Spiffy Gear Announces Studio Strobe Add On To Its Light Blaster™ System

Apr 22, 2015

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Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Spiffy Gear Announces Studio Strobe Add On To Its Light Blaster™ System

Apr 22, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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We are big fans of Spiffy Gear’s Light Blaster and have seen quite a few creative uses of it over the time. From jewels photography & commercial work through light graffiti , and even a wedding proposal. But studio shooters were always complaining about the need to use hot shoe Strobes with the system.

Today, the Light Blaster gets a new add on – a Universal Studio Strobe Adapter:

The Light Blaster Universal Studio Adapter gives you more blasting power by Attaching the Light Blaster to a studio strobe. The adapter is universal and uses a standard bowl reflector to attach to any studio strobe. Inside the box, you will find, a studio adapter, a small yellow pouch and a hood to keep any light spilling contained.

The adapter connects to a standard bowl reflector on the back side and to the Light Blaster on the front side. This patent pending design makes the kit compatible with all (or at least most) studio strobes.

There is a silvered interior hood that blocks all light leaks:

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The box contains the adapter, the hood and a nylon bag to carry the adapter around.

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Sadly, the Adapter does not support continuous light, which would have been even more awesome.

While the Blaster itself will set you back $99, the studio adapter is an additional $120 which brings the total for a studio projection system to $220.

[Light Blaster Universal Studio Adapter]

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5 responses to “Spiffy Gear Announces Studio Strobe Add On To Its Light Blaster™ System”

  1. IL Avatar
    IL

    Don’t get me wrong: I have the Blaster and I have a great time using it for shoots. It’s highly portable and very versatile.

    But this adapter for US$120, costing more than the unit itself, is frankly ridiculous. (we can, at this moment, buy a Bowens mount optical snoot with gobo capabilities, full metal and glass construction, for US$140 – it’s less portable than the Light Blaster of course, but the trade-off is tempting, and in fact a no-brainer if you are using it exclusively in a studio).

    And that’s before we even get to the design of the adapter itself, which, while guaranteeing universality, is inefficient, fiddly, and hacked together. Depending on the design of the flash tube, you’d have most of the light escaping out around the sides and washing out the projection – it’s no wonder the hood is needed: in fact I’d argue that that is the most important part of the kit!

    I don’t mind the hacked together aesthetic, nor the massive light loss this design entails. But not when combined with that price tag. I’m going to hold out for a redesign of the Light Blaster capable of catering to larger lights.

    1. Robbert Dijkstra Avatar
      Robbert Dijkstra

      You state the competitive product for $140. Do you have have a link for me? I would be interested.

        1. Daniel Avatar
          Daniel

          Good luck projecting a slide (or anything delicate for that matter) using that lens

        2. Robbert Dijkstra Avatar
          Robbert Dijkstra

          Interesting device. Thanks for the link. Totals up to 200 dollar, so almost the same price. Advantage of the lightblaster is that you can use it with a speedlight if required.