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jnscbl   US  Basic Member Thu 02-Aug-01 10:17 PM
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"Vivitar 6000AF Macro flash (Ringlight)"



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I recently bought this new flash from B&H for about 110.00USD. I tested it with my N80 and 105mm AF f2.8D and Gold 100. I have posted four shots from the PictureCD (unenhanced) to NikonNet. The first image will have a caption, but no description. Just click anywhere on the image itself, and this will give you a view with the caption AND description. Isn't this silly? I hate NikonNet, but what else is there? (Is it the third quarter yet?)

This little flash is very lightweight. The power module fits in the hotshoe, and the flash module screws to the filter ring of the lens. The two modules are connected by a coiled cord. The power module has an ON/OFF switch, a ready light, and no other controls. Flash compensation can be controlled by the camera. I use spot metering, and try to position a sensor on the lightest part of the subject, so as to avoid "hot spots". If you are looking for a macro flash, but don't want to spend the megabucks for a new SB29, this will do just fine.---scott

--scott

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Reply message RE: Vivitar 6000AF Macro flash (Ringlight) jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources
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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources   San Pedro Garza García, MX  Charter Member Fri 03-Aug-01 02:30 AM
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Indeed a very good purchase for US$110, as against the alternative Sunpak DX-12R TTL Macro Ringlight Flash for US$230 or the US$355 for the SB-29 (imported).
The Vivitar 6000AF Macro Flash includes 49, 52, 55 & 58mm adapter rings. The SB-29 has 52, 62 & 72mm adapters.
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jnscbl   US  Basic Member Fri 03-Aug-01 03:48 AM
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I left out one major detail---the 6000 is dedicated TTL.---scott

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources   San Pedro Garza García, MX  Charter Member Fri 03-Aug-01 06:16 AM
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And with a larger Guide Number!
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DavidC     Basic Member Fri 03-Aug-01 02:45 PM
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How do you get the area behind your subject black?







Take a chance it may be the only one you get

  

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jnscbl   US  Basic Member Fri 03-Aug-01 04:40 PM
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When you use a very small aperture, such as f22, in order to get greater depth of field, then the flash provides all of the illumination. At very close distances, flash light decays extremely rapidly, so backgrounds tend to go black. If the flash were not turned on, the entire image would be black from gross underexposure. As the distance to the subject increases, and the size of the subject increases, larger apertures are sufficient for adequate depth of field. Using larger apertures allows more ambient or existing light to record on the film, so the background will not be totally black.---scott

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TD   Everett, US  Basic Member Mon 06-Aug-01 09:03 PM
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Nice pictures, Scott. Having TTL exposure control is especially nice. I may have to break out of my tungsten lighting world and give the ringflash a try. Tad

  

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