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Indiegogo: FlashQ - The Little Cube for Flash Photography

If you've been browsing the site, you know that I have mentioned Kickstarter quite a few times. Kickstarter helped launch companies such as Peak Design and Custom SLR to where they are today as well as a bunch of other camera accessories.

Indiegogo is another site similar to Kickstarter where startup look for people like you to help them launch their product. One of the new items I was introduced on Indiegogo is the FlashQ. FlashQ is a 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Trigger. It is the smallest wireless flash trigger ever and the perfect companion to Mirrorless and Prosumer Cameras. The idea is the same as the wireless transmitter that is released by OEM manufacturers or 3rd party such as YongNuo, Pixel, etc. The FlashQ makes the off-camera flash lighting possible at any angles and unleash the creativity in photographers.

The FlashQ comes in multiple colors: black, white, pink and blue. Early bird special lets you get the FlashQ for $30. Once that is sold out, you'll have to purchase it for $39 which includes one transmitter and one receiver. $55 will get you one transmitter and two receivers. $129 gets you one transmitter and one receiver and your signature printed on the front face of the FlashQ.

Here is a video with more information and of it in action:

This definitely looks interesting and a fraction of the cost of other wireless transmitters and the size is so compact. If you're advanced in lighting, don't even both. No TTL support and up to 1/250 sync speed. I'm really interested to really see if a single CR2032 battery can fire 100K flashes.

Continue reading for more information.

Review: Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount Flash Diffuser - Wedding & Event Kit

Overview : The new Lightsphere® Collapsible™ Speed Mount boasts the newly designed mounting system which allows photographers to securely attach and switch out modifiers in seconds. Once in place, photographers can rest assured that the Lightsphere® Collapsible™ Speed Mount will stay securely in place, offering an equally tight fit for nearly all flash sizes. Translucent horizontal rings provide soft, even illumination with a minimum loss of power. Folds flat.

Features :
  • Utilizes the new Speed Mount design that allows switching out modifiers in seconds
  • Collapses to 1½ inches for ultimate portability and convenience
  • Perfectly diffuses harsh light of auxiliary flashes creating soft even illumination
  • Includes Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount, White/Amber/Gray Dome, Cinch Strap, Instructional DVD, Gear Bag and Pocket Field Guides
  • Provides an equally secure fit for nearly all flash sizes
  • One Size Fits All - including: Nikon SB600/700/800/900, 430ex(II)-580ex(II) Canon, Leica SF-58, Olympus FL-36-40, Pentax AF540FGZ, Sony HVL-F42/56/56am/58/58AM, Sigma EF530-610, Sunpak PZ42XS, Bower SFD Series Flashes, Vivitar DF383-400, Metz 44-58AF, Nissin Di622-866 + hundreds more.

Kickstarter: SWIVIT Pro for GoPro

If you own a GoPro or have used one, majority if not all of the accessories don't allow you to rotate the GoPro left or right. They usually only let you aim the GoPro up or down. In comes to SWIVIT PRO. The SWIVIT PRO by Jason Morlon allows you to capture what's going on around you with a 360 degree rotation without unmounting and remounting the GoPro or anything. Simply rotate the SWIVIT PRO while the GoPro is recording.

Depending on availability, you can get the SWIVIT PRO for as low as $17-20 for you early birds. When these are sold out, the SWIVIT PRO can be purchased for $25. $50 gets you the SWIVIT PRO, sticker pack, name on their website and a trucker hat. $350 gets you everything listed PLUS your own role in a SWIVIT promo video (you submit your name and video and they'll place your footage into the promo video).

Capture more of what's going on around you with 360 degrees of rotation, without interruption or hassle.

Life's greatest moments happen all around us—not just in front of the camera!

We love that GoPro cameras capture everything everywhere, but the current mounts and accessories have a huge limitation: the camera is locked in a single direction. Until now, it’s been challenging and inconvenient to change the camera direction, which involved fumbling with mounts, bolts, linkages, and adjustments.

Well you don’t need to do that anymore.

The SWIVIT PRO gives you the freedom to quickly and easily capture multiple angles—and more of what's going on around you—right in the moment.

No matter what, how, or where you film...

The SWIVIT PRO is a must-have for every GoPro user's accessory kit.

The SWIVIT PRO can also:
  • Turn the camera to face backward while not recording, which can help protect lens from debris damage when traveling at higher speeds.
  • Help capture 360° of video while mounted on a tripod or other mounts, giving you better stability and continuity than with handheld filming.
  • Assist with more than just action sports: it’s indispensable at events or during stage and film production.
  • Work with numerous camera and rigging setups to collect B-roll; get simultaneous, multi-angle footage without affecting the main shot, or use it for the main shot, too.
  • Play nice with numerous GoPro and 3rd-party mounts, including many of the ones that have been successfully funded here on Kickstarter!
  • Guarantee offline, analog simplicity: No connections required. No OS dependencies. No worries...
  • And the biggest perk of them all: VERSATILITY!

Review: Peak Design POV Kit for Capture Camera Clip

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Overview : The Peak Design P.O.V. Kit turns any Capture Camera Clip into a point-of-view video mount. The kit is made up of three main components: an adapter plate, a J-Arm and a point-and-shoot plate. The adapter plate locks into your Capture camera clip and has a multi-prong hinge connector that is the attachment point for the J-Arm or point-and-shoot plate. The J-arm allows you to attach any GoPro Hero camera and enables the GoPro to be adjusted up-and-down and side-to-side by adjusting the thumb screws.

The point-and-shoot plate connects the adapter plate to any slim bodied point-and-shoot camera with a 1/4"-20 tripod thread. It allows you to shoot point-of-view video or carry your point-and-shoot camera in a low-profile manner by folding it flat against your body.

Note: This item requires the Capture or CapturePRO. It is not a stand-alone product.

Features :
  • Works with all versions of Capture: P.O.V. Kit works best with Capture v2 and CapturePRO, but can also be used with original Capture units.
  • Includes J-Arm for GoPro®: Allows for mounting any GoPro® Hero camera.
  • Includes point-and-shoot adapter: Take P.O.V. video using your point-and-shoot, or carry your point-and-shoot more comfortably with Capture.
  • Lifetime guarantee from Peak Design.

Kickstarter: GoPlug - Powered Bags

Ever been on vacation, at the airport or out in public and don't have access to an outlet or charger? Josh Cross has brought some sweet products to Kickstarter. GoPlug has products ranges from a pouch with USB cables to a computer bag to a camera backpack to a camera roller case. But these aren't your ordinary bags or rollers. They have built-in battery powered outlets! You can charge your camera battery, cellphones, tablets to powering your laptop. It even features a charging pass-through which means you can charge the bag as well as your device at the same time.

It uses a 12v LiPo battery (replaceable) and is waterproof. There's even a extension cord to allow you to charge the battery. He's taken it on to planes and it has passed TSA checks. He is in the process of getting it TSA approved.

GoPlug has redefined what a bag should be. Charge ALL of your devices, CAMERA BATTERIES, LAPTOPS, and more on the go.

GoPlug Redefines The Standard For What Bags Should Be

Smart technology needs to be handled in a smart way, and that is just what GoPlug has done. We have taken the most commonly used bags and enabled them to work with your devices to keep you connected and keep your electronics fully charged. The GoPlug baggage set is the world’s best "smart" bag.


The GoPlug baggage set is not just an ordinary set of bags. It contains its own battery pack that allows you to charge your electronic devices, even if you are not near a power outlet.

The built-in battery has the capacity to charge your smart phone up to six times, and your tablet up to two times, and doubles the life on an average laptop on a single charge (results vary). So, whether you are on the plane, in a car, or sitting in a waiting room, you will never have to worry about losing power.

Whether traveling for business, giving a presentation, or just working and playing from home, the GoPlug bags will make your busy life easier.

"Are GoPlug Bags waterproof?"

Yes! We've taken serious consideration with each component of the bags. From the zippers to the power button, everything is waterproof. Although your electronics will be protected from moisture, I would not use the bags as a floatation device or submerse them in water. Exposure to rain/sleet/snow is not a problem.
Continue reading for a list of items that will be available: (Not listed is an iPad case but it's just a case - all items include the Swag Pack)

Review: O2 Hurricane Canless Air System - Special

Review: O2 Hurricane Canless Air System - Special

Overview : The Canless Air System O2 Hurricane Special Edition is the most revolutionary cleaning tool since the vacuum. The cordless and rechargeable Special Edition O2 Hurricane blows air out at over 220mph and is perfect for cleaning and dusting anything you can think of. Each unit is rechargeable just like your cell phone and will provide you with hundreds of hours of cleaning time. The O2 Hurricane Special Edition is the strongest unit and comes in a brand new blue color.

Features :
  • Blows at over 220 miles per hour.
  • Has more continuous power than canned air.
  • Great for household use.
  • Blasts for over 15 minutes on a charge
  • 180 day limited warranty.
  • Comes with 3 piece attachment kit.
  • Eco-friendly. It just uses the air we breathe.

Press Release: Sigma Announces New 50mm F1.4 "Art" Lens

Sigma has officially announced the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM "Art" lens. Sigma made a bold claim that their 50mm f/1.4 Art lens would compete with the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4. The Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 retails for $4,000 while the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 will retail for $949. Expected shipping date is April 29th.

You can purchase the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 at Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama.

Continue reading for full press release and production description.

Deal: Yongnuo Wireless ETTL Flash Trigger Receiver Transmitter for $67 + $5 S&H

Standbyon via Amazon offers the Yongnuo Wireless ETTL Flash Trigger Receiver Transmitter, model no. YN-622C, for $67.05 plus $4.99 for shipping. It features a 2.4GHz frequency band with seven channels, three modes, and an operating range of 330 feet.
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