We’ve all heard of the Highland Fling, but have you heard about the Downhill Camera Fling? One unlucky photographer at the Beijing Winter Olympics decided to try their hand at creating a new competitive event when their Sony A1 somehow freed itself from their grip and went off-piste down the snowy ski slopes to what looks like an untimely death.
Profoto has launched a $300 light stand bracket for its $1,100 speedlight
When Profoto first announced the original $1,000 A1 speedlight, I thought they were just having a laugh. But it turns out that it wasn’t April 1st and no, they weren’t kidding. To its credit, the Profoto A1 ended up being a pretty solid speedlight. Still a little overpriced for many, but decent with the obvious perk of doubling up as a backup flash trigger for existing Profoto users.
Then they brought out the A1X and most recently the $1,100 A10. And if you didn’t think these prices were high enough already, Profoto has just announced the new Profoto OCF adapter to go with them. It’s $300. Yup. Three hundred bucks.
GodoxPhoto mobile app offers flash control for your DSLRs & Mirrorless cameras
Well, this is a pretty cool and interesting development from the Godox camp. There’s a new firmware out for each of the five Godox X1T triggers. Five, because there’s one each for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji and Olympus/Panasonic. Releasing a new firmware in and of itself isn’t a big deal, but what is interesting is what this particular release seems to add.
Recently we told you about the new Godox A1 flash trigger for mobile devices. It talks to your phone via BlueTooth and fires your flashes when you shoot a photo with it. Great for quick behind the scenes shots for social media. Now, though, it appears that you might be able to use the mobile app to control the flashes for your DSLR or mirrorless camera, too!
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