Profoto Pro-B4 1000 Air/
Pro Plus Flash Heads
If you feel the need for speed, check out
the new Pro-B4 1000 Air. Utilizing special
Hybrid Capacitor Technology, the Pro-
B4’s 1/25,000 second flash duration is,
according to Profoto, the shortest flash
duration of any battery generator in the world. It also sets the
world’s battery generator recycling record as well, allowing pho-
tographers to shoot up to 30 flashes a second on low power.
On full charge (the Li-ion battery takes less than 45 minutes to
charge), the B4’s recycle time is less than a second. Also new
from Profoto are Pro Plus Flash Heads, which have been updat-
ed with a new safety lamp head connector—which is backwards
compatible. A newly designed flashtube, a more stable and
versatile stand adapter and a thicker glass cover round out the
latest updates to these flash heads.
Great for stills and video, the
Rotolight RL48 sports 48 LEDs
in a ringlight configuration.
The light can be mounted off-
camera via a ¼”- 20 thread, on
a hotshoe or around a shotgun
microphone. With its 110-degree beam angle, the Rotolight
produces a soft, naturally diffused swath of light to about 4
meters and can be dimmed by about 1.5 stops. The light has
a rubber coating to prevent reflections and acoustic effects.
The Rotolight weighs less than 5 ounces with 3 AA batteries
(good for about 4 hours of power) and measures 5. 3 inches
in diameter. Several kits are available with various filters
(CTO, ND, color, cosmetic), stands and even a belt pouch.
Price: Rotolight Stealth Edition, $130; Rotolight Creative
Color Kit, $200; Rotolight RL48 Interview Kit, V2 $350;
Belt Pouch, $30
Website: www.rtsphoto.com; www.rotolight.com
Sekonic LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR/D
Sekonic recently announced the world’s first touchscreen light meters, the LITEMASTER PRO L-478 series.
Both models are equipped with a 2.7-inch color touchscreen LCD. The 478DR model is equipped with Pocket Wizard wireless radio technology to work with select studio flashes that are connected to Pocket Wizard
Control TL receivers. Standard triggering is also possible with all Pocket Wizard wireless products. The D
model, designed for the cine market, does not have the radio technology but is otherwise the same.
Price: D version, $389; DR version, $469
Sun-Mover and Bounce Wall
Sunbounce’s Sun-Strips are small rectangular
reflectors that are available in different sizes
and with different screens to consistently
deliver light where and how you want it. Supported by 3-dimensional, anodized aluminum
frames, Sun-Strips can be broken down easily for storage and moving from one location
Sunbounce has also extended the Sun-
The Bounce Wall is a portable device that attaches to the
camera and provides a small white reflective surface for
bouncing a flash, perfect for large rooms or settings where
there’ are no walls.
Price: Sun-Strips (kits), $264-$460; Sun-Mover, $107-$122;
Bounce Wall (kit), $134
Westcott ICE Light
Designed by wedding photographer
Jerry Ghionis and manufactured
by Westcott, the ICE Light not only
looks very cool, it is also quite func-
tional, particularly when you need
or want a highly portable lighting
source (it weighs 1.3 pounds, measures about 20 1/4 inches
long and about 1 ¾ inches in circumference). This daylight-
balanced device is fully dimmable, and is equipped with a
frosted diffuser that delivers a soft, wide 72.6-degree beam
angle. Both ends of the light have accessory attachments
and gel clips are included with the bundle. Rather than just
a naked bulb, the light is covered at the bottom providing
a grip and along the back length so the light is more direc-
tional. Built-in batteries last about an hour at full power and
take about 2.5 hours to charge. But plug the device into any
outlet (it’s multi-voltage, so the light travels well overseas) to
power it up and batteries will be charged at the same time.
Website: www.theicelight.com; www.fjwestcott.com