Ray of hope
I’m an AP subscriber and have recently become a grandfather which has rekindled my interest in portrait photography. I was interested in the article regarding the best lighting accessories ( Light me up, 19 May) and particularly the Ray Flash Universal Ringflash adapter. Having researched the website quoted in the article I found that the item could not be purchased directly from the manufacturer. In fact I was unable to find any supplier in the UK of this product, and Amazon has it listed as a discontinued item. I would therefore ask that before recommending equipment in similar articles your researchers ensure that the gear is readily available for purchase.
Keep up the good work. Malcolm Gibbs Before running any group test or round-up in AP we always make sure that any products we list or recommend are available for readers to buy. As you mention the Ray Flash Universal adapter has now been discontinued, but it is still available from some online stockists such as the Flash Centre (www.theflashcentre.com) who are selling the Ray Flash Universal adapter (short neck) RFU-S (Short) version for £99. I also found a couple of examples on eBay, but these are generally more expensive and tend to sell for around £150. When a product is seemingly unavailable to buy, it’s worth typing the full product name into Google and clicking on the shopping link just below the search bar. If that fails there’s always eBay or Gumtree to fall back on – Michael Topham, reviews editor