Ray Flash 2 Ring Light Offers Universal Speedlight Fit

Ray Flash 2

ExpoImaging has released the Ray Flash 2 ring light for speedlights. The Ray Flash 2 offers a more compact design and comes in 2 sizes for taller and shorter DSLR bodies. The larger sized Ray Flash fits cameras like the Canon 60D, 7D 5D Mark III, Nikon D7000, D800, D4 and such, while the smaller Ray Flash 2 model fits Canon Rebel and Nikon D3200 sized cameras. There’s a more complete list on ExpoImaging’s website.

The new ring light adapter is made with a universal speedlight mount and features adjustable height. The center column of the Ray Flash 2 slides up and down to accommodate variations in camera and speedlight heights.

The Ray Flash 2 retails for $139.95 and is available here at B&H Photo.

Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon Now Available

Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon

The Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon is a 4-channel, 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver set that allows you to shoot at max shutter speeds up to 1/8000s in conjunction with Nikon’s TTL system.

Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger Key Features

  • TTL flash trigger with EV adjustments (+/- 3 stops in 1/3 stops)
  • Quick-change buttons and Backlit LCD to adjust EV level, mode, and channel
  • High Speed Sync mode – 1/8000s
  • Second Curtain Sync mode
  • Wired and wireless shutter release functions
  • 100 meter range
  • Compatible with other Phottix flash triggers

The Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon is available in the Phottix online store and should be available soon here at Adorama.

Homemade Soft Boxes

5 completed softboxes

I recently decided that I wanted to take my food photography up to another level, and in order to really make that work, I needed some soft boxes to better diffuse light.

The problem was that all of the available soft boxes I could find cost upwards of $100 apiece (and I would certainly need at least two soft boxes to make my setup work). Since this was just a project for sharing amongst my friends, rather than for paying work, I couldn’t justify the expense. [Read more...]

3 New LED Lights from Fotodiox are Lightweight with Barn Doors

LEDs-New-Group

Fotodiox has announced three new high-intensity LED lights: the Fotodiox LED-312D, LED-312DS, and LED-1024AL.

The LEDs are upgrades to its past best sellers, and come complete with all-metal barn doors that lock on and stay in place no matter how it’s mounted, to shape and control lighting.

The LED-312D is a daylight balanced light  at 5600K with a CRI of 92 with variable intensity, while the LED-312DS is a variable temperature light.

Check out the overview video for the LED-312D and 312DS lights below. [Read more...]

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...]