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• SPEEDLIGHTS OR STROBES
While battery-powered strobes are
convenient, they’re still heavier and
more expensive than a speedlight.
If you don’t need ultra-fast recycle
times or extremely high-powered flash
output, taking a few speedlights with
the right modifier (see below) could do
the trick instead.
• PACK SPARES
Even the highest-capacity lithium-ion strobe batteries tend to tap out
at around 400 full-powered flashes.
Chances are you won’t be popping
o; at full power all the time, but it still
makes sense to pack at least one spare.
CUT THE CORD
How to get studio-quality
lighting on the road.
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For years, taking powerful strobes out into
the field meant lugging battery packs. Today,
thanks to battery-powered monolights, you
can take very powerful lights well beyond the
reach of AC outlets. But before you do…
Adorama Orlit Rovelight RT
This 600W/s flash is one of the first to be
compatible with Canon’s RT triggering
technology. You’ll get about 450 full-powered shots on a full battery, plus
high-speed sync (HSS) and 2. 5 sec.
recycling times at full power.
$700 / adorama.com
Pictools Speedlite Lighting Kit
This kit lets you combine up to three
speedlights onto a single stand. The
speedlight clamps are adjustable, so they
should work with most brands on the market
today. The kit includes a 31-inch octabox
light modifier that mounts directly to the flash
$99 / omegabrandess.com
This 500W/s strobe supports HSS and
T TL metering for Canon, Sony and Nikon
cameras.;The S1’s battery is good for
up to 350 full-power flashes. Power is
adjustable over a 9-stop range.
$750 / interfitphotographic.com
Here’s a look at the LEDs
lighting up the expo floor.
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So named because of the diminutive,
soda-can-like dimensions of the light, the
PopSpot has a beam that’s adjustable
from 55 to 25 degrees and sports
removable barn doors. The 5600K light
runs o; of AC power and also works with
an optional battery pack. It is dimmable
from 10-100 percent and features a slot
for a slide-in tungsten filter. It has a Color
Rendering Index score of >95. The light
delivers 5,400 lux at 25 degrees and
2,258 when focused at 55 degrees.
From $275 / fotodioxpro.com
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Litepanels Astra 3X
This update to the popular 1 x 1-foot LED panel is
three times brighter than the original. It’s dimmable
from 0 to 100 percent with no color shift and has two
1/4-20 mounting points. The Astra 3X features a CRI
of 95 with a daylight color temperature. It can be
controlled via an optional DMX or Bluetooth remote.
$900 / litepanels.com
PRL Lighting LUSTRA 50
The Lustra 50 is a compact light
that uses surface-mount LEDs with
TIR (total internal reflection) optics
to deliver a consistent light spread.
The light is dimmable from 0 to 100
percent and uses a microprocessor
to keep it flicker free and color
consistent as you dim. It’s daylight
balanced and outputs 1,200 lux at
5 feet with a 40-degree angle of
dispersion. There are slots to hold
filters and gels.
$335 / prllighting.com