Speed-Lite 2 Plus
This speed light modifier was
developed by lighting wizard
Joe McNally to give your
portrait subjects catchlights.
Its white interior creates a
soft light, and it ships with
a removable inner and
outer diffuser. The Ezybox is
collapsible and should slip
right into most gear bags.
This flash head supports
Elinchrom’s proprietary Hi-Sync technology, which lets
photographers sync their
cameras at high shutter
speeds, up to 1/8000 sec.
to overpower the sun or
shoot action with wide open
apertures. Unlike High Speed
Sync, Hi-Sync doesn’t fire a
rapid burst of flashes. Instead,
it fires one powerful blast and
chooses the optimal “slice” of
light in sync with the camera for your
exposure. As a result, the HS head will
deliver relatively slow flash durations (1/550 sec.) relative
to Elinchrom’s other Quadra heads. The flash head can be
paired with Elinchrom’s ELB 400 battery pack.
elinchrom.com Photoflex RapiDome Kit
This collapsible softbox is a great solution for
speed lights. It’s shallow, so it will fit where bulkier
softboxes can’t. It features a cold shoe mount and
opens and closes like an umbrella for fast assembly.
The kit includes a soft egg crate grid, stand and
Profoto’s new 76 W/s
flash features HSS
and recycling times
between 0.05 and
1. 2 seconds. Power
is adjustable over
a nine-stop range,
and the lithium-ion
battery is good for
flashes. The battery
is interchangeable so
you can pack a spare
and shoot for hours on
end. It has a magnetic mount to add
modifiers—even stack them—and shape its output.
The A1 has Profoto’s Air TTL built in so you can
control other Profoto lights too.
a nine-stop range,
When you’re working
on location, time is
often of the essence.
Hensel’s new Grand
Mini parabolic softbox
can be popped open single-handedly, like an umbrella. It’s prefitted with a
connector ring for Hensel’s compact flashes, so all you need to do is place the
diffuser on and you’re ready to shoot.