A while ago, we reported on Project Spacefish. Then a Kickstarter was launched to produce what they were calling a groundbreaking new flash. Now, we have loads more details on the flash. First off, ti’s called the Spacefish and it is a flexible flash. So instead of using a Cobra head style flash or a more traditional speedlight, the Spacefish will be an acrobat of sorts.
The Spacefish has an LED modelling light, remote functionality, an output of GN 103 (which is weak sauce compared to typical speedlights), manual control, charges via USB and wireless radio functionality that the company is promising this year.
The company has launched the Hinkquirer as a blog of sorts to show off what the flash can do. Indeed, in the right situations and the right exposures it can do quite a bit. Some of the demo photos are incredible, but it will be interesting to see how it performs when put into softboxes and more. When you add a filter/gel to it, the light will be even weaker–which will require you to boost the ISO or open the aperture up even more.
We’re calling in a review unit, but at the moment we’re a bit skeptical. The company’s fun Kickstarter video is after the jump.