Seaport Digital, the company behind the i-Visor range of laptop cases for tethered shooting, has branched out into studio lighting equipment. The new Asis series comprises a pair of mains-powered studio flash heads, a portable pack-and-head system and various lighting accessories.
The Asis Traveler is a portable lighting kit powered by a swappable 4.5Ah lithium-ion battery. The 400Ws Traveler comes with two lightweight heads with LED modelling lamps. The power distribution is asymmetric, with two thirds going to one head and the remaining third to the other.
According to Seaport, “the system offers similar features to the Elinchrom Quadra at a fraction of the price!” A 2-head kit costs $1,199.95, and there is currently a promotion throwing in a pair of light stands when you use a coupon code.
The Asis 500 is a 500Ws, Bowens-mount studio monolight with a built-in wireless receiver and remote power control. Flash durations are as fast as 1/8000 second and the unit recycles in less than one second from a full-power flash. There is universal voltage support, allowing it to be run from 90-265V.
It is priced at $469.95 per head. The remote controller is sold separately for $49.95.
The Asis 400 is a more budget-friendly light, available in a two-head kit. You don’t get as many features, but you do get two 400Ws flash heads with 5-stop, 1/10-stop-precision control, Bowens S-mounts and basic built-in wireless triggering, all for $299.99.
To go with these lights, Seaport offers the Asis Illuma softboxes, with double diffusion and two different sizes, starting from $149.95.
More interesting is the Asis Illumus, a silver-lined, parabolic 150cm umbrella with a Bowens mount and a grip head that allows the addition of counterweights or sandbags. It’s $349.95.
For more information, visit seaportdigital.com.