I’ve got the Orbis ring flash half and hour ago and i love it! It is really well made and light. The first thing i did was to check if it will fit my Nikon 17-55 lens and it did. After that i’ve put the flash in and wanted to know how will it mount on it. Well the problem is that the flash (used a sb-800) was too heavy and it was sliding out. Holding these 2 things in 1 hand and the heavy dslr in the other is really clumsy.
At that point i knew i don’t like shooting with something, that will take my mind of the model and the actually shooting since i would need to watch out that the flash doesn’t fall down. So i figured i’d do it with a little mod. I just added the Velcro tape and done. It’s also easy to take the flash out/put in.
Now even if i shake it really hard it doesn’t fall down. The Orbis ring flash is really well made so i don’t think it will break because of the weight of the flash. Easy and cheap mod. Maybe the Orbis guys should put some Velcro tape in the box?
Here are some pics of the mod with Velcro.
It’s a great light modifier and i’ll be having a lot of fun with it.