Impact Speedlight Stand, Mount and Umbrella Kit for $69.95 – Deal Alert

Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Kit

B&H has its Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Kit for $69.95 (reg. $98.95) for the rest of the month. This kit includes two 32″ umbrellas, two 8′ light stands and two shoe-mount flash brackets.

This is a great little kit that I’ve personally had for several years (and I paid $100 for it). If you need a cheap off-camera mount solution for your speedlights, this is a great deal. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital Touchscreen Speedlight

Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital Touchscreen

Metz has announced a new touchscreen speedlight – the mecablitz 52 AF-1.  The new hot shoe flash features a guide number of 52 and is capable of wireless TTL operation.

The touchscreen rotates when holding the camera in portait orientation for easier readability.  Additionally, the mecablitz 52 AF-1 sports a USB port for future firmware upgrades.

Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 Digital

The mecablitz 52 AF-1 will be available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Micro Four Thirds versions.  No word yet on final release date and pricing.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

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Phottix Ares Flash Trigger is Your No Frills Trigger

Phottix Ares Flash Trigger

The Phottix Ares flash trigger is a new 8-channel transmitter and receiver units that have a range of 200m and feature a “fire-all” channel function. No advanced bells or whistles here.  Just a dumb transmitter and receiver that are aimed to be reliable and affordable.

Phottix Ares Key Features and Specs

  • 2.4GHz
  • 200+m range
  • 8 channels and Fire-All function
  • 1/250s max sync speed
  • 3.5mm sync port
  • Hot shoe
  • Triggers hot shoe flashes and studio lights
  • Rotating transmitter can be used in teh up or down position
  • Reliability digitally-encoded signals
  • Cold shoe and 1/4″ threaded insert on receiver
  • Cables and batteries included

No word on the final price yet, but since the Ares is replacing older units like the Tetra, Aster and Strato I, it’s reasonable expect a retail price point well under $100.

Check out the Phottix Online StoreAmazon or Adorama for Phottix products.