Two new lighting products fromÂ Paul C. Buff Inc. – a reflector and a miniature boom arm.
The 22″ (56cm) high efficiency “Retro Laser Reflector“, previously codenamed “Luap Supreme”, is now available. The price is US$84.95.
TheÂ Retro Laserâ„¢ ReflectorÂ is a highly efficient bounce reflector providing a long throw of light with excellent coverage. For sports photographers and other applications where a long throw is desirable, the shallow 22-inch diameter reflector produces a bright, narrow beam of light with even illumination and near 100% focused light transfer. In contrast to our 11-inch Long Throw Sports Reflector (11LTR) with a hot center and feathered falloff, theÂ Retro Laserâ„¢Â produces a flat area of coverage with sharp falloff outside of the illumination field and is up to 1f brighter at an equivalent beam width. With the Einsteinâ„¢ E640 unit at full power (640 Ws), theÂ Retro Laserâ„¢Â delivers an incredible f/16 at 40 feet (ISO 100). The high output allows you to lower the output on your flash for faster flash durations as well.
On the way: “Baby Boomer” offset arm, designed to enable downwards tilt of lighting modifiers on light stands. Price tipped at US$14.95.
With the direct, top-mounting of standard light stands, positioning is limited by the size of the flash and the attached accessories â€“ particularly restricted to a small range of angle adjustments when large accessories are present. The Baby Boomerâ„¢ eliminates these frustrations by offering a wide range of motion for your flash, especially useful with large accessories such as the Retro Laserâ„¢ Reflector, the Beauty Dishes and the PLMâ„¢ System. Whereas standard, upright mounting allows only a few degrees of adjustment, the Baby Boomerâ„¢ provides clearance from the stand so that your flash unit and accessories can be angled and titled over a much broader range, allowing extreme down-angle positioning.