Gear Type: Continuous lighting
Travor, a brand of Celltech Electronic Company, has launched the RF-550D LED ring flash, a gadget with very similar capabilities to the Aputure Amaran Halo.
Some ring lights are continuous LED light sources while others have Xenon flash tubes. The new Amaran Halo from Aputure is sort of both and neither.
The Jinbei EF-100 LED is equivalent in output to a 1000W tungsten lamp but only uses 100W – better for the environment, safety and your energy bill. It has a Bowens S-fit accessory mount for use with existing photographic light modifiers.
March 2012 will see the release of the Ice Light, a mysterious new product from Westcott. Designed by Jerry Ghionis, the marketeers describe it as “the first ever wraparound handheld LED daylight light source”.
Aputure sent us some samples of their latest Amaran LED lamps to evaluate. The Amaran AL-198 is a battery-powered lamp with 198 LEDs and adjustable intensity. The AL-198A adds the ability to “zoom” or adjust the beam angle of the emitted light.
Hedler, a German lighting manufacturer, have announced that Minox USA are to be their exclusive distributor in the United States.
Meet Walli, the 2-LED battery-powered video lamp.
Quantum have announced the Omicron QF26 – a ring light with continuous LEDs and flash all in one – for stills and video lighting.
Aputure have announced two new LED panels, the Amaran 198A and 198C, allowing photographers and film-makers to adjust beam angle and colour temperature of the light.
Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo have introduced several new LED lamps, some of them with the ability to “flash” in synchronisation with a DSLR.
Eduardo Frances looks at some of the ring-shaped continuous lighting available to photographers and videographers in Europe.
Dot Line Corp, an American company, have started selling an accessory called the DL-SL60 Bounce Hybrid Light Panel. So what actually is it? Well, something that’s quite wacky but at the same time rather clever.