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LED Ring Light.

ca Offline Chako

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LED Ring Light.
on: July 19, 2021, 10:04:31 PM
I went into Staples for one thing, and came out with a different thing. When I saw a whole section full of ring lights designed for cell phones, I thought to myself this could be a good way to shine light using the cell phone. I bought one. Here are my test photos and the rig I ended up with.

I went with the cheapest 10" ring light I could find, which was a Staples branded kit. It also had the shorter telescoping stand as I envision holding it instead of doing selfies. There is a removable goose neck cell phone holder that fits inside the ring. Several other models had the phone sitting on top of the ring. Inside the ring ensures better even lighting. The USB powered cord has a control pod half way down the 6 foot long cord. You can control the intensity of the light as well as 3 balances.
20210719_151908A by Chako, on Flickr

You can see the tale tell ring on shiny surfaces.
20210719_151244A by Chako, on Flickr

The lighting is very nice however when not getting direct blast back.
20210719_151441A by Chako, on Flickr

Overall, I am quite happy with this USB powered ring light.

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Re: LED Ring Light.
Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 10:37:45 PM
My wife uses something similar for shooting video.  It's been very useful apparently. :)
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Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 10:46:50 PM
Considered essential for some styles of photography.  :salute:


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Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 01:05:13 PM
Agreed. I have one for my DSLR.
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Re: LED Ring Light.
Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 03:06:19 PM
Nice find.  Makes sense this is a thing. 
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Reply #5 on: August 22, 2022, 05:26:52 PM
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