Lumos Trip Pro is a New Portable Continuous LED

Lumos Trip Pro

The Lumos Trip Pro is a new portable continuous LED light for HD camcorders and DSLRs.  The pocket size light features a full range adjustable color temperature (3200K-5600K), dimming from 100% to 0 with minimal color shift, and a CRI as high as 97 Ra for Tungsten.

The Lumos Trip Pro should be shipping later this fall for $399. More info here on Lumos USA website.

Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster: Long-range Light from Your Pop-Up Flash

Rogue Safari

ExpoImaging has released a new product aimed at adding power to your DSLR’s weak pop-up flash. The Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster is a snap-on attachment for DSLR pop-up flashes that provides an 8x intensity boost, which ExpoImaging claims will increase the flash reach at longer range with 100mm and longer telephoto lenses up to 60-70 feet away. [Read more...]

New Impact Ready Cool Lights are Fluorescent Video Lights on the Cheap

Impact Ready Cool 4 Lamp

B&H is now selling Impact Ready Cool continuous fluorescent lights, which are available in 2-bulb and 4-bulb configurations.

Each fluorescent bulb offers 55 watts output. The Ready Cool 2 lamp version delivers the equivalent output of roughly a 500w tungsten light, while the Ready Cool 4 lamp version is equivalent to a roughly 1000w hot light. Lamp life is estimated at 8000 hours.

The Ready Cool 2 lamp version is available for $169.95, and the Ready Cool 4 lamp version is available for for $394.95 (currently on sale for $344.95). Both units ship with bulbs and a padded carrying case. Check them out here at B&H Photo.

Impact VSD300 Monolight + Softbox Kit Review

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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Video: Studio Portraits with Mirrorless Cameras and Off-Camera Flash

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. [Read more...]

RadioPopper Nano Flash Trigger Unveiled for $69.95

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.

Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Nikon Shipping Soon

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.

New Nikon Power Cable for PocketWizard

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.

1 Speedlight, 16 Looks

Bob Harrington gave a speedlight presentation at B&H Photo’s Event Space on using one speedlight for multiple looks with a limited kit of modifiers.

Here’s his gear list: