get this one before I picked up my ringflash.

https://fstoppers.com/diy/macro-photographer-tests-venus-kx-800-twin-flash-gets-...
I know what i like, If not always why.
derek897
Posted 25/05/2018 - 22:52 Link
I posted a link to the wrong thread, this one has my setup in it.

https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/dung-fly--horse-fly-60625
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