Some months ago I posted that i’m building my own LED ring in order to get some nice closeup shots and have something special for portraits. The project was on hold for some time, but I got back to it, and now I have my first working prototype. Here two picture of flowers I took with the ring and my 17-40 mm.
Here I have also some shots of the ring itself. I already have some ideas of improvement. The mayor problem is that the ring is very long and on my 17-40 mm I can see the ring at 17-19 mm. Also I’ll go for SMD power LEDs to get even more light. Also a connection to the camera is mandatory. Maybe I’ll think of a E-TTL connection via a small micro controller.