Manfrotto and Elinchrom Cut Ties for Reasons Unclear

Elinchrom ELC PRO HD Compact Flash Head

Manfrotto will no longer distribute Switzerland-based Elinchrom lighting equipment in the US, effective May 5, 2015.

In a statement issued today, Manfrotto cited the continued evolution of the US photography and lighting market as the reason for the break and that the companies are “updating their respective strategies in the marketplace.”

My next question is:  “When is a Manfrotto studio strobe coming out?” [Read more…]

Sekonic C-700R SpectroMaster Review from B&H

B&H has a solid overview of the new Sekonic C-700R SpectroMaster touchscreen light and color meter in the video above. The Sekonic C-700R is a high-end meter that measures both intensity and color values of flash and continuous light sources and even includes a built-in PocketWizard wireless trigger for firing strobes up to 100-feet away. You can see all the specs and details here at B&H Photo.

How the Canon 600EX-RT Flash Works with Yongnuo Triggers at a Fraction of the Price

Yongnuo YN600EX RT Speedlite

Last year, when I wrote about the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT that is a $188 clone of the Canon 600EX-RT it turned a lot of heads. Could Yongnuo really deliver a product that worked with Canon’s $500 flash at about a third of the price?

As it turns out, yes. [Read more…]