Phottix has just announced Padat Compact (300cm/118″) light stands. These all-purpose flat stackable stands are super-compact and lightweight, designed to make transport and storage easier and to take up minimal space.
Phottix have announced a new speedlight, it’s “a manual flash with all the innovation you’ve come to expect from Phottix”. And, if you’ve come to expect “not much”, then yup, absolutely. Phottix’s new Juno speedlight is a manual speedlight with a built in 2.4Ghz transceiver. Not dissimilar to the half-the-price, Yongnuo YN560-IV.
Juno has a guide number of 58 (fudged by zooming the head to 200mm), and goes as low as 1/128th power. It’s compatible with their “cutting edge” Ares II and Strato II flash triggers. Or, it can act as a transmitter itself, controlling other flashes.
There’s no question that Sony make some ridiculously good cameras (don’t tell Udi I said that), but one of the things that seems to have let them down is their flash capability and interoperability with third party flash units.
It’s one of the things that stops people switching to Sony, and it’s one of the biggest complains I hear from Sony users. Now, Phottix, are here to fix the situation with the release of their new Odin II TTL triggers for Sony.
Strobists, get your wallet ready. Phottix has announced the details and release date of its upcoming Odin II flash triggers. Not only has Phottix announced the new triggers, but Sekonic has also announced a new pair of LITEMASTER PRO light meters designed specifically for Elinchrom and Phottix lighting equipment.[Read More…]
When you come to think about it, up until a decade ago, photography had only one prominent battle field for us to play at: Nikon vs. Canon. bringing up the topic of which is the better brand could be a discussion topic for hours on end (and I mean real discussion when people talk, not flame wars when people hammer at the keyboard).
But as technology evolved the market was caught in a vice movement: