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Robert E. Mayer Jun 01, 2010 0 comments

This year we’re seeing a surprising number of new ringlights plus lots of accessory light modifiers, dedicated cords, flash brackets, and continuous LED lights which are helpful when making videos with multipurpose D-SLR cameras.

Aputure’s Trigmaster makes controlling a studio strobe or Speedlight wirelessly easier at distances of up to 300 feet with 16 different...

Jack Neubart Jun 01, 2010 0 comments

This year saw few major product launches in studio lighting, although we did manage to uncover some interesting lights and accessories nonetheless.

Dot Line Corp./RPS Studio introduced the Complete 7-in-1 Reflector. This folding reflector comes with a translucent panel, white, silver, sunlight (a mix of gold and silver), and gold reflectors, plus an 18 percent gray target for...

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Jack Neubart Jan 01, 2010 1 comments

New fluorescent and LED “cool” lights are on the scene, making serious headway into the realm of digital photography. Cool lights not only save energy, but they may be better suited in a variety of situations.

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Jack Neubart Nov 01, 2009 0 comments

Wow! That’s all I need to say about the new Nissin Di866 shoe-mount flash. This baby has to be experienced to be believed. I was impressed with the other flash units Nissin first sent me, but this new flash sets new standards in technology and user-friendliness. For starters, the Di866 features wireless TTL that lets me take advantage of the latest camera/flash exposure advances. Second, it...

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Jack Neubart Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

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Joe Farace Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

The Mini/Max family consists of two light banks that fit on the front of your shoe-mount flash.

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Steve Bedell Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

Like many photographers, I am always looking for lighting devices that will improve the way my subject looks and also be very easy to use.

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Ron Eggers Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

On-camera flash units have been around for some 50 years and now they’ve become much more sophisticated with the development of D-SLRs.

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Jack Neubart Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

Nikon’s Speedlight SB-900 takes over the reins from the SB-800 as the company’s flagship dedicated shoe-mount strobe.

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Joe Farace Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

Safari Luminations is a family of monolights and light-modification products aimed at the new shooter or someone getting started in studio photography.

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Jack Neubart Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

When you need the power and versatility of a studio strobe for location shooting and environmental portraiture but don’t want to schlep around a large, heavy studio system, you can turn to a portable lighting kit.

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Steve Anchell Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

When I was operating a commercial studio in Hollywood, California, my prized possession was a Swiss-made Broncolor 2400 ws power pack and three lamp heads.

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Jack Neubart Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

Whether it’s shoe-mount strobe or studio lighting, accessories of all shapes and sizes appear to be on the rise.

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Stan Sholik Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

AC-powered electronic flash units fall into two distinct categories: systems with a power pack to which individual heads are connected, and self-contained units where the power unit is a part of the head itself.

Jack Neubart Jan 01, 2009 0 comments

Studio lighting comes in all shapes and sizes, and the lights that are new to photokina certainly support that contention. Our primary focus here is on strobe lighting, but that includes a mix of monolights and power packs (generators), and select flash heads that attach to these generators. If we can see any trend in studio strobes it is the increasing reliance on electronic components and...