The Luxli Timpani is a new 1×1 LED light with a ton of control available from the back LCD panel, a dedicated mobile app or DMX consoles. It is a light the purports to deliver just about anything you could dream up for a 1×1 LED. From the moment you open the box, you start to get a sense that it can. [Read more…]
Continually adding to its professional line of cameras and accessories, Sony has announced its new wireless radio flash, the HVL-F60RM. The new flash has a guide number of 60 and covers a 20-200mm zoom range. It is built specifically for the Sony E-mount line but will also work with Sony A mount cameras. [Read more…]
Check out this short video from Lens Pro To Go that shows us an overview of a commercial lighting setup in a bookstore. It’s a pretty simple setup but is a great example of how to get a clean, soft light setup in a tight space.
While the gear used is high-end cinematography gear, the same principles of diffusion and light placement can easily be translated to budget and DIY setups for both still and video shoots.
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B&H has the Impact PowerSync16 radio transmitter and receiver kit for $79.99 (orig. $159.99) as its Deal Zone deal for today only. I use these myself and really like them for the price. They are robust and reliable for both hot shoe and monolight triggers. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
Jay P. Morgan shows us how he shot 40 photos of dentists on a white background in this latest video from The Slanted Lens. The shoot runs like a well oiled machine thanks to the pre-production work and having the right vision going into it. Even if you aren’t doing something to the scale of 40 setups in a single day, the lessons in planning in this video are just as important to me as the lighting tips.
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The PocketWizard Plus IV is in stock and now shipping. For those not familiar with the new Plus IV, it essentially takes all the functionality of the Plus III and added a top shoe for mounting speedlights.
Additionally, the Plus IV will pass through TTL data when mounted on camera but limits transmission to manual triggering only.
The Plus IV is a transceiver, so each unit can serve in a transmitter or receiver role. It is compatible with most Canon, Nikon and Panasonic cameras. It also works with many Fuji, Olympus and Sony models or manual triggering. It will communicate with the older Plus III models as well for tying together speedlight and studio flash commingled setups.
Check it out here at B&H Photo.