Aimed at studio photographers on a ‘tight budget’ comes the Ringlite Converter from UK-based lighting group Bowens.

Priced at around £294, the attachment is claimed to be compatible with all digital SLRs and is designed to allow photographers to convert a standard Bowens flashhead to produce ?ringflash-style light?.

A Bowens spokesman added: ?Using this new converter photographers can simply put the camera lens through the centre of the light source.

?This creates a softer, wholesome surrounding light around the lens which reduces shadows. It can also create shadowing around the outline of the subject so users can work with a specific photographic effect.?

Bowen points out that applications for ringflash include portraits and product shots.

The kit uses an S-type adapter, allowing it to be backwards-compatible with older Bowens lighting, adds the firm.

?Traditional ringflash generally comprises flash tubes, cable and a powerpack, so the full kit required is quite unwieldy and expensive,? explained Bowens technical director Mark Aherne.

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Bowens Ringlite Converter