Third Party Flashes For Canon EOS: Macro Lites And Ring Flashes (Bilora, Dörr, Novoflex, Phoenix, Promaster, Tumax & more) - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

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Bilora D140 RF-C   -/- 14 E-TTL           1/700   -/- -/-         see comments 250 4x AA Suntax size of control unit: 145 x 67 x 45mm, size of flash: 115 x 95 x 28mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58, 62 and 67; equals Suntax DRF14 (given size doesn't fit though)  
Bilora Multi-D-Flash-C aka 123-C     MU: 28 - 85 | RL: 50 MU: - 34 | RL: 14 E-TTL ? 8           yes yes           225 + 120     size of main flash unit: 170 x 64 x 50mm, size of ring flash unit: 115 x 97 x 28mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 58 and 67; combi flash consisting of a standard flash and a ringlite (main unit serves as power source and control unit)  
Bower SFD14C     -/- 14 E-TTL           1/700 4/6 -/- -/-         see comments 250 4x AA Suntax size of control unit: 150 x 70 x 45mm, size of flash: 112 x 92 x 20mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58, 62 and 67; equals Suntax DRF14; optimal working distance between 3 and 50cm  
Bower SFD52C       MU: - 34 | RL: 18 E-TTL ?             yes yes             4x AA 2010 compatible with filter sizes 55 and 58  
Brilliant DMAF 18ETTL ("Macro Ring Digital Flash")         18 E-TTL no yes M (≥1/64), FEC       0.3 - 7 -/- -/-             4x AA 2010 compatible with filter sizes 49 - 62  
Brilliant DMAF 20ETTL         20 E-TTL   modelling LEDs M (≥1/64), FEC   yes   0.3 - 7 either vert. or horiz.             4x AA 2010 compatible with filter sizes 49 - 77  
CononMark iQ         LED: 4x10W/FH: 4x13             1/320               317 x 317 x 110     2012 rather a quad light then a ring light featuring 4 individually adjustable flash heads and 4 LEDS used as modeling or video lights; built-in radio receiver, compatible with CononMark's 2.4 GHz radio triggers; product page atm in chinese only  
Delta Di980 (Flashgun w/ Macro Ring Lite)       MU: 28 - 85 | RL: 50 MU: - 30 | RL: 14 E-TTL           1/700 0.3 - 6 yes yes             4x AA   compatible with filter sizes 52, 58 and 67  
Delta DRF14         14 E-TTL             0.3 - 6 -/- -/-           RL: 127 4x AA Suntax compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58, 62 and 67; equals Suntax DRF14  
Dörr Combiflash TTL (Flashgun w/ Macro Ring Lite)     MU: 28 - 85 MU: - 34 | RL: 8.4 E-TTL no 5       1/30000 - 1/500 0.5 - 7 yes           see comments 250 + 190 4x AA   size of main flash unit: 120 x 85 x 73mm, ring flash unit: 120 x 120 x 30mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58, 62, 67 and 72; combi flash consisting of and functioning as either a standard flash and/or a ringlite (doesn't fire both at once)  
Dörr DAF-14       14             1/700                     Suntax compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58 and 67; equals Suntax DRF14  
Dörr Starblitz Macrolite 100     -/- 5 TTL               -/- -/-                 compatible with filter sizes 49, 52 and 55 (Series VII)  
Emoblitz Di980 (Flashgun w/ Macro Ring Lite)   MU: 28 - 85 | RL: 50 MU: - 30 | RL: 14 E-TTL no MU: 8 | RL: no       1/700 4/6 MU: yes MU: yes         see comments 290 4x AA Suntax size of control unit: 170 x 70 x 50mm, size of flash head: 150 x 92 x 25mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 58 and 67  
Emoblitz DRF14   50 14 E-TTL no yes         2/4             CU: 150 x 70 x 45 250 4x AA Suntax compatible with filter sizes 52, 58 and 67; equals Suntax DRF14; according to OEM fully compatible with EOS 300D, 350D, 400D, 5D, 20D, 30D, D30 and D60  
FalconEyes DMR w/ DMC87-C Control Unit       -/- 2x 6 (stereo) E-TTL no no         0.3 - 7 -/- -/-         CU: 115 x 83 x 72 230 + 159 4x AA Tumax ring flash module also compatible with the FalconEyes DMF880-C  
Fomei RF-1C       50 14 E-TTL no yes       1/700 4/6             150 x 70 x 45 (?) 250 4x AA Suntax compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58 and 67; equals Suntax DRF14  
KuangRen Macro Twin Lite KR-800       flex. heads 58 ('combined')     LED M (≥1/128), A:B     1/20000 - 1/200 2 - 5           PC   ~450 4x AA ChangGeng* 2015 *Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Co. Ltd. (Venus Optics); the 2 flash heads are mounted to flexible arms of 48cm length, an additional (approx. 1/3 shorter) arm carries the aux light  
Marumi DRF14 50 14 E-TTL no         1/700 4/6 -/- -/-         CU: 150 x 70 x 45 250 4x AA Suntax equals Suntax DRF14  
Marumi Di980AFC (Flashgun w/ Macro Ring Lite)   MU: 28 - 85 | RL: 50 MU: - 30 | RL: 14 E-TTL no MU: 8 | RL: no       1/700 4/6 MU: yes MU: yes         see comments 290 4x AA Suntax size of control unit: 170 x 70 x 50mm, size of flash head: 150 x 92 x 25mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 58 and 67  
Meike MK-14EXT   80° 14 E-TTL no yes M, FEC, A:B     1/20000 - 1/200 0.1 - 5               398 4x AA + CP-E4 2012 compatible with filter sizes 52 - 77; compatibility commited to EOS 1000D, 1100D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 7D, 5D Mark II - III; MK-14EXM is the non-TTL version; also sold under Skyblue brand  
Meike R200         15 (each head) E-TTL modelling/video LEDs M yes           optical TTL S1/S2 + TTL           announced in 2016 up to 8 flash heads can be mounted to a ring, which screws into the accessory thread of the lens; the system uses optical signals for communication between control unit and flash heads  
Neewer Macro Ring Lite 670C   80° 14 E-TTL   modelling light M, FEC (±3), A:B       0.1 - 5.0               265 4x AA + CP-E4 2013 size of control unit: 135 x 71 x 61mm, size of flash head: 136 x 118 x 23mm; compatible with filter sizes 49, 52, 55, 58, 62 and 67  
Nissin MF18   16 E-TTL no modelling LEDs M (≥1/1024), FEC (±3) yes   1/30000 - 1/300 0.1 - 5.5     wireless TTL wireless TTL 2grp, 4ch   see comments 446 4x AA + CP-E4 Nissin 2012 size of control unit: 85 x 115 x 65mm, size of flash head: 134 x 120 x 41mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 58, 62, 67, 72 and 77; full color LCD; compatible with Power Pack PS300, Canon CP-E4 and Nikon SD-8A/SD-9; USB port for firmware updates; X synch terminal;
compatibility committed to EOS 1000D, 1100D, 100D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 6D, 5D Mark I + II + III, 1D Mark II + II N + III + IV, 1D X
 
Nissin MR18 micro       28 16 E-TTL no no   yes   1/700 7       wireless TTL         AA + CP-E4 Nissin 2010 compatible with filter sizes 49 up to 77; compatible with Powerpack Pro 300/Canon CP-E4; USB port for firmware updates  
Novoflex Auto Duo Flash         28 (2x 20)   yes           0.3 - 6             see comments 230 + 240     requires AFM-CA mounting module for EOS; size of control unit: 140 x 70 x 50mm, size of each flash unit: 84 x 64 x 55mm  
Novoflex Auto Flash Art         12               0.3 - 6             see comments 230 + 350     requires AFM-CA mounting module for EOS; size of control unit: 140 x 70 x 50mm, size of flash: 157 x 150 x 18mm  
Novoflex Auto Ring Flash         14               0.3 - 6             see comments 230 + 116     requires AFM-CA mounting module for EOS; size of control unit: 140 x 70 x 50mm, size of flash: 120 x 120 x 30mm; compatible with filter size of 52, others optionally  
Novoflex AFM-CA Flash Module       Canon EOS dedicated flash module for use with Novoflex Auto Duo Flash, Flash Art and Ring Flash          
Opteka RL-500         18 E-TTL     M (≥1/64) yes   1/50000 - 1/420 0.3 - 6/7             see comments 290     size of control unit: 129 x 76 x 54mm, size of flash head: 115 x 92 x 20mm; compatible with filter sizes 52 and 58, adapters for 55 and 62 - 77 optional  
Opteka RL-600         20 E-TTL     M (≥1/64)     1/50000 - 1/420 0.3 - 6                 4x AA   compatible with filter sizes 52, 58 and 77  
Phoenix RL-59C [#04-212]     28 5 (18?) TTL             4 -/- -/-         see comments 90 + 150     size of control unit: 112 x 92 x 20mm, size of flash head: 90 x 65 x 65mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58 and 62  
Phoenix SmartFlash RF-46C [#04-262]     50 14 TTL           - 1/700 4/6                   Suntax compatible with filter sizes 55, 58, 62 and 67; equals Suntax DRF14  
Promaster Macrolume TTL [#7759]     10 TTL*                                   compatible with filter sizes 49 - 67; can be mounted to the lens by using Cokin P filter holder; dual flash ring;
*part of the promaster FTD system, uses series 5000 FTA module for hot shoe mounting
 
Promaster Macrolume TTL D(igital) [#3003]       10 TTL/E-TTL*                                
RPS DRF14   50 14 E-TTL no yes       1/1000 0.5 - 7             CU: 150 x 70 x 45 250 4x AA Suntax compatible with filter sizes 55, 58, 62 and 67; equals Suntax DRF14; the product sheet says Emoblitz (on the original packaging)  
Soligor AR-14 AF       -/- 14 E-TTL               -/- -/-                 compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58, 62 and 67  
Sunblitz MRF 4077         6 (20?) E-TTL no yes                       see comments   4x AA 2011 size of control unit: 92 x 63 x 65mm, size of flash head: 112 x 95 x 20mm  
Suntax DRF14       50 14 E-TTL no yes       1/700 4/6                 4x AA Suntax compatible with filter sizes 52, 58 and 67mm; various rebadges available by almost half of all companies on this list  
Suntax RF18AF         18 TTL   5       1/40000 - 1/1000 0.5 - 6             180 x 87 x 52 300 4x AA   compatible with Suntax PP600 Power Pack (use battery coupler module SA-BCSU)  
Triopo Speedlight TR-15EX         25 E-TTL no AF + modelling light M, FEC, A:B   yes   2.9                 + (?) ext. ~2014    
Tumax DMR w/ DMC87-C Control Unit     -/- 2x 6 (stereo) E-TTL no no         0.3 - 7 -/- -/-         CU: 115 x 83 x 72 230 + 159 4x AA   ring flash module also compatible with the Tumax DMF880-C; also available branded FalconEyes  
Viltrox JY-670C Macro Ring Lite     14 E-TTL no yes M (≥1/128), FEC (±0.3), A:B   yes   0.1 - 5 "full swivel"       PC see comments 380 4x AA + ext. Jueying 2012 size of control unit: 136 x 71 x 61mm, size of flash head: 136 x 118 x 23mm; compatible with filter sizes 49, 52, 55, 58, 62 and 67; LED bulbs; LCD - there also is a non-TTL JY-670 (2011, no LCD); JY = Jueying (JYC)  
Vivitar 6000AF       18 TTL no yes       1/40000 - 1/1000 0.5 - 6             see comments 420 + 249 4x AA   size of control unit: 215 x 171 x 56mm, size of flash head: 150 x 90 x 35mm; compatible with filter sizes 49, 52 and 55  
Vivitar DF-586-CAN   50 18 E-TTL             2/3                 4x AA   compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58, 62 and 67  
Voking Macro Ring Lite VK-110         14 E-TTL no yes M (≥1/128), FEC, A:B   yes   0.1 - 5           PC see comments 410 + ext.   size of control unit: 135 x 77 x 60mm, size of flash head: 125 x 115 x 25mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72 and 77  
Walimex RF18TTL       -/- 18 TTL           1/40000 - 1/1000 0.5 - 6 -/- -/-                 compatible with filter sizes 49, 52, 55 and 58; not compatible with DSLRs  
YongNuo YN-14EX Macro Ringlite     14 E-TTL no modelling light M (≥1/64), A:B       3 - 5           PC see comments 420 4x AA + ext. 2013 size of control unit: 153 x 74 x 56mm, size of flash head: 135 x 123 x 26mm; compatible with filter sizes 52, 58, 67 and 72; Canon camera menu accessible  
YongNuo YN-24EX Macro Twinlite         2x     modelling LEDs M (≥1/128), A:B       3                 4x AA + ext. 2017 compatible with filter sizes 52, 58, 62 and 67  
Y(ak)uzo DC2814 Auto Macro Flash       -/-   TTL               -/- -/-                 needs Series VII adapter and a camera compatible mounting module like Metz SCA system (the one from Soligor MZG 420 IS fits), Module ZPM-DI is a manual non-TTL Module  
Zeikos ZE-MR26EX       16 "full dig. TTL dedication"   yes 2CS (on flash?)                           Suntax compatible with filter sizes 52, 55, 58 and 62; equals Suntax DRF14  

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General Notes:
1.) I give my best to list every ring flash here, that is dedicated to or at least useful for Canon EOS cameras. So called Ring Lites (a recently growing kind of better (?) video lights in ring form) are not included. If I am missing something here, let me know.
2.) An additional massive list of mostly vintage X-Contact and non-AF TTL flashes with trigger voltage measurements can be found here. Read the introduction carefully. High trigger voltage might damage your camera. Also see my Camera Body lists for proper trigger voltages of your model.
3.) About the ring flash units' "compatibility": If I write "compatible with [some filter size]", I mean these adapters are/were included in the original package. Just use a different adapter for differing sizes, they are available in all imaginable diameter combinations.

Also see pending entries. Additions are welcome.