Macro photography enthusiasts may be interested in the arrival of a new budget ring flash to UK shores. Designed to provide virtually shadowless lighting at close range, the Marumi DRF14 Ring Flash is available with either Canon or Nikon dedication and supports E-TTL/ E-TTL11 and iTTL respectively. rn

Macro photography enthusiasts may be interested in the arrival of a new budget ring flash to UK shores. Designed to provide virtually shadowless lighting at close range
he Marumi DRF14 Ring Flash is available with either Canon or Nikon dedication and supports E-TTL/ E-TTL11 and iTTL respectively.

Featuring a guide number of xx (@ISO100) the DRF14 attached directly to lenses with a 52mm filter thread, but step up rings are provided for 55mm, 58mm, 62mm and 67mm mounts. Synchronisation is via the camera?s hotshoe.

The Marumi DRF14 Ring Flash is available now at at RRP of £128.
For more details contact Kenro on 01793 615836 or visit www.kenro.co.uk.


Press Release
Kenro releases new ring flash

Kenro has announced the UK release of a new Marumi Ring Flash, the DRF14.

The Marumi Ring Flash is the perfect choice for the photographer who requires shadow free illumination. It is designed for close up, macro, medical, scientific and forensic photography as the flash light source is positioned directly between the camera lens and subject providing an even illumination.

The DRF14 is available with either a Canon fitting (DRF14C) for Canon cameras that use the E-TTL/ E-TTL11 system or a Nikon fitting (DRF14N) for Nikon cameras using the iTTL system.

The unit is compatible with Canon Models: 5D, 20D, 30D, 300D, 350D, 400D, D30 and D60. It can also be used with the following Nikon Models: D40, D50, D70, D70s, D80, D200, D2X, D2Hs, D2x, D2H, D300 and D3.

The standard mount is 52mm and step up rings to 55mm, 58mm, 62mm and 67mm are included, along with an adapter. The unit incorporates direct hot shoe synchronisation and has a flash duration of 1/7000th second and a recycling time of 4-6 seconds.

Kenro managing director Paul Kench believes the new Marumi Ring Flash is ideally suited to those looking for high end results on a limited budget: ?We have all seen those amazing fashion shots by the world?s top photographers with models posed against a wall and the lighting jumps right out at you. Yet there is a softness to the shadows, which envelop the subject. Ring flash is normally an expensive luxury, but now it is within reach of every serious photographer, courtesy of Marumi. It?s easy to use and very effective.?

The DRF14 has a RRP of £128 and is available now from major photographic dealers.

Kenro is the official UK distributors for the range of Marumi photographic accessories, including filters, lens hoods and flash guns. See www.kenro.co.uk for details of your nearest stockist, or call Kenro on 01793 615836 for more details.

  • A Watson

    I have used the Marumi DRF14 Ringflash for about 18 months now on a range of DX format Nikons from an D40 through to a D7100 and found the flash coupled with a 1:1 Macro lens gives good results for close-up work with an even spread of light. The low guide number of 14 limits its use for other ‘shadow-less’ photography. The flash isn’t however without its problems, the biggest being the battery compartment which is a tight squeeze for normal AA batteries and a no for some rechargeables. With only an On/Off switch and a test button any changes have to be made via the Flash Compensation within the camera. For those who don’t what the sophistication of two tubes, strobe and wireless the Marumi DRF14 is ideal and almost £150 cheaper then the alternatives.