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Posted 02/24/21
Profoto has unveiled the Pro-11 2400 AirTTL Power Pack, adding AirX connectivity as well as a variety of internal and external design upgrades to its flagship power pack. A familiar sight on fashion, action, and high-speed photo sets, Profoto’s power packs have earned their namesake, providing dependable, top-tier performance on some of the most demanding jobs in the photo industry. Capable of firing as fast as 1/80,000 second, the Pro-11 is equipped to capture even the most elusive subjects with ease. The addition of AirX functionality not only opens the door to wireless communication with AirX-enabled devices, but also simplifies firmware updates, making it easier than ever to ensure your gear is working at the highest possible level. What's New? AirX Compatibility Adding AirX Bluetooth functionality places the Pro-11 in the company of Profoto’s most technologically advanced lighting tools and “future-proofs” its operation. The AirX App can be used to adjust settings using mobile devices from a distance of up to 100 feet Firmware updates can now be performed without needing to go through the hassle of a USB interface Joins A10 and B10 strobes to form the basis of an AirX ecosystem AirX supports all legacy Air and AirTTL equipped devices Redesigned Exterior The Pro-11 maintains a familiar design while implementing a number of tweaks to streamline workflow on set. Bolder, brighter, easier-to-read typeface on the LCD for monitoring settings Improved buttons in line with Profoto’s latest light models Minor changes to user interface for adjusting settings New sound cues Upgraded Interior A number of tweaks under the hood have been added to the Pro-11 to improve safety and performance, including: Protective earth is now separated between flash circuits and logic to reduce the risk of exploding flash tubes Creepage distances between high-voltage circuits and protective earth are increased to reduce risk of short circuit from internal condensation Dump circuit redesign New panel, flash, and power circuit boards Taking the Best from the Pro-10 The Pro-11 shares many of the features that have made its predecessor a rental-house favorite, including its 2-outlet, 2400Ws design, 0.02-0.7s recycle times, and 11-stop power range in 1/10-stop increments. Capable of quick bursts up to 50 flashes per second, the Pro-11 can handle even the fastest subjects with ease. In addition to its built-in wireless capabilities, the Pro-11 also features a ¼" sync socket and USB port. For continuous applications, it can provide a maximum power of 2 x 500W. A fan is incorporated into its build for cooling. Profoto Ecosystem The Profoto name has become synonymous with the highest-quality lighting tools available to professional photographers. The Pro-11 is compatible with multiple heads and more than 120 light-shaping tools capable of producing nearly any lighting setup you can imagine. By leveraging the power of AirX, AirTTL, and Air technologies, the Pro-11 can be seamlessly integrated into existing Profoto lighting kits, adding a boost of power and the latest technology to personal and rental kits alike. Have you used Profoto’s power packs on set? Share your experiences and thoughts on the company's latest flagship in the Comments section, below!
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Posted 12/14/20
Westcott has just added two new lights to its FJ Wireless Flash System: the FJ80 Universal Touchscreen 80Ws Speedlight and the FJ200 200Ws Strobe. As the latest additions to the FJ lineup, both lights are designed to maximize compatibility across camera brands. The FJ80 can sit atop virtually any camera while the FJ200 works in tandem with the FJ80 or FJ-X2m Universal Wireless Trigger to achieve camera-specific TTL and sync functionalities. Westcott FJ80 Universal Flash and FJ200 Strobe The FJ80 features a user-friendly color touchscreen LCD for quick and intuitive control, as well as a rounded head to produce natural-looking light and falloff. It can fire up to 1/10000s, sync up to 1/8000s, and discharge at up to 20 fps when shooting continuously. It is compatible with the TTL and sync modes of Canon, Nikon, Sony (with adapter), FUJIFILM, Panasonic, and Olympus cameras. A built-in transceiver frees it from the top of your camera, expanding creative shooting options. The FJ80 can trigger FJ400, FJ200, FJ80, and Canon RT lights from up to 328' away and can be used with 31 groups and 16 channels. It is firmware updatable, keeping it future-proof, and a mobile app is in development for early 2021. The FJ80 has a lithium polymer battery that lasts for about 400 full-power flashes and takes about 2 hours to recharge from empty. A magnetic diffusion dome and magnetic grid and gel pack are available separately to refine the FJ80's output. Additionally, the FJ80 will also be available in a 2-Light Portable Portrait Kit, where it is bundled with the FJ400. The FJ200 serves as a compact wireless strobe perfectly positioned between the FJ80 and FJ400. This sleek 200Ws strobe features an impressive 0.5-1.3s recycle time, so you never miss a moment. The FJ200 is compatible with sync and TTL modes across brands when used with the FJ80 or FJ-X2M trigger. Like the FJ80, the FJ200 can shoot up to 20 fps and sync up to 1/8000s. In Freeze Mode, the FJ200 can fire up to 1/20000s. A 5600K LED modeling light is built in to help shot setups and a bright, color LCD panel makes it easy to keep track of settings from a distance. The FJ200 also has a built-in lithium polymer battery capable of 450 or more full-power flashes between charges. It comes with a reflector, grid, and gels so you can take it out of the box straight to set for use. You can also pick up a separately available snoot with honeycomb grid or diffusion dome for even more creative possibilities. What do you think of Westcott's latest lights? Share your thoughts in the Comments section, below.
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Posted 09/23/20
Profoto’s new A10 Studio Light comes with AirX technology built in so you can not only use it with your camera but also pair it with your iPhone 7 or later via Bluetooth to create beautifully lit images with your smartphone. The A10 is available with AirTTL compatibility for Canon, Nikon, FUJIFILM, and Sony cameras, and each brand-specific model is also available as an Off-Camera Kit with its respective Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter providing TTL and HSS functionality when using the A10 off-camera. Profoto A10 Studio Light The A10 shares its basic form factor and functionality with the A1X Studio Light, making it an exceptionally lightweight, intuitive flash, creating natural-looking light from its characteristic 2.75" round head. With 90° tilt and 360° rotation, it can be positioned in nearly any direction with ease. Its high-resolution LCD screen is clearly legible from a distance when using the light off-camera. Additional features of the A10 include AF-assist, auto and manual zoom, and an LED modeling light for previewing your lighting setup. HSS functionality and 1-second recycle times mean you never have to worry about missing a shot. Also, it shares the same lithium-ion battery as the A1X, but gets an improved 450 full-power flashes per charge. Lithium-ion battery In order to activate AirX control of your light, you will need to download the Profoto App for iOS; an Android-compatible app is currently in development. You can control up to three independent lights through the app or, when used with a Profoto Connect, as many lights as are assigned to the same channel as the Connect. Paired via the Bluetooth function of your smartphone, AirX has an operating range of up to about 100' and, in addition to your smartphone, the A10 can also be controlled remotely by Profoto Air, AirTTL, and Connect triggers. Additionally, the A10 is compatible with all Profoto Clic light-shaping tools so you can attach gels and grids magnetically, with ease. Are you eager to try out the A10 with your smartphone? Let us know in the Comments section, below!
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Posted 07/03/20
We show you tips and tricks for ring photography. Similar to our product photography video, we’ll be using a tabletop setup and a combination of natural light and studio lighting. Also check out these At-Home videos for more ways to help you stay creative at home.
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Posted 03/29/18
In this preview, cinematographer Mark Raker uses three Litepanels Gemini lights to create diverse scenes with varying moods. Gemini lights feature multiple lighting modes that enable you to create virtually any color palette. Check out these versatile lights in action! We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 06/20/17
Landscape photography is always about the light. During his lecture for B&H’s 2017 Optic conference, Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak offers this statement as the number one tenet for capturing magical landscapes. And, as you’ll see from his photos, the hour before and after sunrise and sunset are key. Light changes all the time, and ideal conditions don’t last long. By the time you see it, the opportunity to capture the moment is over. Join Kurywczak on this inspirational journey, showcasing images from some of the most beautiful places on earth—from the coast of Iceland to the deserts of the American Southwest. Along the way, he discusses tips, settings, and techniques, as well as the gear you’ll need to be able to capture stunning images of your own.
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Posted 05/16/16
In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, presents a brief introduction to macro lenses, and talks about some of the determining characteristics of macro lenses that make them unique from other lens designs. The video begins with facts about the magnifications macro lenses are able to produce, as well as how these magnifications render subjects in regard to the size of your camera’s image sensor. From here, Weitz talks about choosing different focal length lenses, and the benefits of shooting with wide focal lengths and telephoto focal lengths. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com. #MacroPhotoWeek Share your best Macro Photographs with us on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MacroPhotoWeek for a chance to win a new macro lens and other prizes. Sweepstakes rules and regulations can be viewed here.
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Posted 05/10/16
In this video, we get a quick look at Canon’s brand new EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens. It is the first lens of its kind, with a built-in LED ring light, specially designed to tackle the lighting challenges of macro photography, all in the world.
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Posted 03/09/15
In the following video, Allan Weitz presents a handful of unique options for macro photography that deviate from the common and traditional macro lens. Beginning with the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens, Weitz delivers an overview of this high-magnification optic that permits focusing on subjects from 1:1 to 5:1 reproduction ratios. Second up is a profile of the Nikon PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm and Nikon PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm tilt-shift lenses, which are unique in that they offer perspective control as well as a 1:2 magnification ratio. Following these dedicated options, the video goes on to survey extension bellows, extension tubes, close-up filters, and reversing rings as other viable options for macro shooting. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 02/24/15
In the following video, B&H photo wiz Allan Weitz introduces the Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera and the LG-1 LED Macro Ring Light attachment. This video presents the rugged features of the 16-megapixel camera, as well as the idea that it’s an excellent microscope control feature, offering a minimum focus distance of just 0.4" and a 44.5x magnification. Weitz explains the benefit of the LG-1 Macro Ring Light attachment and how it can channel the flash from the camera’s LED illuminator for soft, even lighting, well suited to extreme macro photography. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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