RoundFlash Ring £66, $113
When it comes to light-softening, bigger tends to be better. At 45cm wide, the RoundFlash is twice the diameter of the Orbis, but thanks to its fabric construction, it’s 30 per cent lighter and folds down smaller than the Orbis.
Set up is a breeze, thanks to the pop-up design. You just snap five magnetic rods into place and strap your flashgun into the back. A simple but effective web of elastic cords secures the RoundFlash to your lens. Avoid using it with wide-angle or short prime optics as vignetting can be noticeable. There isn’t much room to access zoom or focus rings either, but the pay-off is light so soft and shadowless that even the Orbis can’t quite compete. Just remember to crank up your flashgun to compensate for the three-stop light reduction.
Is it a drum? Is it a wheel? It’s big enough to be either, but it’s best accompanying your Nikon.