Articles & News Tagged “Strobes”
Inon Announces Z330 and D200 Type 2 Strobes
Inon has announced that they will release new versions of their Z330 and D200 strobes. They both feature a new “fly-eye” diffusion surface on the inside of their dome ports that suppresses uneven light distribution. This also makes for a wide beam spread from their integrated focus lights.
Wetpixel Live: Choosing a Strobe
Strobes or flashguns are a crucial part of the systems that we as underwater photographers deploy. Judging by questions and comments on the Wetpixel Forum, they still represent a source go confusion for many people. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon and regular contributor Alex Mustard attempt to demystify this, by offering some thoughts on strobe choices on Wetpixel Live.
Wetpixel Live: Strobe Diffusers, When and Why
Most underwater flashguns come with diffusers that can be attached to them to modify their output. When, and when not to use them is the subject of the next episode of Wetpixel Live. Join Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon as he describes what they do and when you should have them on your strobes.
Wetpixel Live: Foolproof Flash Firing
One of the “dark arts” that are required when you are choosing and setting up your underwater camera is to get your camera and strobes to communicate with each other. Adam Hanlon and Alex Mustard address this on Wetpixel Live, describing the current methods available and suggesting some ideas that will help ensure that your flashes fire when you press the shutter.
RETRA announces new strobes
Retra UWT has announced two new strobes. The Flash Prime has a 100Ws output, controllable over 13 steps with a 130° beam angle and a color temperature of 4900°K. The Retra Flash Pro shares most of these specifications but has a 150Ws output. Both strobes offer electrical connection via an optional converter, with fiber optic triggering as the standard.
Strobe tests: Inon Z330, Retra Flash and Symbiosis SS2
Wetpixel offers the long awaited and definitive test of the Inon Z330, Retra Flash and Symbiosis SS2 strobes. Carried out over the past 6 weeks in the UK and in Egypt’s Red Sea, each strobe has been cycled several thousand times and used in as wide a variety of situations as possible. Inevitably, there will be some questions that remain unanswered so ,to discuss the results and the strobes further, check out the thread in the Wetpixel forum.