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You Don’t Get What You Pay For: $700 Godox AD600 vs $2,100 Profoto B1

Back in December 2015 I saw a rumor report online about a 600w/s Chinese monolight with onboard battery, TTL, and built-in radio. After doing some research I found they had a TTL speedlight that worked within the same system, and I became very excited.

Optical Slaves and Why They Belong in Your Camera Bag

There are unfortunately times when technology just lets us down. It’s not always because it inevitably breaks either: sometimes it is simply because every piece of gear has its strengths and weaknesses, and flash triggers are no exception.

Profoto Reveals the D2, The World’s Fastest TTL Monolight

Holy recycle time batman! Photography speed demons get your bibs out, because Profoto just released a new monolight that'll get the salivary glands going strong. It's the Profoto D2, and it's officially "the world's fastest monolight with TTL."

Speedlights vs Studio Strobes: Which is Better and Why?

As beginner's guides go, this is one of the best we've stumbled across. In 10 minutes, Joe Edelman does a fantastic job comparing the standard speedlight to the standard monolight or "studio strobe," explaining some of the confusing terminology, and helping break down which is better when and why.

This Simple Example Shows the Power of High Speed Sync

High speed sync is a big deal when you're capturing portraits on-location. As photographer Manuel Ortiz shows in this informative video, it can mean the difference between a captivating shot and something full of background distraction.

I Made a DIY Handle for My Battery-Powered Strobe

I’m what I’d call a professional hobbyist when it comes to photography. I try to make it my life, but my passion sometimes overrides my business sense for it.

I’ve usually done photography in phases. There was my fisheye phase, natural light phase, reflector phase, speed light phase and so on. Eventually a friend of mine let me use his Profoto AcuteB system for a random adventure at the Renascence Faire, during which I knew I was hooked onto high-end strobes. Eventually he bought a B1, which I borrowed enough times to just buy one of my own.

Profoto B2: The World’s First Off-Camera Flash That Can Also Be Used On-Camera

After shaking up the lighting industry with the B1 flash system back in 2013, Profoto is back today with another "game changing" product: the Profoto B2. It's a small and lightweight off-camera flash system that's designed for easy and fast on-location shoots.

The B2 is a new ultra-portable counterpart to the B1 flash. It's so small and light that it can be mounted to the top of a camera, making it -- according to Profoto, at least -- the world's first off-camera flash that can also be used on-camera.