As previously covered, the latest units feature new metal feet, better flash tubes, wider flip-down diffuser panels and optical slaves (both simple and advanced wireless). You can read the full specifications in the respective press releases:
The recommended retail price of the 58 AF-2 is €399 and the 50 AF-1 is €249. They will be unveiled at Photokina 2010 at the Metz stand (E-009, Hall 4.2).
Adorama’s Rebate Blowout offers cashback on the following lighting equipment.
- Elinchrom BXRi 500 2 head head – $100 rebate
- Photoflex FirstStudio 39″ LitePanel kit – $195 off Photoflex products
- Savage 9′ x 10′ canvas background – free background stand
- PocketWizard FlexTT5 for Canon – $25 rebate
- Lastolite 8-in-1 Tri Grip reflector – $20 rebate
Godox and Visico
Specifications have been published for the Godox Leadpower LP-750 pure sine wave inverter battery pack, one of China’s answers to the Innovatronix Explorer or Paul C. Buff Vagabond. The unit has three AC sockets (vs. 2 on the Tronix and 1 on the Vagabond) and is designed to support flashes up to 3000Ws (Tronix: 2400Ws, Vagabond: 2600Ws). With a lightweight NiMH battery it weighs 30% less than its SLA counterparts at 5.6kg.
Another Chinese portable power offering comes from Visico (China Vistarfoto Co., Ltd.) in the Creator CR-3200. It uses lead acid (VRLA) batteries and weighs 13.2kg, with 2 outputs. There are two versions: 115V 60Hz and 230V 50Hz.
During Photokina 2010, Visico will be at booth C44/D45 in Hall 9 and Godox will be opposite, at C42/D43.
Yongnuo’s latest manual flash, the YN-560, is now sold in Australia by Image Melbourne for A$179.95 including a 12 month warranty.
Another interesting new listing is the Jinbei Rechargeable Digital 600Ws portable pack-and-head kit, sold for A$1250.00. The kit includes both a ring flash and a Bowens-mount standard head with symmetrical continuous adjustment down to 1/8 power. You can read and compare the full specifications in our Portable Power Guide.