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Getting Dirty with Light & Motion’s Rugged Stella Pro Portable Lights

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It’s not too often that we get to go out and play in the mud, so when the opportunity arose to put Light & Motion’s rugged & fully waterproof Stella Pro Portable lights to the test, we knew just where to take them… Cherry Beach in Toronto, is probably one of the most pothole-filled parking lots in the city, and thus, it was the perfect location to take our Stella Lights and put them through our own version of the infamous “Tough Mudder” course. So on a cold, grey Wednesday, we piled into the car and drove the short distance down to…

Announcing the Elinchrom ELB 1200 – “The Premium Adventure Light”

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It’s no coincidence that Elinchrom has come through with what many are calling the “premier adventure light!” A revolution in portability and weather resistance, the Elinchrom ELB 1200 power pack makes an ideal partner for every photographer. Light in weight yet heavy-duty in performance, the ELB 1200 is built to deliver: faster recycling with more flashes per battery, a larger power range with shorter flash durations, and better control of colour. Its robust practical design with large OLED display makes the control of its many functions simple and intuitive. The integrated wireless Skyport system provides seamless sync between lighting and…

SMDV BRiHT 360 Portable Flash System with TTL & HSS

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Ok, so maybe it looks a little like a radar gun, but we can assure you that the new SMDV BRiHT 360 is actually one of the most exciting & versatile flash systems we’ve seen in a long while. The SMDV BRiHT 360 is a self-contained, 360-watts class bare-blub portable electronic flash system compatible with both Canon & Nikon systems and features not only TTL but HSS to boot! Right off the bat, you’ll see that that the BRiHT 360 has it’s own rechargeable Lithium Ion battery located on the top of the unit itself, making the BRiHT 360 completely portable and best…

Profoto D2: Freeze Time with the World’s Fastest Monolight with TTL

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Dubbed “the world’s fastest monolight with TTL”, the new high-end D2 lights from Profoto are perfect for portrait, food, fashion or sports photographers, providing a super fast and versatile lighting option for just about any situation. “For a photographer, every new day is a new challenge. So for them, speed isn’t one thing – it’s many. That’s why we created the D2 to be remarkably fast in every way” – Johan Wiberg, Product Manager at Profoto. 6 Reasons why you’ll want to buy the Profoto D2 Monolights Freeze the moment The Profoto D2 can provide super quick flash durations up to 1/63,000 of…

The Rotolight Anova PRO: One Light to Rule Them All

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As a photographer or videographer, it’s hard not to get excited when a new lighting product is announced. Doubly so when it’s a product as exciting as the Rotolight Anova Pro LED studio/ location light. Founded in 2009, the UK based Rotolight has made a solid reputation for themselves with their award-winning LED lights. Used by leading photographers and cinematographers around the world, Rotolight’s products have been used on major feature productions, including James Bond “Skyfall” starring Daniel Craig and Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. Now, you might be saying to yourself, that’s all fine and dandy, but how does this affect me…

Why the New Elinchrom HS series is a lighting game changer.

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*Update* For all the Sony shooters who have been patiently waiting, Elinchrom has just released the EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Sony. See below for compatibility link. *Originally published November 2015 As Vistek’s Pro Photography Product’s manager, I get to see a lot of cool products come across my desk, but as a portrait photographer I get most excited when any type of new lighting products come out. The lighting game is ever changing, and a few weeks ago, Elinchrom released, IMHO, a real game-changing portable lighting system, the ELB 400 One HS kit, along with their new EL-Skyport HS for Canon…

Fiilex Unveils the “Panel Style” M1 LED Light

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Lighting company Fiilex has made the jump into “Panel Style” LED lighting with the introduction of their new M1 LED Light. M1 Intelligent Matrix Light Key Features: LED Source: DiCon’s Multi-Chip Dense Matrix LED CRI: ≥ 92 Tunable CCT: 2800K – 6500K + Hue Control Beam Angle: 110° (w/o Fresnel Lens) / 30° (w/ Fresnel Lens) Input Voltage: 45-54 DC Input Dimming: 0-100% Thermal: Active Cooling System (24 dBA max) Dimensions: 6.7” L x 11.7” W x 16.5” H Weight: 9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg Material: Aluminum Housing / Bracket Rotation / Tilt: 360° Accessory Mounting: Clip On Attachment (Fresnel Lens, Barndoor) Operating Temp: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C Expected…

Light up the night with the Fiilex AL250 Aerial Light

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The Fiilex AL250 drone mountable LED aerial lighting system opens up an exciting new world of possibilities for filmmakers and photographers who like to shoot under the cover of darkness. In fact, landscape photographer Ruben Wu, recently captured some amazing images, by using the Fiilex AL250 light mounted on a 3DR drone to “light paint” his scenes while capturing the results on a Phase One XF 100MP camera. Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the experience… https://vimeo.com/162406109 Order your Fiilex AL250 Aerial Lighting Solution from Vistek today! “The AL250, Fiilex’s first aerial lighting solution, redefines lighting control by mounting to any…

How to set-up an Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox

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Let’s face it, some products can be frustrating to set-up right out of the box, so we designed this series to show you, in 60 seconds or less, how to properly set-up various products available at Vistek. In this short tutorial we show you how to properly set-up an Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox. https://youtu.be/XMOQwZDPhfE ELINCHROM ROTALUX SOFTBOX: Detailed Setup Instructions Easily sets up in seconds! Remove softbox and diffusion cloth from storage bag Place softbox on the ground, speed-ring side down, allowing the softbox to naturally open up. While holding the locking ring to the ground with one hand, use the…

Elinchrom launches new EL-Skyport Plus System & ELB400 Sets

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Elinchrom made a couple of big announcements today, including the latest addition to the Skyport family, the EL-Skyport Plus system & updated ELB 400 sets. Find out more about each product below: Elinchrom EL-Skyport Universal Plus Set with 1x Transmitter Plus 1x Receiver, Cords: Available for Pre-Order from Vistek for $249.99 Elinchrom EL-Skyport Receiver Plus: Available for Pre-Order from Vistek for $149.99 Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus: Available for Pre-Order from Vistek for $189.99 “Elinchrom’s latest ELB 400 sets are more complete than ever with the newly introduced EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus and the ProTec Location bag.” Elinchrom ELB 400 Hi-Sync “To Go” Set with 1x ELB400 1x Quadra HS…

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