This short video from Joe McNally breaks down how to use three speedlights for an outdoor portrait with a lot of depth of field. It’s a little heavy on the ads for Adorama, but still a nice 3 minute video with some great little lighting nuggets inside.
If you like this kind of stuff, I highly recommend his book The Hot Shoe Diaries, which is packed with a ton of lighting nuggets like this.
Adorama has released the new StreakLight portable strobe under its in-house Flashpoint brand. The StreakLight offers the form factor of a speedlight and the power output of a monolight. [click to continue…]
B&H has the Bolt Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack for $249.95 (reg. $499.95) through today (March 6) only. the power pack works with Canon, Nikon, Sony and other speedlights with high-voltage connections and offers up to 1400 full-power flashes. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
There are other Bolt power pack units on sale as well. Check them out here at B&H Photo.
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 has now released a Mitros+ TTL transceiver flash for Nikon. the Mitros+ transceiver flash for Nikon features a built-in Odin transmitter, Odin receiver and Strato II receiver. Existing Phottix triggers, like the Phottix Odin or Strato II, can be used to trigger the Mitros+ without extra receivers. [click to continue…]
Samsung launched the new NX30 flagship model, alongside its first premium ‘S’ lens, a 16-50mm f/2-2.8 zoom, at CES 2014. The Samsung NX30 remains a 20.3MP APS-C camera (also found in the NX300) with the familiar mirrorless design. The camera boasts some powerful photo-centric features often found in only more advanced (and more expensive) cameras, such as a max 1/8000 shutter speed and a 9fps still image frame rate. Additionally, the NX30 captures 1080/60p HD video, which we are beginning to see from more and more manufacturers. [click to continue…]