Luft and Liebe 200 35mm Film Puts Hearts Over Your Images

Luft Liebe

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we can’t help but get into the spirit of the month with Kono! Reanimated Films – Luft & Liebe 200 pre-exposed hearts 35mm film. The Luft & Liebe 200 pre-exposed films offer a playful take on film photography, allowing you to share your love of analog photography in a very literal way–that’s because it puts hearts all across your photos.

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First Impressions: Profoto B1 500 AirTTL and Air Remote TTL-C

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Profoto B1 500 TTL product images (1 of 9)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 5.6

What more could a photographer ask for than TTL communication between your camera and your monolight? Though many of us have been lighting the old fashioned way (with a hand held light meter and measuring tools) there are times that I’m positive that all of us have wanted TTL at some point or another. Today, Profoto has announced their brand new B1 500 AirTTL Monolight along with a new commander coined the Air Remote TTL-C. As is evident from the name, it is currently only available for Canon DSLRs.

We had the opportunity to play with a pre-production unit over the past weekend and so far, it seems like a big win-win situation for all. Wedding photographers, portrait strobists, and others may really get a kick out of what this light can do. And at $2,000 per head, it may even save them money without the need of buying battery packs and all.

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Profoto’s New B1 500 AirTTL Is a Monolight with TTL Transmission

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Profoto B1 500 TTL product images (4 of 9)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 4.5

Hey strobists–game over now. Today, Profoto is announcing a jaw dropping new product in the lighting world. Meet the Profoto B1 Air TTL: a studio light and radio flash transmitter combination that that read your camera’s ISO and aperture settings and adjust the monolight accordingly–just like speedlights. It’s called the B1 500 AirTTL, and at the moment it will only work with Canon DSLRs, though the company is promising a Nikon version in 2014. It uses a new Air remote called the Air TTL-C, which works with your Canon DSLR’s metering system and can allow you to manually control the light or use TTL.

The remote will be sold separately from the light so you can use it if you want to. Considering that this B1 is 500 watt seconds, you know that it will be packing more power than five speedlights. The light can be controlled in tenths of stops over a 9 stop power range. It also sports a quick burst feature to let a photographer fire 20 bursts if they want.

Tech specs are after the jump. Who knows, they could have started to make the handheld light meter obsolete. Both products are available today.

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Apple Announces New Mac Pro and MacBook Air at WWDC 2013


At WWDC 2013, Apple just announced brand new MacBook Air machines as well as the long awaited update to their Mac Pro line. For the photographer with the more mobile setup, you’ll be happy to know that these new MacBooks have an all day battery life–or at least that’s what they’re claiming. But here’s the killer part, you can get them starting at $999.

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Profoto Announces New B4 1000 Air Lighting Kit

Love your Profoto Air lights? We rated the D1 Studio kit very highly in our review, and today the company has announced another update to the product line with the B4 Air 1000 light (after teasing it on their blog). So what’s so amazing about it? Here’s the breakdown for us humans in bite sized packages:

– flash durations down to 1/25,000 of a second

– the company claims it is has the fastest recycling time in the world. In fact, it can fire 30 flashes per second at the lowest power setting and at full power the recharge happens in less than one second

– 1/10th F stop increments

– When the power is all drained, it can be recharged in less than 45 mins

– Aluminum chassis with rubber frame

No word on pricing or availability yet. But we’ll be sure to get our hands on a review unit soon. At this point, I should probably remind you guys that I’m a former MAC Group employee (Profoto’s mother company) and that I’m drooling to give these a spin.

Via Dan Carr Photography