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Articles tagged "flash"
Sep 29, 2018 at 12:00
Phottix has launched a new operating system for its portable flash systems that it says automatically switches between different manufacturer’s TTL systems as it detects their presence from an on-camera flash unit or on-camera transmitter. We went hands-on at Photokina.
After last week's teaser, lighting manufacturer Profoto has announced its 'small big' new product. The B10 is designed to be used as studio flash head but in a very small body, and has a powerful continuous light source for videographers as well.
Sep 6, 2018 at 18:59
Buried among the EOS R and new lenses, Canon also introduced its Speedlite EL-100, a lightweight flash which has a powerful range of 26m and the ability to serve as an optical transmitter or slave. It can also tilt and rotate, and weighs just 190 grams.
Aug 7, 2018 at 17:32
Lighting manufacturer Cactus has officially launched its RQ250 bare bulb wireless TTL flash unit on the Kickstarter crowd funding website, and says it will be ready for delivery in October.
Jul 9, 2018 at 20:20
Hong Kong flash system manufacturer Cactus has released new firmware for its V6 II Transceiver that will allow it to wirelessly communicate TTL information between a Canon or Cactus flash and a Canon camera. The X-TTL update makes it possible to trigger Canon flashes and retain full TTL control with that flash either on or off camera.
Jul 9, 2018 at 16:13
Godox has announced the impending launch of its upcoming AD400Pro, a 400WS monolight with wireless shooting capabilities and a battery life of 390 full-powered flashes.
Jun 4, 2018 at 17:48
Leica has announced a new flash and remote control flash unit for its Q, SL/CL and M-series digital cameras. The Leica SF 60 flash offers TTL metering and high-speed sync up to 1/8000sec, while the SF C1 remote control unit enables wireless control of SF 60 flash units across up to seven channels in three groups.
May 15, 2018 at 20:18
One man's feature is another man's bug. Photographer Robert Hall has discovered a quirk about how the live view and EVF on Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras respond when you attach a flash. Fortunately, he's also found a way to work around it.
May 14, 2018 at 18:43
hähnel has extended its range of radio-triggered Modus 600RT flash units with a model for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The unit can be used directly in the hotshoe as a standalone flash, or within a group of flashes as a TTL commander or a slave using radio or optical communication.
Apr 10, 2018 at 15:04
Swiss lighting manufacturer Elinchrom has officially announced that it will "take a breather" from this year's Photokina trade show, and according to industry rumors, other brands like Profoto might follow suit.
Mar 6, 2018 at 14:52
The ELB 500 TTL is designed "for adventurous portrait photographers shooting both in studio and on location," and offers 500Ws of power from a power pack capable of running up to two heads in an asymmetric arrangement.
Feb 28, 2018 at 19:39
Flash manufacturer Phottix has announced it will introduce an Odin ll transmitter for Pentax users in April this year. The company says it has had ‘direct cooperation’ from Pentax engineers to make and program the trigger so it works seamlessly.
Feb 27, 2018 at 20:52
Cactus has announced that it will release a ‘palm-sized’ bare-bulb flash head this summer that will feature wireless control and three times the power of a typical GN60m hotshoe unit.
Feb 26, 2018 at 04:00
It's not often that a new flashgun will get us really excited, but the Canon 470EX-AI isn't your ordinary flashgun. Here's why we think it's worth a look, particularly for photographers who haven't yet taken the plunge into artificial lighting.
Feb 22, 2018 at 19:51
Sony just released a new wireless flagship flash for E-mount with guide number 60. The HVL-F60RM offers "high-power flash output, reliable continuous performance and advanced control features with integrated radio control options."
Jan 4, 2018 at 21:23
Oops... Godox managed to leak its own strobe: an update to its AD600 model that sports several improvements and a few minor downgrades.
Dec 15, 2017 at 18:04
Fuji users have another flash trigger to add to their arsenal. Broncolor's RFS 2.2F flash trigger—formerly only available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony—is now being made for Fujifilm cameras as well.
Nov 30, 2017 at 17:30
Meet Isolite, an intriguing set of 'intelligent' lighting modifiers that claim to let you adjust the lighting in your image after you've taken it. Well, assuming they raise enough money on Kickstarter...
Nov 22, 2017 at 21:43
Rotolight has released the Anova Pro 2 circular LED for stills and video, boasting a 70% increase in brightness and what the company describes as "unrivaled battery performance."
Nov 7, 2017 at 15:50
According to a manual posted to the Godox website, the Chinese flash manufacturer is preparing an Elinchrom mount version of its popular Witstro AD600 TTL battery-powered studio flash head.
Oct 24, 2017 at 17:22
The fully-manual Phottix Juno is an affordable speedlight that will work with just about any camera system, and has Phottix's 2.4GHz Ares II transceiver built right in.
Oct 18, 2017 at 17:48
The XPro-C 2.4GHz wireless flash trigger that Godox released for Canon users last month now has a Nikon equivalent—the aptly named XPro-N. Sony, Fujifilm and MFT versions are in the works.
Oct 9, 2017 at 16:20
The Profoto A1 may be 'the world's smallest studio light,' but is it worth the $1,000 price tag? Photographers Daniel Inskeep and Rachel Gulotta think it is. In fact, they're calling it a 'gamechanger.'
Sep 27, 2017 at 17:23
The Polaroid brand continues to release interesting little lighting products. Their latest: a flexible LED lighting panel that outputs 4500 lumens and can be bent into different shapes.
Sep 19, 2017 at 15:39
After a massive leak last week, Profoto has officially debuted the Profoto A1: the company's first on-camera flash system that they're calling "the world's smallest studio flash."
Sep 15, 2017 at 17:04
Photographer Manny Ortiz breaks down the pros and cons of shooting natural light vs off-camera flash, and explains why he chooses to shoot one, the other, or both in any given situation.
Sep 15, 2017 at 14:28
The new Godox XPRO-C is an affordable, highly capable flash trigger for Canon users that boasts a lot of useful features at a very reasonable price.
Sep 7, 2017 at 18:09
The newly announced Air Remote TTL-F was created in collaboration with Fujifilm, and allowing Fuji shooters to take full advantage of Profoto's Pro-10, D2, B1, B1X, and B2 flashes.
Sep 6, 2017 at 15:47
Broncolor has introduced a new wand-style light shaper called the Litepipe P, a "powerful, versatile and dismountable" flash accessory that's basically a more portable, long, thin softbox.
Sep 5, 2017 at 19:37
The new Rotolight Neo 2 is being touted as an "industry first." An all-in-one High Speed Sync (HSS) Flash and continuous on-camera LED lighting innovation that aims to "revolutionize how people use light."
Aug 31, 2017 at 16:27
Meet the Photonicz One: the world's first compact, weather-sealed LED strobe light... assuming it can get funded on Kickstarter.
Aug 25, 2017 at 18:38
Chinese lens and flash maker Yongnuo, known for their cheap gear options, has released a pair of new flash units: the high-end YN968N for Nikon and the upgraded mid-range TN568EX lll.
Aug 23, 2017 at 22:05
The 'pocket powerhouse' Godox Wistro AD200 flash just got a new accessory. Now, you can swap out the speedlight or bare bulb heads for a 3.6-watt LED lamp.
Aug 22, 2017 at 17:47
Affordable flash manufacturer Godox has updated its smartphone app so that it can be used to control all of its wireless X flash units, not just the A1 smartphone flash.
Aug 21, 2017 at 22:38
In these videos, talented photographer and filmmaker Daniel DeArco breaks down several tips that will help flash photography newbies start experimenting with artificial light.
The days where you're more or less locked into premium or first-party flash units has gone. They're less than $50 now, so there's one less excuse not to get one. Here's our case for adding one to your kit, and a few pointers to get you going.
Aug 16, 2017 at 18:25
After a popular Facebook teaser and some studio portrait samples, Godox has finally officially released the Godox A1 smartphone flash and flash trigger. Cheap, versatile and innovative, color us intrigued.
Aug 8, 2017 at 19:58
If you're looking for a super-affordable entry into artificial light photography, Amazon sells its own AmazonBasics speedlight for Canon and Nikon DSLRs that only cost 28 bucks.
Aug 4, 2017 at 17:38
The Yongnuo YN686EX-RT is the Chinese company's first Lithium ion powered speedlight, built to work as both master and slave for the Canon RT 2.4 GHz system.
Jul 24, 2017 at 15:02
Fast-growing Chinese flash brand Godox is teasing a brand new flash trigger... for smartphones. The Godox A1 is a 'phone flash system' that can act as both flash and 2.4GHz trigger.
Jul 17, 2017 at 19:27
The new PocketWizard MultiMAX ll offers a total of 52 channels including 20 dedicated to ControlTL devices, as well as improved features for time-lapse and sequential triggering.
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A budget-priced, radio controlled flashgun that doesn't feel or perform like a cheap knockoff? Believe it.
May 22, 2017 at 10:00
Whether you're syncing a flash, wondering why banding is appearing in your image or getting strange images from your camera's silent shutter mode, the way your shutter works has a role to play. Here's what happens when you press the shutter button.
May 15, 2017 at 18:22
According to the company it's an update with improvements in three areas: 'power, power and power.'
May 10, 2017 at 23:48
The new hotshoe flash is powered by a block lithium ion battery, in the style of the Godox V860ll, instead of the usual AA cells.
Mar 24, 2017 at 18:53
Cactus has announced a series of brand-specific firmware updates for its V6 II and V6 IIs triggers that will add TTL functions alongside their cross-brand HSS support. Read more
Mar 3, 2017 at 20:17
Independent flash and accessories manufacturer Phottix has announced the next generation of its Ares remote flash triggering system that brings with it additional channels and new security. Read more
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