A new flash has recently become available. It’s the Godox Ving V850 Speedlight, powered by a lithium battery. This hot shoe flash offers remote control and HSS as well. The battery for this flash is not as easy to get as raditional AA’s however this power pack has 3x the lifespan and quicker recycle times, according to Godox. You can keep an eye on the battery with the available indicator on the LCD.The Flash is manual. The Godox Ving V850 has stroboscopic functions and optical slave sensor built-in. It has output adjustment down to 1/128. With Godox’s 433MHz FT-16S or Cells II radio triggers (sold separately)wireless power control is available. The Godox Ving high-speed sync up to 1/8000 second (with certain cameras).
Lets admit it, China has an expanding photography industry. At its roots is a lack of originality. Chinese companies, however, have been producing increasingly better equipment. We have reviewed Yongnuo speed lights before, and they work well. So when I felt I needed a better speed light, I took a chance. I got a Yongnuo 565ex for my Nikon cameras. I have used it for some time now, and here is what I think.
When I heard about the MagMod, it piqued my interest. Originally announced on Kickstarter, the project is already well past it’s goal on Kickstarter and rightfully so. The Magmod is a magnetic flash modifier which eliminates velcro, straps and adhesives. The Modifiers are made from a single piece of silicone rubber and it’s one size fits all. They say it works with anything from the Nikon SB600 or an old Sunpack Auto30DX to the the Canon 600EX and Nikon SB900. The MagMod comes with a modular flexible honeycomb grid and a MagGel kit.
If you ask anyone in the photo industry what Manfrotto is best known for, they’d probably tell you their tripods. That isn’t to say at all that they make awful bags though. Earlier in the year, we saw a couple of new bags from the company–and amongst the ones that we’ve been testing for a while is the Shoulder Bag 30. The 30 is a camera bag that is obviously meant to be a shoulder bag, but also meant to be placed somewhere in the middle. As the numbers get larger, so do the bags.
And even though we weren’t so sold on the 30 when we first got it in, we eventually warmed up to it. Now, we’re actually quite impressed with the way it works in real life.
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Jaroslav is a Polish photographer that hails from London. He has a Fine Arts background with a degree is Architecture–which taught him how to solve lots of complex problems. That problem solving helped with the founding of this studio: AurumLight(WARNING NSFW LINK). The studio specializes in limited calendars, advertising, and conceptual photography; and they’ve had many campaigns in Europe and the US.
So when we found Jaroslav’s Milk PinUps, we were very intrigued as to how they were done. We talked to Jaroslav for this latest edition of Creating the Photograph.
Macro lenses are loads and loads of fun. Not only do they function very well as single focal length lenses but also for photographing subject matter very closely. The lenses come in various focal lengths–some are wide angle, some are telephoto, and some are more normal in nature. But whether you’re a professional or a weekend warrior, there is bound to be at least one instance in your life where you will need a macro lens.
For those moments, we recommend only a certain select few that really reach out to us.