Lighting

Impact VSD300

The Impact VSD300 monolight and softbox kit is an all-inclusive lighting kit that contains the basics of what you need for an indoor 2-light studio setup.

The kit includes the following:

  • (2) 300 w/s VSD300 monolights
  • (2) 24×32″ softboxes
  • (2) reflectors
  • (2) sync cords
  • (2) 8′ stands

At the time of this review, the full kit is available for $458.95 from B&H Photo. Just looking over the basic specs of what’s included and it is apparent that this is a good deal of gear for a rather small price.

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PocketWizard has a new off-camera flash tutorial (above) hosted by Joe Brady that covers the ins and outs of off-camera flash with mirrorless cameras. In the tutorial, Brady takes the Sony NEX-6 and NEX-7 for a spin with the PocketWizard Plus III and MiniTT1 and a variety of speedlights. [click to continue…]

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RadioPopper Nano

RadioPopper has released its new Nano transmitter and receiver units at a low price point of just $69.95 each. With a max range of over 1750′, the Nano sports four channels for dumb slave triggering to a hot shoe or a sync port.

One receiver can trigger two lights simultaneously by using both the hot shoe and sync port. The RadioPopper Nano is also compatible with the RadioPopper RP, PX and JrX units. You can find the RadioPopper Nano here at Adorama.

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Phottix Mitros TTL for Nikon

Phottix released the Mitros TTL for Canon earlier this year, and now the Phottix’s Mitros TTL Flash for Nikon should start shipping soon.

The Phottix Mitros TTL is built as a top-of-the-line competitor. Functions include built-in IR triggering with Master and Slave modes, AF assist light, auto/manual zooming flash head, all with fast recharge times. The Phottix Mitros TTL Flash includes a USB port for firmware upgrades, a 3.5mm sync port and optical slave mode.

The Mitros TTL for Nikon runs $299.99 and is available here at Adorama.

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Here’s a short video from Jay P. Morgan (of The Slanted Lens) on using a one light setup. Interestingly, he is shooting a model with a Canon 1D C with 4K video and pulling stills from the video frames. While he was shooting video in this session, the same lighting principles apply to still photography and strobes. [click to continue…]

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Nikon Power Cable for PocketWizard

PocketWizard has a new Nikon Power Cable that works with the MiniTT1, Plus III and MultiMAX (w/ USB) transceivers. It will allows these transceivers to draw power from any Nikon DSLR that is equipped with a 10-pin remote port.

The PocketWizard transceivers use little power and, according to PocketWizard, have almost no impact on the camera’s battery life. The Nikon Power Cable (PW-DC-N10) is available for $20. You can find it here at B&H Photo.

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