The new Integra Pro Plus monolight flash features automatic voltage sensing, with a built-in radio receiver that provides remote triggering to 100 feet, with power and model lamp control. Flash power can be adjusted in 1/10-of-a-stop increments over a six f/stop range. The unit is housed in a solid, lightweight aluminum case with a backlit control panel you can see in the dark.
Hensel also introduces its Porty Premium AS/RC battery portable strobe, the first battery portable to feature a built-in radio receiver that provides remote triggering to 100 feet and both power and model lamp control capabilities. The two-head outlet pack can be adjusted asymmetrically with ratios of 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3, with a maximum power of 1,200 watt/seconds.
Larson Photographic www.larson-ent.com
Transform your camera room into a one-light studio with the Starfish, a soft, diffused light source that can be used as a main light or a fill. This six-sided, strong-but-collapsible light source is durable, easy to use, and compatible with all major light heads. Its innovative design (a 175-degree light spread and protruding front) projects light in a wide arc for a wrap-around effect.
Larson Photographic features a monthly Web special (the Starfish is October’s), so be sure to check out the website.
The E Photomaker eliminates poor exposure, gray and orange photos, unwanted shadows, and poor color casts with a three-wall casing that creates the perfect backdrop for product photos. The unit contains a built-in reflector that directs the light onto the subject and creates a controlled-shadow environment.
Lightsphere II for Photojournalists www.garyfong.com
In the field you can’t always rely on natural light or take the time to set up a studio, but achieving flattering, soft light from your on-camera flash can be challenging. Now you can replace your bulky studio lights and flash bracket with one lightweight, supremely portable flash diffuser: the Lightsphere II for Photojournalists. Designed to turn your on-camera flash into a portable studio, Lightsphere II doesn’t cast shadows or require a flash bracket for vertical shots. So now you can create the soft, wrap-around light you want right out of your gear bag.
The future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades—if you’re using the Metz 54 AF-1, 28 CS-2, or 28 AF-3 digital flash units, that is. Whether you’re shooting digital or film, if you’re searching for a fast flash that’s simple to use you’ll find the 54 AF-1 (featuring a user-friendly interface with only two function keys, TTL auto zooming, and short recycling times) an ideal companion. The 28 CS-2 is a compact slave unit that incorporates Metz ’s exclusive “easy mode” technology, which allows the user to automatically fine tune the flashgun to the specific camera’s requirements. Finally, the 28 AF-3 is perfect for all digital cameras, even those without a hot shoe. It’s compatible with the newest technologies from camera manufacturers, including the i-TTL mode for the Nikon D70 and the E-TTL mode for all of Canon’s digital cameras.
No more tripping over cumbersome cords: Go wireless with Nikon’s versatile SB-600 and SB-800 Speedlights, a powerful pair that’s part and parcel of Nikon’s Creative Lighting System. Both Speedlights feature Nikon’s next-generation i-TTL flash-control technology, which delivers automatic balance fill-flash and advanced wireless lighting capabilities. The SB-600 and SB-800 are designed to work in tandem, so you can use them individually or in arrangements of multiple Speedlights for consistent i-TTL control.
What makes the Auto-Flash-Art P anel flash unique is its patented parallel-light reflection technique that replicates light rays with the characteristics and shadow rendering of sunlight. Because Auto-Flash-Art can be positioned up to 45cm off the optical axis, the illumination can be varied from virtually shadow-free to very high contrast.
Photo Control/NORMAN www.photo-control.com
Whether you’ve got a demanding studio assignment or a high-volume school portrait session, the compact Norman ML400 and ML600 monolights can handle the heat. The digital controls on these 400 and 600 watt/second monolights allow accurate, repeatable setting in 1/10-stop increments through a 5-stop range. The option of adding a built-in PocketWizard radio receiver allows wireless actuation without the need to carry a separate module and batteries. The ML400 and ML600 monolights are compatible with more than 100 Norman light modifiers, including a variety of softboxes, reflectors, grids, snoots, and barn doors.