Strangely the Jessops unit stopped working for some reason so I took it back for a full refund. Luckily I got all the money back so now I'm going to put some more money together and get the Canon 270EX unit that is in Argos.
This is a 1:1 shot of a leaf from the garden (Greater celandine) I used off camera flash to backlight it, balancing it with the ambient light so as to keep some detail on the front surface. Theres also a spider web behind the leaf too, which I did'nt notice before!
This is an unopened Dandelion flower, photographed against a plain background (kitchen door) and using available light. I was emulating the style of legendary nature photographer Karl Blossfeldt,(1856-1932) an early pioneer in the world of close-up photography. Full size image here
Bought this unit from Jessops yesterday for £79. It has a GN of 38, a bounce head that also swivels thru 180 degrees, as well as auto or manual zoom. It has 4 power setings down to 1/16 power, and a LCD screen with backlight if needed. All I need now is a bracket so I can use it off the camera and a good diffuser. For now I have something that works ;)