Adorama has been a roll lately with new products in its Flashpoint line. The latest announcement is the new Flashpoint DG600 300 w/s monolight that uses LEDs for its built-in modeling light. The LED modeling light ensures cool operation, as opposed to the toasty tungsten modeling lamps that most of us are accustomed to. [Read more…]
Lighting for Digital Photography is Syl Arena’s next book, which is due out at the end of October. Syl wrote the excellent Speedliter’s Handbook on Canon Speedlites last year and I expect him to nail this one as well. (You can read my review of Speedliter’s Handbook here.)
Lighting for Digital Photography will go beyond just the Canon Speedlite system and also dig into lighting with Nikon speedlights, bigger strobes and continuous lights. Additionally, the book will cover use of light modifiers such as umbrellas, softboxes, flags and gels.
Syl is a great teacher and Speedliter’s Handbook proved he knows how to teach in written words in addition to the workshops he’s known for.
Lighting for Digital Photography is currently available to pre-order for $14 on Amazon.com. This book would make a great stocking stuffer this holiday season for the photographer in your life.
Profoto has announced the new Pro-B4 1000 Air with a crazy flash durations down to 1/25,000 of a second (significantly improving on the speed of the Pro-B3). The Pro-B4 1000 Air can fire up to 30 flashes per second at the lowest power setting and will recycle in less than a second at full power. Power output is controlled in 1/10 f-stop increments and can be displayed in f-stops or watt seconds.
The Pro-B4’s Li-Ion battery can fully recharge in under 45 minutes and can even be recharged while in use. The chassis is solid-cast aluminum and is wrapped in a sturdy rubber frame to handle those rough gigs.