Discussion Forum Leica S System S2 is there a macro flash for the s2
  • #1554
    hikemate

    i have an s2p with all the lens I would like to buy a macro flash like I had for my cannon . Any recommendations

  • #1566
    rgk

    I am looking at the Nikon R1C1. The kit includes a 72mm ring that should fit the 120mm macro. Before I buy it, i plan to ask the guys at Dale for their opinion.

  • #1567
    hikemate

    some uses have commented the flash does not fire . look at my thread on the item. I wanted to buy it too

  • #1570
    David Farkas

    I thought that the R1C1 might work with the S2 in manual mode, but according to a few S2 owners who have the R1C1 and have tried it, the R1C1 does not work.

    I'm curious if Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX would work in Manual mode on the S2…. any S2 users have one laying around?

  • #1577
    constable

    David Farkas;1387 wrote: I thought that the R1C1 might work with the S2 in manual mode, but according to a few S2 owners who have the R1C1 and have tried it, the R1C1 does not work.

    I'm curious if Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX would work in Manual mode on the S2…. any S2 users have one laying around?

    I confirm that the R1C1 does not work … Or at least that I cannot get it to work.

    Ed

  • #1690
    fotografz

    Just curious, why a little ring-light?

    Ring-lights produce flat results, flat as a pancake.

    Big Ring-light strobes produce a shadowless effect often used for fashion, but for macro I've never understood the concept of dead-on flat light (except maybe for scientific recording where art, or modeling the shape of the subject, isn't the objective.)

    Here's an alternative to consider:

    http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=CRD-87-Pkg&type=3&eq=&desc=CRD-87-Package%3a-Camera-Rotation-Device

    Add an extension arm, get any two small speed-lights to mount on the arms,
    and get a double split Y sync cord that plugs into the S2's sync port:

    http://www.paramountcords.com/Ycords.asp

    Way more creative control of the lighting effects.

    -Marc

  • #1697
    fotografz

    Oops! Sorry.

    I posted the wrong link for the Really Right Stuff solution, here's the correct one.

    http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B87-QR

    -Marc

  • #1698
    rgk

    I think that fotografz is on the right 😀 track. I am thinking about getting the RRS macro ring and rack. The next problem will be the flash. If one mounts a pair of flashes on the RRS ring, could one fire them with a pocket wizard? What about hand holding the SF 58 and using the RC-S cable release?

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