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The Indra 500LC is Phottix’s first studio light that is compatible with Canon’s radio
flash system. The 500 w/s Indra500LC uses Canon RT triggering and control technology
alongside Phottix’s Laso triggering system. Working in tandem, they let you control Canon
RT-enabled speedlites and trigger the Indra500LC from the Canon ST-E3, Canon RT
speedlites or from the Phottix Laso transmitter. The Laso triggering system also supports
older, non RT Canon flashes as well, so you can mix and match old Canon flashes with
the more powerful Indra. The strobe also supports HSS
and TTL metering and offers an eight-stop
power adjustment in 1/3 stop increments.
There’s a strobo mode with an adjustable
frequency between 1-100Hz for up to
100 flashes. The Indra500LC package
includes a Li-Ion battery, cables, charger,
carrying bag and a 5-inch reflector.
An update to Profoto’s workhorse studio flash, the D2 brings several upgrades to
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the older D1. Specifically, the D2 offers faster flash durations, HSS using Profoto’s
optional Air remote, a 20 flash-per-second continuous mode and greater power
control (a ten-stop range vs. the D1’s seven-stop range). The 500 w/s version offers
flash durations between 1/2600 sec. up to a time-freezing 1/63,000 sec., while the
1000 w/s model clocks in between 1/1600 sec. and 1/50,000 sec. The 500 w/s D2 will
offer recycling times between .03 to . 6 sec. while the 1000 w/s D2 will recycle from
.03 to 1. 2 sec. Power is adjustable in either full stops or 1/10th stop increments. Both
models support TTL using Profoto’s
optional Air remote and incorporate a
300W halogen modeling lamp.
If you feel the lure of the road, Impact’s Venture TTL-600 will let you roam far
beyond the reach of AC cables and power outlets. This battery-powered, 600 w/s
strobe is lightweight, at just 4 pounds, and is small enough to fit inside your backpack.
It has wireless triggering and power control for Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras with
full TTL metering using an optional hot
shoe transmitter. The Venture delivers
500 full-power flashes on a single
charge and offers recycling times
between 1. 2 and 3 seconds. You
can tweak power settings over
an eight-stop range and sync
with camera flashes up to 1/8000
sec. with always-available HSS
compatibility. Flash duration
clocks in at 1/19,500–1/455 sec.
in Quick Mode.
The 3-foot OctoDome is an eight-sided softbox with an internal
baffle to eliminate hot spots.
The design provides a diffused
light spread that’s as tall as it
is wide, but the modifier itself
cuts a narrower profile than a
traditional softbox. It includes
four removable gold and silver
inner panels to give you a variety
of modifying options. Speed rings
to fit your strobe of choice are
PRICE: $1,495 (500 w/s); $1,995 ( 1,000 w/s)