Shooting macro means focusing close to the lens and this can make lighting your subject tricky – the Matin Macro Reflector provides a cheap, lightweight solution, maximising the amount of light hitting your subject.
Tough and flexible, the Matin Macro Reflector is incredibly lightweight at a mere 50g and features a reversible body with two alternate surfaces - white and silver, letting you modify the look of your lighting.
Simply slide the reflector over the body of your lens and anchor it in place using the attached Velco straps. When not in use, the whole thing can be easily folded into the included 14cm carrycase, ready for storage in a pocket or camera bag.
At just £10.99, it’s much cheaper than a dedicated ring-flash system, and creates an effective solution to getting the most out of any lighting situation.
Whether shooting in the studio with flash, or snapping outside in sunlight, the Matin is a versatile and invaluable piece of kit that will fit into even the tightest of budgets.
This review was first published in the October 2011 issue of Digital Photo - download back issues here.