The last time I posted this deal, Amazon sold out very quickly with no indication of when (or if) stock would return. Now, both Amazon and B&H have the deal in stock.
The bundle deal includes the A99 full frame body, along with the VG-C99AM battery grip ($380 retail) and the $550 HVL-F60M speedlight flash for free.
That’s $930 of free gear with the purchase of the Sony A99 body. Check it out here on Amazon and here at B&H Photo.
Even though we are now in April, I am still digging through things I saw while at CES 2013 back in January. One of the interesting things for Pentax shooters was a new speedlight mockup on display in the Pentax booth.
The only official thing I can reveal about it is that Pentax was “showing a reference model of new flashes.” Boring, eh?
Well, you can see in the images below what Pentax might have going on with its new flash unit(s) at some point in the probably reasonably near future. Feel free to speculate away. And, if you spot something that jumps out at you, please let us know in the comments. [click to continue…]
Phottix’s new Mitros TTL flash should be shipping soon for Canon systems. The Mitros TTL speedlight was announced back at Photokina and claims “do everything you expect a top-of-the-line TTL flash to do. 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 and a 3.5mm Sync port.”
Phottix Mitros TTL Flash Key Features
- E-TTL, M, Multi modes
- High Speed Sync and Rear Curtain Sync
- Guide Number of 58
- Auto/Manual Flash Head Zoom w/ 180° rotation and 97° tilt
- FEC: Manual and Bracketed
- 0.1-2.5s Recycle Times
- IR Wireless Trigger w/ Master and Slave mode
- Powered by 4 AA batteries
- Port for External Battery Pack
- 3.5mm Sync Port
- USB Port for Updgrades
The Phottix Mitros TTL flash retails for $349, which is substantially cheaper than the Canon 580EX II at $489 that it has its sights on. The Phottix Mitros TTL flash should be available soon at Amazon, Adorama and the Phottix store.
There are several solid deals to be had on Nikon DSLRs right now – including the D600, D7000 and D800. Max savings is up to $950. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
The Nikon DSLR instant rebates for bundles with lenses and speedlights expire February 2.
As noted in Canon’s documentation for the 600EX-RT Speedlite, only certain countries have approved the flash and the accompanying ST-E3-RT transmitter for lawful use under radio wave regulations. [click to continue…]
Fotodiox recently launched the WonderBurst HSS8000 4-in-1 Radio Slave Trigger, which is a 1/8000 high-speed sync wireless remote flash trigger that Fotodiox claims is compatible with any camera flash or strobe.
The transmitter plugs into the camera to learn the camera’s specific delay time, which Fotodiox says allows it to get ahead of the second curtain sync, or the sync delay that most cameras have. As a result, the WonderBurst HSS8000 then removes flash sync limitations and will also work as a camera remote for AF remote triggering, continuous shooting and bulb mode.
The WonderBurst HSS8000 transmitter and receiver pair run $69.95 and are available here at Amazon.com.
Additional WonderBurst HSS8000 receivers run $39.95 and are available here on Amazon.com.