Sunday, November 30, 2014
Just about every photographer on the planet that uses small flash units carries one type of battery with them at all times: AA’s. It can be frustrating to keep on hand a stock of several different size batteries let alone having your kit fully stocked with different sizes. Call me lazy but I want to keep things as simple as possible and use one style of power cell.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
WESTCOTT GAINS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW FLEXIBLE LED TECHNOLOGY
FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO LIGHTING
After making a major splash in Europe this year at both the IBC Video Conference and
Photokina, Westcott Lighting is excited to announce the exclusive North American and Australian
distribution of this new cuttingedge LED technology. The Flex™ is a pliable, dimmable,
waterresistant LED mat for photography and video production that produces an outstanding
quality of light with an impressively high 95+ CRI (Color Rendering Index) in both daylight and
Friday, November 28, 2014
Hey there kids, I am going to be starting a new ongoing series here on the Vanished Twin Blog. Can you guess what it is going to be called?
That's right Flash Facts is going to be all about your flash. Both on camera and off.
So, stay tuned for some fun and exciting tips and tricks and good old fashioned learning.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Photogenic Receiver allows remote triggering and remote power control of most Photogenic brand lights. Simply attach the RP Photogenic Receiver to the port on the bottom of your Photogenic light and you're all set. The Photogenic Receiver is powered directly from the light and requires no batteries. The Photogenic Receiver is configured using a digital display on the front of the receiver.
Meet your new assistant. Free your flash, and open yourself up to the creative possibilities of a remote camera.
** $149 approx price in USD **
(see 'Rewards' for full details - Panlight will be shipping from both US and European locations, so we're able to offer free shipping from either!)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The next big thing in LED studio lighting is here.
Meet the SkyLux from Westcott. The first daylight-balanced studio LED with a CRI Rating of 94+ that allows photographers to utilize their favorite modifiers with the addition of a single Bowens Mount Speedring.
Phottix Luna Beauty Dish and Softbox released
Phottix Luna Beauty Dish
Softboxes are excellent light modifiers – but let’s face it – assembling them is time-consuming. Standing outside on a windy day trying to assemble a 1 meter Octa is a challenge.
Beauty dishes provide unique lighting – but who wants to lug a beauty dish on location? They’re bulky and cumbersome.
Making your life easier, Phottix announces the new Luna series of softboxes and beauty dishes.
New Infrared transmitter on the market that is geared to function just like the Nikon SU-800 but with a few improvements at a substantially lower price.
The Strato II is a transmitter and receiver based flash trigger system. These units take two AAA batteries, operate on 2.4 GHz and offer four channels to choose from along with four groups. The operating range is rated at over 150 meters.
Pixel Enterprise has released some information on their new TTL control trigger the King Pro. I am pretty excited about the release of these new triggers. So far they just have information on the Canon models but hopefully the Nikon ones will not be far behind.
Here is what they have posted at www.pixelhk.com
The RF- 550D is a well-made and inexpensive Macro LED Ring Flash from Travor. The flash unit consists of the main power control unit and the wired macro ring head which has 48 LEDs arranged in two rows around the ring. The macro flash ships with the control unit, flash head, stand, 8 adapter rings for mounting the flash head to your lens, and four different diffuser rings. Two of the diffuser rings are for color corrections (one is amber and one is blue) the other two offer two different levels of straight diffusion.
February 5th, 2013 - LumoPro®, a leading developer and manufacturer of off-camera flash equipment, is happy to announce the new LumoPro® Multi-Mount Beauty Dish. Developed with the help of professional photographers around the world, the new Multi-Mount Beauty Dish is the most versatile product of its kind on the market.
More intuitive and easier to use, Nikon's image sharing and storage service is reborn as "NIKON IMAGE SPACE"
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the January 28 launch of "NIKON IMAGE SPACE ", a new image sharing and storage space.
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" is a free online service for sharing images open not only to users of Nikon digital cameras, but anyone who enjoys taking photos or recording movies.
Yongnuo has announced the release of the YN560-III with some interesting features. Here is a translated version of their press release.
PENTAX DEBUTS RETRO DESIGN CAMERA FEATURING FAST F1.8-2.5 LENS, 4X ZOOM AND CLASSICALLY CRAFTED BRASS BODY
The MX-1 strikes the perfect balance between performance and classic
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION (PENTAX) has introduced the MX-1, an advanced digital compact camera whose craft design and vintage lines appeal to a wide variety of photo enthusiasts. It’s fast F1.8-2.5 lens produces sharp and crisp imagery in a variety of settings and the camera’s 1/1.7 inch, 12.0 effective megapixel backlit CMOS sensor renders impressive low-light performance.
Nikon Inc. announced the U.S. availability of the Nikon D5200, a camera that provides the imaginative features and D-SLR versatility needed to fulfill any creative vision through stunning imagery and Full HD video.
Nikon Inc. Showcases New Products and its Full Line of Industry-Leading Digital Imaging Products at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show
Nikon Continues Its Dedication to Offering Innovative Technology, User-Friendly Features and Connectivity to Photographers of All Levels with the Launch of the Nikon D5200, the Nikon 1 J3, the Nikon 1 S1 and 1 NIKKOR Lenses
Lake Success, N.Y., January 7, 2013 – To inspire creative exploration and encourage instant sharing of life's every day moments, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the new PowerShot N digital camera as part of its PowerShot lineup. With an innovative Creative Shot mode that enhances artistic expression and a variety of new connectivity features that support instant sharing, Canon's PowerShot N is the ultimate storytelling tool.