A brief run-down of some sub-$1000 continuous lighting kits that are portable and support mains and battery power.
The Aurora C-Lux works as a modelling lamp and deflector for Firefly beauty box softboxes.
Touch and slide your finger to control up to four groups of Alien Bees, Einstein or White Lightning flashes from this new studio lighting controller.
The Phottix Padat 200 has legs that fold in line with each other, creating a slimmer profile that is easier to pack neatly into bags and cases.
What’s better than a $28 speedlight? A $13 speedlight.
New LED versions of the traditional “redhead” tungsten lamps have appeared on the market, at a very reasonable price.
Falcon Eyes Sophiez LED panels produce soft light with no diffusers or light shapers required.
The Aputure Light Storm LS C300D is an LED lamp that works with the same light-shaping tools as studio flashes, and claims equivalent output to a 2000-watt tungsten lamp.
Pentax flashes and cameras now support TTL when combined with Sigma, Fujifilm or Sony, thanks to the Cactus “X-TTL” cross-brand TTL flash triggering system.
US seller CheetahStand won’t restock photography lights until 2018, and might move away from only Godox-made flashes.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for Colorspike, an RGB light stick that can generate custom light patterns for stills and video.
SMDV’s Zoom Bounce System for the BRiHT-360 bare-bulb flash lets photographers continuously focus a light source in a large softbox, without paying top-end prices.