Profoto technology, battery power, TTL, stop-action flash durations and 20 fps capability.
The most remarkable feature in the B1 Off-Camera Flash is that it is cordless. With a battery pack equipped within the unit itself allowing up to 220 full power flashes (with removable battery), the B1 looks to appeal to the highly mobile photographer. It also includes some incredible features like TTL built into the unit itself, allowing you to use your camera’s settings to decide on the power of the unit (with the use of their Air Remote TTL). The unit also packs 500w/s, which is more than enough power to meet your needs.
They also boast the speed of the unit. With up to 20 flashes per second (at low power) and a recycle rate under 2 seconds for full power, the B1 will be able to offer a great alternative to those using speedlights as off camera flash units. You can of course also expect to see all the great features contained in a standard Profoto light, with their zooming head, and mounting system that works for all current ProfotoUSA lights.
MAXIMUM OUTPUT 500Ws
OUTPUT RANGE Nine f-stops (2Ws–500Ws) in 1/10-stop or full-stop increments
RECYCLE TIME 0.1–1.9 sec (Quick burst up to 20 flashes per sec)
FLASH DURATION Normal mode, 1/11,000 sec (2Ws)–1/1000 sec (500Ws); Freeze mode, 1/19,000 sec (2Ws)–1/1000 sec (500Ws)
POWER SUPPLY Exchangeable lithium-ion battery
BATTERY CAPACITY Up to 220 full-power flashes
TTL COMPATIBILITY Canon EOS DSLRs with ETTL-II metering
DIMENSIONS 12.2 x 8.3 x 5.5 in. (31 x 21 x 14 cm)
WEIGHT 6.6 lb (3 kg) with battery
A Tripod, a Monopod & a Walking Stick. | Benro Travel Angel II Triple Transfunctional Carbon Fiber Tripod
I bought lot of tripods in the past, my first tripod the Velbon Tripod lost in the hills of Kyushu, Japan when I joined the Canon Photo Clinic a few years ago, I was chasing a beautiful morning light when I decided to put down my tripod and run to an amazing scenery, when I turned around I can't remember where did I place the tripod. = (
My second tripod is a Manfrotto I got a good memories and lots of travels with this great tripod, then one day the main Tripod lock grip got loose thread, It is still usable but I can't raise the center column to the maximum height anymore. That's the time I look around for a replacement.
I went to this shop and find this particular tripod, for me all tripods in the market are all the same in terms of functions and usage. But I was impressed with the versatility of this tripod. The Benro Travel Angel II C1692TBO Triple Transfunctional Carbon Fiber Tripod.
It can convert into a full size monopod, a compact monopod and a walking stick with wooden knob and integrated compass. Talk about versatility, I never seen a tripod before with such various capabilities just like this transfunctional tripod. The tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180 deg. making it small enough to carry just about anywhere. I bought the bigger version Travel Angel 2 C1692TBO because I felt like it will support my camera load capacity needs and height preferences well than the smaller one. If ever I need more stability I'll just carry a plastic shopping bag and fill it with stones to hang on the spring hook if such occasions occur and you'll have a rock solid support.
I find the The supplied head in this kit is kinda complicated for me ha ha ha. The release has a safety feature which needs a pull and second turn of knob to fully release. There seems to be no practical reason to do this and it impedes speed of release. There is overkill on the friction too with two knobs to control the friction of angle adjustment the quick release knob is the same size as the main angle lock so you could easily get confused and turn the wrong one. The smooth of movement is very good and it's easy to adjust from portrait to vertical shooting or make minor adjustments to angle in either format.
This Travel Angel II Kit includes a B0 Double Action Ball Head with PU-50 Arca-Swiss quick release plate. Made from magnesium alloy components the ball head has separate pan and position control and a separate drag adjustment control knob. The head has an integrated bubble level. Tripod comes equipped with screw-in rubber feet and screw-in stainless steel spiked feet in Manfrotto you need to buy it separately.
Nobody solicit me to write a blog about this tripod, I bought this product with my own hard earned money I'm just amazed with what this product can do for me in the field and share the info to my fellow photographers. I love to travel and shoot landscapes at the same time, I can use this tripod a lot in my Wedding Shoot specially for creative stuffs and sometimes for video fusion too.
Value For Money : This is quite an expensive tripod but I love the versatility of this tripod a lot. Portable & Solid!
Compact design | Light weight | Monopod | Walking pole | Versatility | Reversing centre column
Great All around Tripod!
Details - EOS 7D Firmware Version 2.0.0 [Windows]
Changes Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following improvements, new functions, and fixes. The improvements that come with the firmware update push the 7D closer to the professional end of the DSLR spectrum, offering numerous enhancements for photographers shooting on the go and those who shoot with multiple cameras.
1. Improves the maximum burst in continuous shooting.
- JPEG Large/Fine: About 94 (126) bursts *1 -> About 110 (130) bursts * the number of images that can be shot in a high-speed burst (at 8 fps) has increased from 126 to 130 in JPEG Large/Fine and from 15 to 25 when shooting in RAW.
2. Supports a new accessory, GPS Receiver GP-E2.
- Allowing the outdoor photographer to record latitude, longitude and altitude as well as camera direction. Mounted on the hot shoe or tethered via a USB cable, the GP-E2 also syncs the camera’s clock to Coordinated Universal Time and, with supplied software, can map the photographer’s route.
3. Adds an ISO Auto maximum setting.
- The new firmware will also bring more control over ISO speed in the ISO Auto mode. Previously maxing out at 3200, the updates will increase the ISO Auto range to 100-6400 but will also enable the user to set the parameters, in full-step increments, of the ISO Auto range so as to not range too high when such a high ISO is not desired.
4. Adds an in-camera RAW processing function. -
The new firmware will allow for RAW images to be processed directly in the camera! This is a huge timesaver as it is no longer necessary to download RAW images to your computer in order to retouch them and re-save them as JPEG files. JPEG files can also be re-sized in-camera through the quick control functions in playback mode.
5. Adds a Quick Control function during image playback.
6. Adds a rating function.
7. Adds a JPEG resize function.
8. Adds an auto recording level manual adjustment function.
- Movie shooters will be pleased to find that they can now set audio recording levels before capture commences, just like in the EOS 5D Mark III. A fine-grained selection of 64 recording levels will be offered.
9. Adds a function to freely set text for file names.
10. Adds a function to make time zone settings.
11. Increases the screen scrolling speed when magnifying images.
12. Fixes a phenomenon where a slow shutter speed may result when an external flash is used to fire intermittent, consecutive flashes.
13. Corrects the color space information in the Exif file for movies.
You can download the EOS 7D Firmware Version 2.0.0 in this link:
The Lord of Red Rings : The Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM Lens - often labelled as the "sharpest L lens".
We love to give the best for our clients that's why we highly invest on professional gears, that we can afford to make sure that we deliver our usual quality photographs for our beloved clients.
Yes, I believe, It's not the pana, it's the Indian. But shooting a demanding fields like Weddings & Events, "FAILURE TO DELIVER IS NOT AN OPTION". Having quality equipments gives you an advantage in terms of usage dependability and pleasing end results. There's no guarantee that acquiring expensive gears can make you an "instant" better photographer.
The 135mm lens from Canon has gained a reputation for its insane sharpness and is often labelled as the "sharpest L lens".
Some International Photographers referred to this lens as the "Magic Prime" and widely considered one of Canon's best lenses at any price. The Canon EF 135mm f/2 L was designed for portraiture (on a Full Frame camera) and for low light event shooting (think weddings and receptions) given its maximum aperture of f/2. Combined with a Full Frame camera the 135 is hard to beat.
For Wedding & Events, when the objective is to be further away, the 135 will allow you to capture intimate moments without intruding on the subject. Stellar for photojournalism, Concerts and shooting Events.
BUILD QUALITY: Rock solid and top notch! It actually includes a lens hood! Not to heavy (1.7 lbs), and well balanced with both crop and full frame cameras. The focus ring is smooth and well dampened. The lens barrel is made out of magnesium and it has a metal lens mount. All in all, a very solid, typical L lens build!
FOCUS SPEED AND ACCURACY: Blazingly fast and dead on. Simply outstanding in real world situations. Canon's ring mounted UltraSonic Motor (USM) lives up to its reputation here. You hardly ever miss the shot! A truly remarkable performance!
OPTICAL QUALITY: Rarely does anything with this much hype actually live up to its reputation. There are over 350 reviews of this lens at www.FredMiranda.com, and the average grade for this lens is 9.9 (out of 10) - now that's saying something! Let me concur, the EF 135mm produces images of extraordinary quality. From f/2 all the way to f/13, its simply amazing! The bokeh is smooth and buttery, watch the background melt away and really isolate your subject for maximum impact and pop! The round aperture blades produce gorgeous out of focus circles (background lights) in the images. Just awesome!
CONCLUSION: If you're an event or portrait photographer who uses a full frame camera (Canon 1Ds and 5D series) you won't be taken seriously unless you have a copy of this lens - I'm being cheeky of course - but most of the pros out there who do weddings, 90+% of them have this lens, and for good reason. The image quality is awesome, the focus speed and accuracy are some of the best available from Canon and the build quality is simply the best. The Canon EF 135mm f/2 L lives up to and quite possibly exceeds its sterling pedigree!
BUILD QUALITY: 10/10
FOCUS SPEED AND ACCURACY: 10/10
OPTICAL QUALITY: 10/10
QUALITY OF RESULTS: 10/10
OVERALL: 49/50 - OUTSTANDING!!!
I'm a window lighting set up fanatic, but what if you have a bad weather & don't have enough light to shoot your subject? That's why I added the Fluorescent Continuous Daylight-balanced studio light in my lighting set up to have a constant daylight whenever I want it.
This lighting equipment puts out almost no heat, so the light can be used very close to my subject. For me using continuous light sources also gives the photographer the advantage of seeing the actual contrast of the scene rather than an approximation like strobes give you.
In Addition, it is more energy efficient, two pieces of tubes equivalent to 110W normal light source.
I first saw the Flourescent Continuous studio light thru Jerry Ghionis, one of my mentor in Wedding Photography while shooting a Portrait session. The images he captured using this kind of lighting set up is really amazing and I’m very impressed!
Simply Soft beautiful light… what you see is what you get, day light when you want it.
Btw Jerry Ghionis is widely regarded as one of the top five wedding photographers in the world.
Other infos about the Fluorescent Continuous Lighting Equipment:
1.Use Osram professional fluorescent lamp tubes.
2.A fabric diffuser is configured to meet the requirements of fluorescent lighting.
3.Excellent colors rendering, colors captured are more saturated and real, color corrected compact fluorescent tubes.4. Use the Fluorescent Light for digital camera shooting, pictures captured are almost exactly as what you see.
4. Very portable in on location Indoor shoot.
We always find ways how we can improve our services to our clients by giving them beautiful images, that’s why we really acquired and add new equipments we think, can add more quality to our Photographs.
Photograph By: Ma-anne Roque
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Ps: I will update this blog for more photograph samples using this particular lighting gear.
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