Metz has released the Mecablitz 64 AF-1 is a new TTL speedlight available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax cameras. The Mecablitz 64 AF-1 can operate as a master or slave flash. It features a guide number of 64 at ISO 100. [Read more...]
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.
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. [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]
The Phottix Mitros+ is a new speedlight available for the Canon TTL system. The Mitros+ has a built-in transceiver, which allows the speedlight to send or receive radio trigger signals to and from other Mitros+ speedlights. Additionally, the Mitros+ can work with Phottix Odin and Strato units. As a speedlight, the Mitros+ is on par with flagship units from Canon and Nikon. [Read more...]
PocketWizard has a new off-camera flash tutorial (above) hosted by Joe Brady that covers the ins and outs of off-camera flash with mirrorless cameras. In the tutorial, Brady takes the Sony NEX-6 and NEX-7 for a spin with the PocketWizard Plus III and MiniTT1 and a variety of speedlights. [Read more...]