Bowens’ RingLite Converter; Get The “Ringlight Look” On A Budget Page 2
So what's the final verdict? Like always, that depends on your usage. If you plan on using a ringlight extensively in your studio work, then this is probably not the way to go. However, if you just want to give yourself an option to create the ringlight "look" occasionally, and you already own Bowens lighting equipment, then this might be a good option. If you want to photograph small, non-reflective objects, this comes in real handy. Just create your setup, mount the light and converter on a light stand, determine your exposure, and shoot right through the center.
Mount: "S"-type bayonet
Center Aperture: 33/4"
Weight: 3.2 lbs
Street Price: Approx. $450
For more information, contact Bowens USA, PO Box 310, West Hyannisport, MA 02672; (508) 862-9274; www.bowensusa.com.
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