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Phottix launches new multi-brand Odin Z OS, and a pair of Juno hotshoe flash units

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.

Profoto launches compact 250Ws B10 studio flash

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.

Canon Speedlite EL-100 external flash is compact yet powerful

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.

Cactus launches bare bulb wireless monolight on Kickstarter

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.

Nissin MG10 hammerhead flash goes on sale

The MG10 hammerhead flash unit from manufacturer Nissin will be available from the end of this month priced at $599. The handle-mount flash is designed to be used both attached to the camera and as a studio-type head.

Cactus releases firmware to add TTL control for Canon flashes

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.

Godox announces AD400Pro strobe, due out in August

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.

Leica announces SF 60 Flash Unit and SF C1 Remote Control Unit for M and SL cameras

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.

Video: A Sony flash 'feature' you may not like, and how to work around it

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.

hähnel introduces Modus 600RT flash for Micro Four Thirds

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.

Elinchrom will skip Photokina this year, other brands may follow suit

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.

Elinchrom unveils the ELB 500 TTL: The world’s most powerful portable TTL flash system

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.

Phottix announces Odin II TTL flash trigger for Pentax shooters

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.

Cactus announces palm-sized RQ250 wireless monolight

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.

Flashes for the masses: Why the Canon 470EX-AI is a big deal

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.

Sony announces new flagship guide number 60 HVL-F60RM wireless flash

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."

Video: The ultimate Godox studio flash guide

If you are confused by the massive range of flash heads produced by Godox, you're in luck. Professional photographer Robert Hall has produced a useful video that aims to explain the differences, and similarities, between them all.

Godox accidentally leaks AD600 Pro strobe that boasts several key improvements

Oops... Godox managed to leak its own strobe: an update to its AD600 model that sports several improvements and a few minor downgrades.

Broncolor releases HSS-capable RFS 2.2 flash trigger for Fujifilm cameras

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.

The Isolite intelligent modifier system lets you change a photo's lighting after it's taken

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...

Rotolight Anova Pro 2 features improved output and 'unrivaled battery'

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."

Godox to introduce Elinchrom mount version of AD600 TTL studio flash

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.

The Phottix Juno is a fully-manual transceiver flash that works with all major brands

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.

Godox XPro-N wireless flash trigger for Nikon boasts TTL, HSS and more for just $70

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.

Video: Why the Profoto A1 is a 'gamechanger' for wedding photographers

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.'

Polaroid unveils flexible LED panel you can bend into different shapes

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.

The Profoto A1 is the 'world’s smallest studio flash' and Profoto's first on-camera flash

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."

Video: The pros and cons of natural light vs off-camera flash

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.

Godox announces affordable XPRO-C wireless flash trigger for Canon users

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.

Profoto is bringing TTL and HSS to Fujifilm cameras with new Air Remote TTL-F

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.

Broncolor unveils the Litepipe P: A versatile wand-style light shaper

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.

Rotolight unveils the Neo 2: A portable LED HSS flash that doubles as a modeling light

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."

Photonicz One is the first ever compact weather-sealed LED strobe light

Meet the Photonicz One: the world's first compact, weather-sealed LED strobe light... assuming it can get funded on Kickstarter.

Yongnuo introduces two new speedlights, including a high-end model for Nikon

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.

Godox unveils AD-L LED lamp head for its AD200 pocket-sized flash

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.

Godox's smartphone app can now control all Godox wireless flash units

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.

Video: Six lighting tips for flash photography newbies

In these videos, talented photographer and filmmaker Daniel DeArco breaks down several tips that will help flash photography newbies start experimenting with artificial light.

Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead

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.

Godox A1 smartphone flash trigger officially released, costs $70

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.

Amazon sells an AmazonBasics flash for Canon and Nikon DSLRs for just $28

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.

Yongnuo unveils its first Li-ion powered speedlight for the Canon RT system

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.

Godox teases the A1: An off-camera flash and 2.4GHz trigger for smartphones

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.

PocketWizard releases MultiMAX II trigger with 20 ControlTL channels and more

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.

Flash review: the Godox Ving V860 II is a great-value wireless solution

A budget-priced, radio controlled flashgun that doesn't feel or perform like a cheap knockoff? Believe it.

Electronic shutter, rolling shutter and flash: what you need to know

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.

Profoto B1X LED off-camera flash updates 'B1' model

According to the company it's an update with improvements in three areas: 'power, power and power.'

Hahnel introduces radio-controlled MODUS 600RT hotshoe flash system

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.

Cactus announces flash transceiver firmware upgrade to support wireless cross-brand TTL

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

Phottix launches Ares ll radio flash triggering system with more channels

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

Elinchrom ELB 1200 portable flash system to launch this summer

The Elinchrom ELB 1200 portable lighting system features three new flash heads, a TSA-approved lithium-ion battery as well as a higher-capacity version, and all flash heads feature a daylight-balanced dimmable LED lamp. Read more

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