Lighting links this week

Lighting links: Elemental Trinity monolight review, Jinbei Freelander and Yongnuo products in the USA, "triple-fold" DIY umbrella.

Jinbei Freelander

Elemental

The Elemental Trinity 400 2-head monolight kit was picked as ePHOTOzine’s Editor’s Choice in this review.

Jinbei

The Freelander FL-500, an ultra portable pack-and-head kit from Jinbei (China’s largest studio lighting manufacturer) is now available in the USA from eBay seller theflashemporium. For $575 you a 400Ws pack (powered by a NiMH battery), two heads (one handled, one Bowens mount) and various other useful bits and bobs. Read more in the eBay listing, or check the technical specifications below (from the Lighting Rumours Portable Power Guide).

Jinbei Freelander

ModelFL-300FL-500 
Power,Ws250400Jinbei Freelander
GN, m 5266
Recycle3.5s 3.9s
Stepssteplessstepless
Minimum1/161/16
Modelling  
Flashes180160
MountBowensBowens
HeadsFL, RD FL, RD
Outputs11
Weight2.6kg2.75kg
Size, mm 184x84x210184x84x210
Price$420
€199
$480
€229
RetailersThe Studio Outfitters (SG) - Foto Konijnenberg (NL/BE) - The Flash Emporium (USA)

Yongnuo

Flickr user Kurbster has revealed future plans for a USA-based distributor of Yongnuo products at www.yongnuophotographic.com (site directs you to the Hong Kong outlet store for now).

Others

David Selby
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