Flashbender v3 review

I imagine many photographers have at least one FlashBender with them at all times as it is a flash light modifier that can direct, soften or diffuse light efficiently, while it’s lightweight enough and foldable to take it with you in your photo bag.… Read More Flashbender v3 review

Nissin MG80 Pro & Air 10s Commander

The Nissin MG80 Pro is a flash with a guide number of 60@200mm. Unique about the MG80 Pro is that it can be powered by four 14500 Li-ion or four AA rechargeable batteries. I tried the Nissin with the 14500 cells. Those deliver a recycling time of 1.2sec, while four NiMH batteries result in a 3.0sec recycle time.… Read More Nissin MG80 Pro & Air 10s Commander

Aputure Amaran AL-MX videolamps throw impressive light, accurate colour

The size of a pack of cigarettes but a lot heavier; that was the first thought that came up my mind when I first got the Amaran AL-MX in my hands. Aputure’s smallest on-camera LED light throws 2400 lux at a distance of 30cm, 880 lux at 50cm and 200 lux at 1m, according to the specs. It does all this with a CRI/TLCI of well over 95 and colour temperatures of between 2800K and 6500K.… Read More Aputure Amaran AL-MX videolamps throw impressive light, accurate colour

Sturdier, even more accurate Lumu Pro iOS light meter measures flash colour temperature

Lumu released its new generation of Lightning-connected iOS light meter sensors just in time for Christmas. The original Lumu Power has proven to be a very accurate light meter sensor but is too slow to measure the colour temperature of a strobe or speedlight. The new Lumu Pro is fast enough.… Read More Sturdier, even more accurate Lumu Pro iOS light meter measures flash colour temperature

Need a great performing TTL flash with transceiver built in? The Cactus RF60X may be all you want

The Cactus RF60X flash is a speedlight with a built-in radio transceiver, HSS and stroboscopic capabilities, support for four groups and delay functionality. It’s compatible with the Cactus V6 II, V6 IIs and older V6 flash triggers. Its radio operates in the crowded 2.4GHz radio bandwidth, but it has 16 channels and 999 radio-IDs to choose from to avoid interference.… Read More Need a great performing TTL flash with transceiver built in? The Cactus RF60X may be all you want

Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital, a speedlight Rolls-Royce

The Mecablitz 64 AF-1 must be the Rolls-Royce of speedlights. Its quality of build, feature set, controls, sounds it makes — everything oozes quality and professionalism. Made in Germany it says on the box and as cliché that may be, it shows. The Mecablitz 64 AF-1 is as dependable as its beautiful minimal, business-like design suggests. It’s probably a lot better than any camera-brand flash as well.… Read More Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital, a speedlight Rolls-Royce