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128 pages

Minimalist Lighting, Professional Techniques for Studio Photography

Creator: Kirk Tuck | Photography - 2009-04-01

My basic studio kit for portraits is based around two Alien Bees B800 flash units (as of 2008 cost, these are $279 each) and one ... Basically, I was trying to preserve my Profoto lights and viewed the Alien Bees units as expendables.

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
Photographers learn how to create amazing photography with this simple, basic, money-saving approach to working in the studio. While exploring available lighting and equipment, this reference tackles the concerns of studio photographers regarding too much gear, not enough space, and a strict budget and offers alternative techniques for photographing subjects. Tips for how to set up a studio in a limited amount of space, what kind of equipment works best for different effects, and finding great tools for budget prices make this a truly comprehensive reference.



128 pages

Jeff Smith's Lighting for Outdoor & Location Portrait Photography

Creator: Jeff Smith | 2007-06-01

A flash tube for my Alien Bees costs about $30, as opposed to the $150 to $200 for the other brands of lights I use. Don't sell your current lighting equipment to buy Alien Bees, but when you are in the market for new lights, ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
Shattering the notion that location lighting has to be difficult, inconvenient, or compromised in its quality, this resource provides guidance on how to create unique and personalized images shot in parks, on city streets, at sports arenas, in workplaces, or in a client’s home. With an overview of equipment and a discussion on the essential tools for a shoot, this guide walks photographers through the creation of dozens of location images—from casual headshots to full-length, formally posed portraits. With strategies for meeting lighting challenges found outside of the studio—from evaluating existing light to modifying or supplementing light as needed—this book will help photographers shoot confidently by developing a plan for creating professional-quality location portraits.



128 pages

Rangefinder's Professional Photography, Techniques And Images from the Pages of Rangefinder Magazine

Creator: Bill Hurter | 2006-10-28

estiny was created with an AlienBees 1600 with a standard 7-inch reflector, fired into a Superior Arctic White seamless ... The Camera: Sigma SD-9 Lens: 50mm Sigma f/2.8 macro/portrait Lighting: Alien Bees 800 with 7-inch reflector; ...

Publisher: Amherst Media

About this book
The best images by the best photographers from around the world are featured in this collection that reflects the pinnacle of contemporary photography, both in terms of technical skill and creative ingenuity. Appealing to photographers of all levels, this book includes images from all genres of photography—from wedding and fashion to portrait and product—as well as more than 100 instructive articles. In each chapter, the images and techniques are thematically grouped to provide for rapid learning and easy cross-referencing. The breadth of topics, the high quality of the images, the technical skills required to create them, and the sheer creativity reflected in each shot, makes this collection an essential addition to any photographer's library.


Flashes and Flash Accessories Directory

Paul C. Buff, Inc.
Studio Lighting for Professional Photographers - Factory Direct Sales of AlienBees, White Lightning, Zeus and Einstein Flash Units and Accessories designed by Paul C ...

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Paul C. Buff - AlienBees B800
Illuminating the Galaxy - the small and mighty AlienBees flash units by Paul C. Buff - the most popular flash units in the universe

Paul C. Buff - CyberSync Trigger Transmitter
With the CyberSync™ system, the CST Trigger Transmitter serves as the transmitter at the camera position. You will need at least one receiver for your setup or you ...

Paul C. Buff - CyberSync™
CyberSync - Intelligent and Fully-Integrated Radio Remote Control System by Paul C. Buff - Total Wireless Studio Control


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  • Neewer

    Strobe Studio Flash Light Kit 900W - Photographic Lighting - Strobes, Barn Doors, Light Stands, Triggers, Umbrellas, Soft Box

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (66 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Neewer

    Not bad for $400, folks.

    I am a semi-professional photographer, and I was looking for some lightweight, cheap strobes of decent power. These are budget strobes from the get-go, if you want professional products, you have to pay professional prices. Look at Broncolor or Profoto if you want high quality. Everything was well packed, but one of my strobes was dead on arrival. Sent it out, received it back in about a week. The plastic on everything is about average to better quality, nothing to call home about, but it gets the job done. I'll go down a list of the items.The strobes are adequately powerful for shooting through an umbrella or softbox in sub-7 ft distances at around 1/200 and f/8 at minimum power. The dial in the back has a 2-stop variability. This is NOT a lot of latitude when shooting, but it's not a make-or-break kind of thing for me. I calculated this simply by shooting at f/8 on minimum power and checking the histogram until it matched up, and it matched at f/16... 5/5 Jimmy Lamont (Tampa, Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Strobe Studio Flash Light Kit 900W - Photographic Lighting - Strobes, Barn Doors, Light Stands, Triggers, Umbrellas, Soft Box (Electronics) I am a semi-professional photographer, and I was looking for some lightweight, cheap strobes of decent power. These are budget strobes from the get-go, if you want professional products, you have to pay professional prices. Look at Broncolor or Profoto if you want high quality. Everything was well packed, but one of my strobes was dead on arrival. Sent it out, received it back in about a week. The plastic on everything is about average to better quality, nothing to call home about, but it gets the job done. I'll go down a list of the items.The strobes are adequately powerful for shooting through an umbrella or softbox in sub-7 ft distances at around 1/200 and f/8 at minimum power. The dial in the back has a 2-stop variability. This is NOT a lot of latitude when shooting, but it's not a make-or-break kind of thing for me. I calculated this simply by shooting at f/8 on minimum power and checking the histogram until it matched up, and it matched at f/16... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 19, 2010

    Excellent value with a few minor qubbles

    I needed a simple 'LIGHT' and portable studio to cart around for outside my studio shoots.This is one heck of a value and you cannot go wrong.I am amazed it is so inexpensive.The strobes are fast recharging and the quality for the money is excellent.If you want studio grade, you will need a fat wallet and a strong back. There is no reason to buy a $2000 set to bang around other than for ego.Let me address the 'quibbles' others have mentioned.1) Diffusor assembly. Keep the diffusor boxes assembled and you will only have to put them together one time. Who wants to keep reassembling them anyway - time is wasted on a shoot doing this. Take your time putting them together. It takes only a few minutes. They are simple to put together and do not need instructions (fat end of rods go in the strobe collars). Only beef is the Velcro in the rectangular box does not have the 'other half' to stabilize the ribs. So I went to the... 5/5 William I. Levy - See all my reviews, June 5, 2011

    Easy to use and quick to set up.

    0 4/5 DevilCatArt - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I bought this kit to use as extra lighting in my studio and for quick onsite shoots. The lights work great and are extremely easy to use and set up. I have been using them for over 6 months on professional shoots with no problems at all with the lights.The only issue I had was with the trigger system it came with. I found it would not trigger reliably which led to many retakes. I ended up discarding it and using another brand. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 28, 2011
    List Price: $578.95
    Price: $392.52
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    100% BRAND NEW
    This professional kit is perfect for advertising products, photo-art, industrial
    1 Year Warranty
    Three 300W lights and tons of accessories
    Professional Studio Lighting Kit 900W


  • Visico

    EINSTEIN Folding Portable Octagonal Softbox 80cm w Grid AlienBee AlienBees Alien Bee EZ

    Photography (Visico)

    Includes Honeycomb Grid
    Metal speed ring w replaceable O6 6" mounting flange.
    Folding Softbox. Easy assembly.
    Includes inner baffle (diffuser) & nylon carrying case.
    Guaranteed to 100% lock in Einstein Flash


  • Neewer

    Neewer® 180W Strobe/Flash Light for Studio, Location and Portrait Photography

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (55 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Neewer

    Glad I got it.

    0 3/5 squarepeg_photography - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Neewer® 180W Strobe/Flash Light for Studio, Location and Portrait Photography (Electronics) Plenty of power for my small studio (aka, the basement). I have noticed a little quirk, though; If I don't use the modeling light, it doesn't recognize the sync cable after one picture. With the modeling light on, the sync cable works every time as long as you wait the 3-4 seconds to recharge.UPDATE: Raised the light stand and tightened the screws ever so slightly and the mounting barrel broke. Wrapped with packing tape to keep it on the stand. Amazingly, I'm still glad I bought it but now it's just 3 stars. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 16, 2013

    Great product for the budget photographer.

    0 5/5 Katherine Woten - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Neewer® 180W Strobe/Flash Light for Studio, Location and Portrait Photography (Electronics) Purchased one of these and I must say, it works well. Right out of the box, no time to setup and fires everytime.I will be purchasing another 1 ( maybe 2) very soon! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 14, 2013

    good quality

    0 5/5 David G "garlicdawg" - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Neewer® 180W Strobe/Flash Light for Studio, Location and Portrait Photography (Electronics) very good quality for the price.....reliable enuf forprofessional work. yes they work great. the slaves are sosensitive..I can stand 10ft in front of them and they still go off. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 24, 2012
    List Price: $79.95
    1 x 75W Modeling bulb
    1x Power cable
    1x Sync cable
    Professional Studio Flash Strobe Light 180W
    1 x 180W Strobe light


  • Cowboy Studio

    Cowboystudio 400 Watt Photography Studio Monolight, Studio Strobe Light with 75 W Model Lamp

    Photography (Cowboy Studio)

    Rating (60 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Cowboy Studio

    two years later...still very happy

    Before you read the review, I'd like to point out that many of Cowboystudio's products contain five-star reviews written by a ringers - probably the vendor herself. If you look at other reviews written by these users you will notice that all their reviews are for Cowboystudio products, all are glowing 5-star reviews, and the "story" in the reviews are completely inconsistent with each other. While this practice doesn't violate Amazon's policies, it is unethical and misleading. While looking at other Cowboystudio products I have discovered at least two such users with about 30 or so reviews, all for Cowboystudio products, all 5-stars, all absolutely ecstatic about their purchase, and all with inconsistent stories - in one the reviewer claims to be an experienced semi-pro, while in another a first-time photographer. I'm not saying all the products are bad, in fact I gave this one a 5-star review myself and will be buying several more of these heads, I'm just saying buyer beware and... 5/5 blarg (Houston) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cowboystudio 400 Watt Photography Studio Monolight, Studio Strobe Light with 75 W Model Lamp (Electronics) Before you read the review, I'd like to point out that many of Cowboystudio's products contain five-star reviews written by a ringers - probably the vendor herself. If you look at other reviews written by these users you will notice that all their reviews are for Cowboystudio products, all are glowing 5-star reviews, and the "story" in the reviews are completely inconsistent with each other. While this practice doesn't violate Amazon's policies, it is unethical and misleading. While looking at other Cowboystudio products I have discovered at least two such users with about 30 or so reviews, all for Cowboystudio products, all 5-stars, all absolutely ecstatic about their purchase, and all with inconsistent stories - in one the reviewer claims to be an experienced semi-pro, while in another a first-time photographer. I'm not saying all the products are bad, in fact I gave this one a 5-star review myself and will be buying several more of these heads, I'm just saying buyer beware and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 4, 2012

    Fantastic Value and build quality but not 400 w/s

    I was doing research on trying to find an inexpensive alternative for a strobe that we would use on a college campus in the photo dept. Budget is always a concern and I wanted an inexpensive light that would serve us for head shots, more serious environmental portraits, occasional product shoots, and whatever else comes up.I bought this after reading many reviews and some guy that blogged about it. I found the light to be everything that was advertised. I was looking at Alien Bees as an alternative but the big drawback for me on all their stuff is their build construction as it pertains to how the speed rings attach to the front of the units. You can't use a very large light bank with any WL or AB product as if it's too heavy (or windy) the bank will tear right off the front of the strobe, sometimes taking with it the flashtube and modeling light.These are built right with all metal hardware where it connects to the stand, and it uses a standard Bowens... 4/5 Patrick M. Racey (Knoxville, TN) - See all my reviews, November 3, 2011

    Inconsistant Quality

    0 4/5 Eric Zhang (Georgia, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cowboystudio 400 Watt Photography Studio Monolight, Studio Strobe Light with 75 W Model Lamp (Electronics) I bought two and when I received them they came in different colors and slightly different models. I returned one and got a new one but still has a problem. The power adjustment should go from 10 to 60, which is the case for one of them, but the other can only go from 20 to 60. Not a huge deal, but it just shows the QC not very good. Otherwise the monolight is a solid build with good features, a bargain for the price if you get good quality ones. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 2, 2011
    List Price: $150.00
    It is a one 400 Watt second strobe light.
    This strobe comes with 3 colors, red, blue and grey


  • Neewer

    Neewer 300W Strobe/Flash Light for Studio, Location and Portrait Photography

    Photography (Neewer)
    List Price: $142.95
    Price: $80.46
    You Save: $62.49 (44%)

    The Studio Light is providing you with a Continues Lamp and Flash Function.It will work as main light, back light or hair light.
    It could be triggered by a flash, infrared and sync cord (included). It also comes with a test button and variable dial for power setting from 1/8 to full.
    A studio kit with only two strobes can achieve tremendous results, but adding a third light for backgrounds or highlights will set you a part from the competition.
    This strobe is typically used for background, fill, or highlighting. It easily creates a wide-dispersion glow when used with the gel set (not included).
    This is a 300ws Flash Strobe (master/slave strobe).


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox, 60" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (132 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    Provides excellent light, packs small, and is extremely well made and durable

    Customer Video Review Length:: 2:34 MinsI was very happy when I received this softbox, along with another Fotodiox softbox which I will be reviewing separately, as a gift. It provides excellent light, packs very flat, and is extremely well made and durable. Best part is, it's huge. With a 400 Watt studio light I can light whole people with that excellent, wraparound light that you get from a softbox. And, since it is very transportable I can take it this outstanding modifier wherever I go. It's like having portable sunlight!My only "issue" was that it took a bit longer to set up than I would like. The annoyance is you need to feed eight metal rods into the adapter and they can get jumbled up as you are trying to do that. At home it's not that big an issue but if I'm setting up in front of someone the last thing I want them to see is me wrestling with equipment. Fortunately I was able to come up with a simple and inexpensive fix that allows me to go from bag to completely set up... 5/5 Bob Tobias "Robert Tobias" (Arlington, VA USA) - See all my reviews, May 21, 2012

    48" Fotodiox Octobox

    I'm writing this review after 3 months of use and it's still the best bang for your buck you can get. The quality was a lot better than I expected. The material is very strong and has a nice inner diffuser. Although I don't like the connections they use for the inner diffuser, I'll probably replace those clips. It doesn't come with instructions, but it doesn't take an engineering degree to understand exactly how it works. I wonder if these people also have problems using common umbrellas. It is a little heavy paired with my Alien Bee 800 so a medium duty light stand is a must. Anyone complaining about this deal needs to take their $35 bucks back and go put it towards a $1000 Elinchrom Octobox. I see the potential for poking the rods through the seams, but if you don't act like the Hulk I'm sure I'll be fine and even if you do it's an easy fix. I gave it 5 stars because I didn't buy a Kia and expect it to be a Mercedes, however there are still millions of happy Kia owners. Buy it... 5/5 Charles Edward - See all my reviews This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox, 48" with Speedring for Alien Bees Strobe Light (Electronics) I'm writing this review after 3 months of use and it's still the best bang for your buck you can get. The quality was a lot better than I expected. The material is very strong and has a nice inner diffuser. Although I don't like the connections they use for the inner diffuser, I'll probably replace those clips. It doesn't come with instructions, but it doesn't take an engineering degree to understand exactly how it works. I wonder if these people also have problems using common umbrellas. It is a little heavy paired with my Alien Bee 800 so a medium duty light stand is a must. Anyone complaining about this deal needs to take their $35 bucks back and go put it towards a $1000 Elinchrom Octobox. I see the potential for poking the rods through the seams, but if you don't act like the Hulk I'm sure I'll be fine and even if you do it's an easy fix. I gave it 5 stars because I didn't buy a Kia and expect it to be a Mercedes, however there are still millions of happy Kia owners. Buy it... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 29, 2011

    GOOD VALUE

    I battled for awhile with myself trying to figure out whether to get THIS Fotodiox octobox for $65, or to cough up the $160 for the Paul C. Buff octobox for my Alien Bee strobe. i thought to myself, "if it costs a hundred bucks more, it's at least twice as good?!" Being that I am not a pro yet, I'm foolish enough to think that MAYBE, just maybe Paul C. Buff is over-priced and that the Fotodiox octobox would be just as good. Afterall, it's not like I have a million shoots a year where I'm constantly taking the octobox down and putting it back up. BUT, I can say, this thing is constructed really well and if I did, I don't think I would have a problem. By the time this thing would fail, I'd have way more than enough money to purchase the Paul C. Buff octobox. I may not know octoboxes all that well, but I know crappy second-rate material when I see it...THAT DOES NOT APPLY HERE. It's thick and sturdy. It also has an extra diffuser layer, so you can diffuse the light using both panels or... 4/5 Ty Pleas Fotographie - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Octagon Softbox soft box Octbox, 70" with Speedring Speed ring for Alien Bees Alienbees Strobe Light (Electronics) I battled for awhile with myself trying to figure out whether to get THIS Fotodiox octobox for $65, or to cough up the $160 for the Paul C. Buff octobox for my Alien Bee strobe. i thought to myself, "if it costs a hundred bucks more, it's at least twice as good?!" Being that I am not a pro yet, I'm foolish enough to think that MAYBE, just maybe Paul C. Buff is over-priced and that the Fotodiox octobox would be just as good. Afterall, it's not like I have a million shoots a year where I'm constantly taking the octobox down and putting it back up. BUT, I can say, this thing is constructed really well and if I did, I don't think I would have a problem. By the time this thing would fail, I'd have way more than enough money to purchase the Paul C. Buff octobox. I may not know octoboxes all that well, but I know crappy second-rate material when I see it...THAT DOES NOT APPLY HERE. It's thick and sturdy. It also has an extra diffuser layer, so you can diffuse the light using both panels or... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 30, 2010
    List Price: $56.95
    Sealable venting for use with modeling lamp or continuous lighting source
    Pro-grade, heat-resistant, & reflective fabric
    Includes a 24 month manufacturer warranty
    Features an inner baffle and outer diffusive cover for an even light throw
    Rotating speedring with thumb-screw lock


  • Neewer

    NEEWER 750W Professional Photographic Studio Strobe Flash Light Kit - Barn Door, Soft Box, Umbrellas, Stands, Lamps, Trigger & More

    Photography (Neewer)

    Rating (27 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Neewer

    750w strobe kit

    This is a great starter kit! Great if you are just getting into studio photography. My thoughts on each item:The strobes worked fine .. nothing much to say here untill i have had them alittle longer to see how they perform. It comes with some long power cords. you shouldnt have a issue plugging them in where you want.The package comes with 2 umbrellas and 2 softboxes which was in perfect condition. You do have to assemble the softboxes but be careful when doing so because it is not the "highest" of quality.Barn door came fine, a few scratches but its doesnt bother me. The gels had smudges all over them but i just got a cloth and wiped them down. The trigger set worked fine with no issues yet.The stands are cheap.. And i mean cheap. I would suggest buying some other stands even if you are using them inside or get sand bags. For the priced i paid for this package you would think the stands would be decent but they aren'tThe bag... 5/5 Brandon - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NEEWER 750W Professional Photographic Studio Strobe Flash Light Kit - Barn Door, Soft Box, Umbrellas, Stands, Lamps, Trigger & More (Electronics) This is a great starter kit! Great if you are just getting into studio photography. My thoughts on each item:The strobes worked fine .. nothing much to say here untill i have had them alittle longer to see how they perform. It comes with some long power cords. you shouldnt have a issue plugging them in where you want.The package comes with 2 umbrellas and 2 softboxes which was in perfect condition. You do have to assemble the softboxes but be careful when doing so because it is not the "highest" of quality.Barn door came fine, a few scratches but its doesnt bother me. The gels had smudges all over them but i just got a cloth and wiped them down. The trigger set worked fine with no issues yet.The stands are cheap.. And i mean cheap. I would suggest buying some other stands even if you are using them inside or get sand bags. For the priced i paid for this package you would think the stands would be decent but they aren'tThe bag... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 4, 2013

    Awesome Kit

    0 4/5 Stephan Michael Photography "Stephan M. Espinoza" (Houston, TX) - See all my reviews This review is from: NEEWER 750W Professional Photographic Studio Strobe Flash Light Kit - Barn Door, Soft Box, Umbrellas, Stands, Lamps, Trigger & More (Electronics) As a photographer I'm getting more into studio and i was looking for a cheep kit i can travel with. I got this kit thinking it will be ok for the price. And I will have to say I was amazed! you get a great product for the price you pay! Only down side i wish it came with 3 wireless triggers for all the flashes. & one of the flashes moon light control is a little stiff but works. But the seller has been great and is working with me to correct the little things.last 2 photo shoots have already payed for the kit and it still works great! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 14, 2011

    FAIR VALUE...for a OK price

    0 3/5 chinee - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NEEWER 750W Professional Photographic Studio Strobe Flash Light Kit - Barn Door, Soft Box, Umbrellas, Stands, Lamps, Trigger & More (Electronics) Nice starter kit,make sure that you confirm receipt of carrying case.Light stands are too light for "this kit" will need some weight to remain steady. can easily fall, if fully extendedAlso,two out the three stands were stuck upon delivery and unable to open/expand unless forced with the use of pliers etc...which happens repeatedly when collapsed. I had to use a piece of masking tape to stop it from collapsing totally.Lights are a little slow to recycle but you get used to it with the help of the buzzer... and works well with the triggers and with the various control options.Umbrellas are cute almost a joke, VERY inferior... invest in an upgrade IMMEDIATELY,if going to be used repeatedly. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 8, 2011
    List Price: $519.95
    Price: $342.62
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    This professional kit is perfect for advertising products, photo-art, industrial, scientific and technical photography, photographic reproduction
    Complete kit at an incredible price!
    Excellent for professionals or ameture photographers alike.


  • PocketWizard

    PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver Black

    Photography (PocketWizard)

    Rating (83 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    PocketWizard

    PocketWizard Remote Camera triggering problems

    The two PocketWizards Plus III I received recently seemed to work well in all modes when syncing remote flash units using a D700 or D200 Nikon cameras as masters. However, when the time came to operate the D700 remotely, problems started. It is regretable that PW is not specific about the cables or the cost of the cables required to trigger the camera. After spending $139 each for the two units, I discovered I had to invest another $85-$95 for the correct cable. To my surprise, I discover that the cable would keep the camera "awake" at all times, making it useless for long, unatended sessions due to the heavy battery drain on the Nikon D200/D700.I was able to operate the camera on any channel at the published distances but always with the camera in the "awake" state. So my next move was to order the mysterious -acc cable (another $85) to allow pre-trigger operation without depleting the camera battery. That cable didn't do the job either. I read the PW manual cover to... 4/5 Julian Angus (Florida) - See all my reviews, August 27, 2012

    It works like a CHARM

    0 5/5 Abduljalil Al-Nasser (Saudi Arabia) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver Black (Electronics) I've used many wireless triggering solutions, they all just stopped working after some time and even when they were working, they weren't that reliable, they miss a lot of shots, they don't work at some locations!I didn't switch to pocket wizard plus II because I was waiting for the plus III to come out, and it was worth waiting for! It's everything they said about the plus II and much more! The new design is beautiful, the digital menu is easy to use and fast to access. I just love it! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 25, 2012

    Excellent!

    0 5/5 AaronBrown (Northwest Indiana / Chicago) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver Black (Electronics) These are amazing. I love the Multimax-like zones you can set up and easily control as well as the new build.So far, so good. Rock solid and no misfires - but I expect no less from PocketWizard.My weddings just got so much easier to shoot with the ease of sharing zones with my assistant or turning off zones when I don't need 'em.I will be buying more. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 25, 2012
    List Price: $149.00
    Selective Quad-Zone Triggering
    Auto-Relay Mode
    USA FCC 340-354MHz
    Two-Stage Remote Camera Triggering
    Auto-Sensing Transceiver


  • Fotodiox Inc.

    Fotodiox Pro Beauty Dish, 16" for Alien Bees Strobe Flash Light, B400. B800, B1600

    Photography (Fotodiox Inc.)

    Rating (6 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
    Fotodiox Inc.

    Great!

    0 5/5 Byron Taylor "BTSculptor" - See all my reviews, January 8, 2014

    Great addition

    0 5/5 Warren A. Edwards "w edwards" (tucson az) - See all my reviews, August 16, 2012

    Pretty good dish!

    0 4/5 R. E. Ortega - See all my reviews This review is from: Fotodiox Pro Beauty Dish, 16" for Alien Bees Strobe Flash Light, B400. B800, B1600 (Electronics) Fit's my Alien Bees strobe, it pretty much produce a perfect beauty dish effect but I think 16" is not big enough so I ordered a bigger size. I just like this dish for single subject and I wouldn't recommend a group shot but two subjects I think are manageable. Overall I rated this 4 stars. It's worth the money. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 19, 2014
    List Price: $99.95
    Price: $38.95
    You Save: $61.00 (61%)
    80 degree reflector dish
    24 Month Manufacturer Warranty
    Special flash bracket designed specifically for Flash / Speedlite with a hot shoe mount.


  • Cowboy Studio

    Cowboystudio Backlight Strobe Flash Studio Photography Kit

    Photography (Cowboy Studio)

    Rating (124 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Cowboy Studio

    A great little strobe

    This is a fun little strobe. I initially planned on using it strictly as a background light in addition to my main studio strobes but I have found it also serves well as a no frills, cheap, lightweight key/main light. It would make a cheap entry for someone getting into off camera lighting. It just plugs into the wall so you don't have to worry about charging/changing any batteries.To use this effectively you will need a camera with a manual mode that allows you to set aperture and shutter speed. To trigger the flash you can either use your camera's flash or the included sync cord assuming your camera will accept a standard flash sync plug. I took some test shots with a Canon 5D mkII using the included 10 foot sync cord. I found that a shutter speed of 1/200th worked well. Any higher than that and you will start to see part of the picture fade to black because the shutter and flash become out of sync. There is no power adjustment so if you do use this as a main... 5/5 Mark A. Foster (Rochester, NY USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Cowboystudio Backlight Strobe Flash Studio Photography Kit (Camera) This is a fun little strobe. I initially planned on using it strictly as a background light in addition to my main studio strobes but I have found it also serves well as a no frills, cheap, lightweight key/main light. It would make a cheap entry for someone getting into off camera lighting. It just plugs into the wall so you don't have to worry about charging/changing any batteries.To use this effectively you will need a camera with a manual mode that allows you to set aperture and shutter speed. To trigger the flash you can either use your camera's flash or the included sync cord assuming your camera will accept a standard flash sync plug. I took some test shots with a Canon 5D mkII using the included 10 foot sync cord. I found that a shutter speed of 1/200th worked well. Any higher than that and you will start to see part of the picture fade to black because the shutter and flash become out of sync. There is no power adjustment so if you do use this as a main... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 10, 2012

    I used 2 this product at a wedding

    0 5/5 A. Turner (NYC, New York) - See all my reviews, March 8, 2011

    This thing is awesome

    0 5/5 J. Gustafson - See all my reviews, September 20, 2011
    List Price: $35.99
    One (1) AC Light Socket
    One (1) Sync cord
    One (1) 40 Watt/ Second Strobe
    One (1) Mini Light Stand (33" max height)


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