Adaptalux has expanded their mini macro lighting range with the new Adaptalux Pod Mini. It’s a compact and lightweight power supply unit for the Adaptalux Studio Lighting Arms. It offers up to eight hours of battery life and can supply power while charging through its USB-C socket. As well as supplying power, the Pod Mini also acts as the controller for the Adaptalux lighting range.
It’s a miniature version of the Control Pod, the Pod Mini works with both the Adaptalux continuous LED lights, including the UV ones, as well as their Xenon flash units. It offers up to 8 hours of battery life, has an easy minimalist button control layout, they’re small, lightweight and durable and they’ve been launched on Kickstarter.
Measuring only 76 x 25 x 25mm and weighing only 50g, they’re significantly lighter than the standard Control Pod, making them much easier to carry on a camera-based macro rig, although they’re best suited for remote flash use. The small size and weight also make it easy to pack a bunch of them into your camera bag when you’re out on your travels to shoot macro. The units can work on their own or in addition to an existing setup which already makes use of the regular Control Pod for a versatile array of lighting options.
For those wishing to extend their existing Adaptalux setup, the Adaptalux Pod Mini is available to back from $48 for a single unit, with packages increasing in size and price to include extra Pod Minis as well as LED, UV and Xenon flash lighting arms for those who haven’t yet bought into the Adaptalux system. Items are expected to ship in January 2023 and you can find out more on Kickstarter.