B&H has the Vello FlashBoss TTL 2-Transceiver Kit for $79.90 (reg. $69.95 for one transceiver) as its Deal Zone deal for today only. The transceivers are available for either Canon or Nikon TTL systems. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
Deal: Interfit S1 500Ws HSS TTL Monolight for $549
B&H has the Interfit S1 500Ws HSS TTL battery-powered monolight for $549.99 (reg. $999.99). It includes a free TTL remote for the Canon, Nikon or Sony system (your choice). Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
Deal: Vello FlashBoss TTL Radio Transceiver for $49
B&H has the Vello FlashBoss TTL 2.4GHz transceiver for $49.95 (reg. $69.95). It’s compatible with E-TTL and E-TTL II flashes for Canon and the Nikon version works with Nikon’s iTTL. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless E-TTL II Flash Transceiver Kit for $109
B&H has the Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless E-TTL II Flash Transceiver/Receiver Kit for $109.95 (reg. $289.95). This system has 4 channels and offers 3 different groups for Canon E-TTL II Speedlites. It operates at 2.4Ghz and has a range of 300′. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Phottix Releases Odin II TTL Flash Triggers
Phottix has unveiled its new Odin II TTL flash transmitter and triggers for use with High Speed Sync and OverDrive Sync lighting systems at up to 1/8000s. [Read more…]
Watch Joe McNally Explain TTL Flash
In these videos, Joe McNally walks through the basics of TTL flash, including lighting ratios and high-speed sync. He’s specifically talking about Profoto’s Air TTL system; however, these principles apply to smaller speedlights from Canon, Nikon and other manufacturers. [Read more…]
Phottix’s Laso Makes Non-Radio Flashes Work with Canon’s RT System
Phottix has unveiled its new Laso transmitter and receiver. The units work the the Canon RT system.
While that’s nothing new for a third-party transmitter, the receiver unit is a no-brainer for someone who has a bag full of 580EX Speedlites and is starting to integrate 600EX RT units into their kit. Just add the receiver onto your 580EX, pair it with the Laso transmitter (or the Canon ST-E3-RT or 600EX RT) and you have a flash that works with the Canon RT system, which you can now mix with newer 600EX RT Speedlites. [Read more…]
What’s Different When You’re Freezing Movement with High-Speed Sync?
In this short video, Jared Platt shows how to freeze motion using high-speed sync with the Profoto B1 and B2 heads, which work with TTL flash systems on Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
While he demos the Profoto kit, the same rules apply to smaller speedlight kits and other TTL monolights and flash heads. With purely manual flash communication, however, you are limited to the sync speed of your camera (often around 1/200s) and won’t be able to freeze that motion.
Watch 2 Different Takes on an Outdoor Scene with Ambient and Flash Lighting
Yesterday, I shared a video from Profoto that discussed the benefits of high speed sync when shooting in high ambient light outdoors. In this video from Profoto, we get another look at the differences between shooting with ambient light only and adding layers of light using TTL lighting outdoors mixed with available ambient lighting.
Again, the video highlight’s Profoto’s high end AirTTL system using B2 and B1 lights but the same high speed sync can be achieved with smaller and more affordable speedlights from the likes of Canon and Nikon, or even cheaper third-party speedlights.
Learn the Benefits of High-Speed Sync in Daylight
This short video from Profoto shows how shooting with high-speed sync flashes in daylight can help bring back details in the sky. The advantage of high-speed sync is that you can shoot at much higher shutter speeds than the x-sync rating of your camera. Most systems allow you to go up to 1/8000s, which means you can bring ambient light down without needing a ton of light from your flash.
In this case, they used a single B2 head in a softbox to balance the flash and ambient light. While the Profoto kits can be very expensive, the same effect can be achieved using smaller and more affordable speedlights. If name brand speedlight kits are still too expensive, third-party speedlights are available with the high-speed sync feature for less than $100.
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