Legendary Lighting Inventor Paul C. Buff Dies at Age 78


Remembering Paul C. Buff (via Paul C. Buff, Inc.)

Alien Bees, White Lightning and Einsteins were just three of the incredible product lines Paul C. Buff brought to the photography industry but each are still workhorses among many professionals every day.

The Paul C. Buff name has carried a reputation of performance, reliability and affordability in lighting products over the past several years. With products invented and manufactured in Nashville, Tennessee since 1980, it is one of the most respected brands in the industry.

I learned earlier today that he died last week on March 14, 2015 at age 78. The Paul C. Buff, Inc. website released a statement on his passing. [Read more…]


Firmware Friday: Casio EX-H20G, Panasonic 14-140mm Lens, Paul C. Buff Cyber Commander

Camera    Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.

Casio EX-H20G version 1.01 – “Adds a function that writes position log data saved in camera memory to a memory card (Output Log)” [Casio Website]

Panasonic Lumix 14-140mm G HD Lens version 1.4 – “Improved stability of O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) and AF(Auto Focus) in movie recording.” [Panasonic Website]

Paul C. Buff Cyber Commander version 32 – “Optimizes antenna hardware to increase range by up to 25%. Corrects the power range of the White Lightning X3200 1/4 power as displayed on the FLASH screen. The -3.7f Ws power rating of 640Ws lights now displays as 9.2Ws (previously displayed inaccurately as 49.2Ws).” [Cyber Commander Website]

Paul C. Buff Einstein is a Show Stopper of a Strobe

Just passing along a little public service announcement – Rob Galbraith just published an in-depth look at the action-stopping power of the new Einstein monolight from Paul C. Buff.  The maker of Alien Bees monolights has really outdone himself.  Just, wow.

If you are looking for a studio or sports strobe that delivers above and beyond its sub-$500 asking price, take 20 minutes or so and dig in to Galbraith’s article here.

Einstein specs and ordering info on Paul C. Buff’s site here.