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.
Articles tagged "lighting"
Want to create pro quality lighting for your videos, but don't have thousands of dollars to spend on expensive video lights? In this video, our friends over at ShareGrid demonstrate how to professionally light a model with some work lights, a bit of poster board and even a shower curtain.
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 28, 2018 at 16:21
Lighting brand Phottix has announced a new LED panel for videographers and stills photographers called the Kali600. Larger than the company’s hotshoe Nuada series, the Kali600 is designed for location and studio work and to be mounted on a stand.
May 23, 2018 at 16:42
Award-winning fashion and celebrity photographer Markus Klinko recently tested out the Godox EC-200 flash extension head. Actually, he tested out four of them, creating a quad-flash ring light alternative that works great for both beauty and close-up work.
Feb 18, 2018 at 14:00
The Rotolight Neo 2 is an LED light panel with the capability to fire its LEDs fast enough and bright enough to act as a strobe. Is it enough to make stills photographers re-think their old-fashioned speed lights? Read on and find out.
Dec 29, 2017 at 18:16
The new EFX Lighting Arms allow you to use the Adaptalux Studio—already a very versatile little lighting gadget—in a slew of creative new ways.
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 27, 2017 at 19:00
Editorial photographer Jake Hicks recently turned a couple of ultra-cheap household lights from IKEA into beautiful lighting modifiers. Read the full article to find out how he did it, why it worked, and what he'll do differently next time.
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."
Oct 5, 2017 at 19:28
The new Aputure Light Storm 300D is a beast of an LED light, boasting exceptional color quality and 142,000 lux and an output equivalent to a 2,000 watts tungsten.
Oct 5, 2017 at 16:24
The colorspike is an incredibly versatile LED lighting stick that you control from your smartphone, literally putting a massive range of colors and lighting effects at your fingertips.
Aug 31, 2017 at 18:27
The four-LED lighting system from Spiffy Gear can take multiple shapes to suit different shooting scenarios: from 'ring' light, to strip light, to LED panel.
Jul 25, 2017 at 17:19
Phottix just released the Premio Parabolic Umbrellas series, replacing their Para-Pro line with a stronger, deeper and better made set of parabolic umbrellas.
Jul 17, 2017 at 14:50
And another one bites the dust... according to several independent reports, 94-year-old lighting company Bowens has entered liquidation.
Jun 6, 2017 at 17:43
Chinese lighting and accessory manufacturer NanGuang has revealed a new compact LED light panel for studio use, as well as a wall arm and a background support kit.
May 30, 2017 at 22:25
David Hobby and portrait photographer Gregory Heisler on the role that color plays in adding realism to a lit portrait.
May 30, 2017 at 19:12
The new FlexTT6 brings with it the same HyperSync technology found in the FlexTT5 model, and offers compatibility with more than 20 Canon DSLRs and flashes.
May 29, 2017 at 18:00
Manufacturers love to state CRI (color rendering index) numbers to prove that their LED lights will provide great color, but a single CRI score doesn't tell the whole story.
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.
May 9, 2017 at 18:20
A recently-launched Kickstarter is looking for funding to mass produce a softbox that fits in your coat pocket.
May 3, 2017 at 18:25
Lastolite by Manfrotto has introduced the Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus, a mini softbox that attaches directly to a flashgun.
Apr 25, 2017 at 17:33
Light meter manufacturer Sekonic has announced that its new L-858D-U light meter is now available and that it costs $599/£599. This new meter offers a number of firsts, including the ability to measure flash duration and to work in HSS mode. Read more
Apr 3, 2017 at 18:27
Fotodiox Pro has launched its new FACTOR Series, a lineup of nine bi-color and high-output LED light panels for various photographic needs. Read more
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
mobileMar 13, 2017 at 19:07
The LuMee Duo is an iPhone case with integrated LEDs on the front and back, offering a brighter and softer illumination than the phone's built-in LED flash. Read more
Mar 13, 2017 at 18:31
Broncolor has launched a 'How To' section on its website, including some helpful diagrams detailing the lighting setups used to create a variety of sample photographs. Read more
Mar 8, 2017 at 18:24
Accessory manufacturer Fotodiox has introduced a battery-powered LED lighting head that uses a Fresnel lens to create a focusing spot function – and the whole thing is as small as a can of soda. Read more
Mar 1, 2017 at 20:08
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
Feb 28, 2017 at 08:01
Godox's Witstro AD200 speedlight is seriously small, offers wireless support with Godox's 2.4G X system and 200Ws output. Read more
Feb 1, 2017 at 22:19
Adorama has announced a new line of monoblock studio heads that work directly with Canon’s RT radio TTL flash system. The company claims that the Orlit Rovelight RT 610 TTL Wireless Monolight, with its RT system built-in, is the first of its kind. Read more
mobileOct 31, 2016 at 18:00
Lume Cube has launched a Kickstarter for the Life Lite, the follow-up product to its original Lume Cube LED-lighting cube. Read more
Oct 19, 2016 at 18:12
Photographer Daniel Riley attached a 1000 Watt LED light panel to his drone – the result was some really cool night footage. See video
Oct 6, 2016 at 18:58
UK flash manufacturer Bowens will launch its new range of Generation X flash heads in the USA at PPE. The range has a completely new design and features a portable model that is powered by an in-body rechargeable battery. Read more
Sep 22, 2016 at 19:54
Flash and accessory manufacturer Phottix has announced a new version of its Indra500 studio head that has a built-in TTL radio receiver for Canon’s RT flash system. Read more
Sep 19, 2016 at 00:00
PocketWizard is bringing its FlexTT5 TTL radio flash control system to Panasonic. At launch only the GH4 and DMW-FL360L and DMW-FL580L flashes will be TTL compatible; future firmware updates will add support for other models. Read more
Sep 16, 2016 at 19:32
Profoto has launched what it calls the fastest TTL monolight heads in the world. The Profoto D2 studio flash heads have a shortest output duration of 1/63,000sec and can sync with camera shutter speeds as short as 1/8000sec. Read more
Sep 2, 2016 at 18:46
Polaroid has introduced an LED photo studio color box light, a lightweight offering with an attachable handgrip, remote control and quiet operation easy-press buttons. Read more
Aug 4, 2016 at 18:27
Kenko Professional imaging has announced that it will officially launch a 600Ws mono-block style flash head that will be available for TTL and manual control. Read more
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