PocketWizard Plus III Announced for $139

PocketWizard Plus III

PocketWizard Plus III transceivers are out now. The Plus III offers 32 channels, a more durable antenna, a crazy Long Range Mode and a Repeater Mode.  Long Range Mode sacrifices a little sync speed for a the sake of extended range.  Repeater Mode allows you to use additional Plus III’s as a repeated to extend the full range for each additional unit.

Retail is $139.  Check them out at B&H Photo here.

Lots more from David Hobby and PocketWizard.com.

Light and Lighting – New Book from Syl Arena

Light and Lighting

Light and Lighting is an upcoming book from Syl Arena. His last book, Speedliter’s Handbook, is awesome and takes the cake in terms of Canon Speedlite instruction.  It’s the book that should come with every Speedlite sold – or, at least the book that anyone who wants to learn how to properly use a Speedlite with their Canon camera.

Syl takes a more basic and brand-agnostic approach with Light and Lighting, as he notes below.

As part of Peachpit’s From Snapshots to Great Shots series, it will present fundamental concepts about light and various techniques of photographic lighting at a level accessible to novice shooters.

Syl is a great photographer and author.  Expect this to be a real gem for getting your lighting feet underneath you.  Light and Lighting is due out in June of this year and is available for pre-order from Amazon now.

[via Speedliting.com]

Joe McNally’s New Book: ‘Sketching Light’

Sketching Light by Joe McNally

Joe McNally has a new book.  It’s called Sketching Light.  It’s pretty big at 432 pages.  And, it’s all about lighting.

He tells readers what works and what doesn’t via his let’s-see-what-happens approach, he shows how he sets up his shots with plentiful sketches and behind-the-scenes production shots….

I loved his earlier lighting book, The Hot Shoe Diaries, and I’m really looking forward to this new book.  I enjoy McNally’s stories and wit about as much as I do the information he provides.  Expect good stuff.

Sketching Light retails for $49.99; however, you can find it for $29.99 on Amazon at the time of this post.  There’s also a Kindle version of Sketching Light.