DIY Ring Flash


Ring Flash:

  • Say goodbye to annoying shadows, hello to smooth lighting
  • Great for fashion photography
  • Fits most hot-shoe strobes
  • Ships in a flat box
  • Optional bracket for direct camera mounting

The DIY Ring Flash Kit – probably the best ring flash ever. Our focus was on great lighting, so any ugly hot-spots were eliminated, and lighting is just beautiful.

Assembling the kit is just where the fun begins (see videos tab). You’ll get an even bigger kick once you start shooting with it.

Say good-bye to those annoying shadows. Say hello to even, smooth lighting.

Some photographers like to attach to the ring flash to the flash head with gaffers tape. But if you want something a bit more sturdy, check out our Ring Flash Bracket.

The bottom opening on the ring flash is 7cm x 4cm (2.755” x 1.575”), and can be easily expended by slitting the four bottom corners of the ring flash. It will probably fit most normal size strobes. (see FAQ for tested strobes).

The system includes a silver Ring Flash, a black finish outer shell, a ring and a detailed instructions page. We also recommend getting the optional Ring Flash Bracket which enables mounting the ring flash on the camera tripod socket.

Q: Can I sit on the Ring Flash?
A: You can, but it will probably not be very comfy. Also, it will probably do some damage to the ring flash. While attentive care will help your modifier last long, it is made of plastic and cardboard, and will not survive heavy abuse.

Q: How do you put this thing together?
A: The Ring Flash requires some assembly, it comes with a detailed IKEA style instructions page. We also have video tutorials for both the ring flash and bracket on the videos tab.

Q: I have a big flash, will it fit the Ring Flash?
A: The Ring Flash has been tested with all kinds of flashes, small and big, Nikon’s SB26, SB28, SB800, SB900, Canon’s 430EXII, 580EXII and even the Vivitar monster 285. The kit is designed that if a flash does not fit the bottom, four small slits on the cardboard will make it fit. This is explained in the instructions page.

Q: What’s the inner diameter on the Ring Flash?
A: The smallest diameter on the Ring Flash is 10 cm

Q: HELP! I cant find my camera on the bracket bending chart (yes, there is a bracket bending chart)
A: Basically, there are three lines on the instructions sheet which roughly fit: BIG DSLRs with grip, “regular” DSLRs and point and shoots. Depending on your model go for the most appropriate line.