Five Excellent Radio Controlled Strobes For the Strobist

One softbox camera right. Non-freeze action mode, I.E normal shooting mode ISO 100, 1/160th at f5.6 with the light set to +0.7

One softbox camera right. Non-freeze action mode, I.E normal shooting mode
ISO 100, 1/160th at f5.6 with the light set to +0.7

Flashes and strobes are some of the most important pieces of kit to many photographers. In fact, lots of photographers can make the output of any traditional camera and lens look great as long as they just have the lighting kit that they use. Lighting is so important to many photographers because it lets them accurately get across their specific creative vision any time of the day or night no matter what the lighting situation is. It literally allows them to create the photos that they want–and it’s even better when these lights are off-camera and can be positioned anywhere one wants.

Here are some of our favorite strobes, flashes and monolights.

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First Impressions: Phottix Indra 500 TTL

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Phottix Indra 500 TTL first impressions (1 of 10)ISO 8001-60 sec at f - 2.8

We’ve been in touch with Phottix for many years about the delivery of a monolight to the mass market. It went through lots of changes and redesigns, but at Photokina 2014, the company announced their Indra 500 monolight. Like Profoto’s B1’s, this light is a monolight with TTL light transmission built into it. The fact that it outputs around 500 watt seconds also means that it can deliver as much light as many speedlights.

We had the chance to spend some quality time with the Indra 500 at Photo Plus 2014; and we walked away feeling that this has to be the most exciting monolight that we’ve seen in a while.

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