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Jack Neubart  |  Nov 01, 2010  |  0 comments

Interfit Photographic has introduced Strobies, a system approach to shoe-mount flash accessories. Strobies are designed to take many popular shoe-mount flashes and turn them into versatile lighting tools for studio and location use.

Chuck Gloman  |  Nov 01, 2010  |  0 comments

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are a highly efficient way to provide additional illumination to your shot. Not only are they small and portable, but LEDs consume far less power than tungsten units, can last over 100,000 hours, and give off little or no heat. If you are looking for studio lights that are easily metered (because they can stay on all day), cool to the touch, color temperature...

Jack Neubart  |  Nov 01, 2010  |  0 comments

Every manufacturer has a slightly different take on how to do it and David Honl has come up with his own original solutions in the form of some nifty and very portable light shapers that fit practically any shoe-mount flash without recourse to special adapters.

Joe Farace  |  Nov 01, 2010  |  0 comments

As studio lights have gotten bigger and shoe-mount flashes more sophisticated, on-location photographers increasingly have reached for speedlights to solve lighting problems.

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...

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...

C.A. Boylan  |  Apr 01, 2010  |  0 comments

The Orbis Ring Flash
Crafted from durable ABS plastic, the orbis ring flash is lightweight, portable, and compatible with most flash units. It easily transforms the harsh light of an SLR flash into shadowless light while producing the characteristic ring flash look. When used off-lens and to the side of your camera, the ring flash becomes a softbox or beauty dish. The...

C.A. Boylan  |  Feb 01, 2010  |  0 comments

The Spyder3Express From Datacolor
Datacolor has introduced the Spyder3Express monitor calibration system. This easy-to-use system is for both Mac and PC users and features unlimited license seats so you can calibrate every monitor in the house, regardless of the operating system. The suggested retail price is $89.

 

Contact: Datacolor, 5 Princess Rd., Lawrenceville...

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.

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...

Jack Neubart  |  Oct 01, 2009  |  0 comments


Guide Number (Standard Illumination Pattern, ISO 100) At 35/200mm Zoom...

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.

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.

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.

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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