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The Truth About Camera Batteries

by Jesse Wideman April 30, 2015 0 Comments

Why is it that camera companies can charge so much for batteries?  $120 for a Canon LP-E6 or Nikon EN-EL15 battery is absolutely crazy!  Wholesale manufacturing cost on that battery is somewhere between $2-$3 including packaging.

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YN560 TX Remote Radio Control

by Jesse Wideman May 28, 2014 0 Comments

Yes the long awaited YongnuoYN 560III radio controller is almost here.  The $100 Yongnuo 560III’s already have a built in radio receiver so adding in a YN560 TX transmitter is all you’ll need for full control of all your 560’s.
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What Radio Trigger Should I Buy?

What Radio Trigger Should I Buy?

by Jesse Wideman April 01, 2014 0 Comments

To understand what option is best for you we need to understand the different methods of flash triggering.  You’ve likely heard of Pocket Wizard but do you need to spend $300-$600 to get started? Keep in mind we’re trying to accomplish a task, which is to fire the strobes or speedlites when we push our shutter release. There’s lots of ways to do this so here we go.

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Do I need a light meter?

by Jesse Wideman February 04, 2014 0 Comments

You've likely just spent a bunch of money on lighting equipment and then realized, “ah man everyone says I need a meter too?” Do I really need a light meter?  This is a common question when someone is first getting into studio lighting.  Ask any pro or instructor from a class you’ve taken and the answer will always be yes.  But do you really need a light meter?

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Should I buy TTL or Manual Flash?

by Jesse Wideman October 21, 2013 0 Comments

This is a question we get asked all the time.  “I’m looking to buy my first speedlite and I don’t know whether to get TTL or Manual.  What’s the difference?”
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How to choose studio lighting strobe power.

by Jesse Wideman October 07, 2013 0 Comments

How much strobe power do I need?

Photographers love to get overly technical sometimes when talking about strobes. How to measure light output, guide numbers, falloff etc.  Although that can be interesting and useful, what most people care about when buying strobes is Power, Features, and Price.

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