American Photo’s Profoto B1 Review: “Light of My Life.”

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The latest Profoto B1 review has arrived. This one comes from Stan Horaczek at American Photo, who declares that “Profoto’s wireless strobe system, with swappable batteries is a winner” and cheekily names the B1 the light of his life.

“Setting up this “off-camera flash” system felt like using speedlights,” writes Stan furthermore. “I didn’t have to run any cords or attach any battery packs. I didn’t even worry about adjusting the flash power on the back of the head. I just set the lights on stands, put the Air Remote TTL-C onto a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and fired a test shot. To my surprise, I got a usable first frame.”

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Fstoppers’ B1 Off-camera Flash Review

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Fstoppers staff writer and portrait photographer Zach Sutton just published a thorough B1 off-camera flash review. His verdict? “Exceptional.”

Zach starts off the review by naming the B1 “the most exciting product announced within the last year.” He then discusses its build and interface, its TTL function, cordless design and fast recycing, amongst other things.

Finally, he concludes:

“Profoto refuses to call the Profoto B1 a speedlight or monolight, but rather, an off-camera flash. What I like to call it, however, is exceptional,” he writes. “I was beyond excited when this light was announced back in November, and I’m only more excited now. I truly believe that the Profoto B1 is the best product to come out for photographers in the last year, and only makes me excited that wall powered studio strobes can someday be a thing of the past.”

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SLR Lounge Reviews the New RFi Speedlight Speedring

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Yes, we keep telling you that the new RFi Speedlight Speedring is an awesome tool. But perhaps you’d rather hear it from someone else? Then click play and see what the people at SLR Lounge has to say about it!

The RFi Speedlight Speedring was recently tried and tested by Pye, photographer and SLR Lounge’s Editor in Chief. Pye tried the RFi Speedlight Speedring with two different softboxes, the Softbox RFi 3′ Octa and the Softbox RFi 2×3′.

The verdict is as follows:

“All in all, we give the Profoto RFi Speedlight Speedring and Softbox system a total of 5 out of 5 stars and it is an absolutely awesome lighting tool which we will be using frequently!”

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Fstoppers Reviews our Brand New Collapsible Reflectors

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The very first review of our brand new Collapsible Reflectors has been published. It is the good people over at Fstoppers that have tried and tested them. And they like them.

The review was done by photographer David Bickley, who brought the Collapsible Reflectors and two models with him to a luxurious apartment for some beautiful portraiture work.

David starts the review by saying:

“A reflector is a reflector. Right? That was my first thought when I was asked to be the first to review Profoto’s new line of collapsible reflectors. ”It’s a reflector, are you serious?” I mean come on, in what possible way could this be any different from everything else I’ve used? A reflector is a reflector. However, obviously I said yes and here we are…and I was wrong. So very, very wrong.”

He concludes with saying:

“Overall I love this line of collapsibles. They are sturdy, comfortable and easy to control even for the inexperienced on set. I really just want to give the design team a big high-five for doing so well where every other reflector design has fallen short.”

Head over to Fstoppers for the full story.

We also recommend checking out David’s beautiful website.

If you want to learn more about our Collapsible Reflectors, head over to our website or check out our latest Light Shaping Tool of the Month piece.

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Moose Peterson Finds His Portable Lighting Soulmate

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Well respected wildlife photographer and educator Moose Peterson has finally found The One, in lighting anyways. He wanted a portable, durable, and high quality lighting system and he found it in the Profoto AcuteB2 AirS Li.

He likes its physically small size, making it ideal for air travel, and the fact that you don’t need to plug it into a wall or generator while shooting on location. “Are there other options?,” he asks, “You bet. Are there better options? So far I haven’t found one. The size and light weight of this is really better than anything I’ve found… Lightweight, portable and, the best thing, I can use it and do it by myself.”

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