The quirky San Francisco-based photo accessory company Photojojo has released a new lighting essential for the photographer on a budget called the Oh! Wow. Ring Light. Working as a ring flash and as a constant light source, this 60-LED bulb gizmo packs a punch in three different brightness settings.
The Oh! Wow. Ring Light comes with a detachable ring light and adjustable power supply and four adapter rings. It has a beam angle of 60 degrees, and it's color temperature range is 32,000 to 55,000K. The ring light measures a little over 4.5 inches tall and wide and slightly under an inch thick. The power supply controller comes in at approximately 3.7 inches tall, 2.7 inches wide and around 1.5 inches thick.
Made to attach in a cinch, photographers simply slide the adapter rings onto the camera's lens, plug in the power supply to the hot shoe pop in the ring light to get going. This ring light was designed to cut down on harsh shadows by distributing the light evenly around the subject. Most ideal of portraits, this ring light can also be used for macro shots. The ring light's constant mode can be used for shooting videos.
And if light is needed elsewhere than the front of the lens, the ring light can be detached and handheld from a different angle for an alternatively lit shot. The ring light is powered by four AA batteries (not included) to allow for easy off-camera usage.
The Oh! Wow. Ring Light is going for $99 (plus Photojojo offers free shipping on all orders over $50 within the U.S.), and it's compatible for all Nikon and Canon users, though Canonites will have to wait until April 3 to order this puppy.
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