LumiQuest, a world renowned manufacturer of flash accessories, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Although the competition has significantly increased over the past years, LumiQuest remains one of the most trusted and respected companies when it comes to light modifiers for hot-shoe flashes.
We have been testing LumiQuest accessories for quite a while now, and we believe that the company has a very solid line of products. Among our favorites are LumiQuest Quik Bounce, LumiQuest UltraStrap, and LumiQuest Softbox LTp. (For the full list of articles, visit our LumiQuest page.)
Please find the official press release below.
New Braunfels, Texas – March 2, 2012: It was 25 years ago that LumiQuest came on the scene with its original product—the LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer. And it still remains one of the most popular LumiQuest products in the world.
LumiQuest was co-founded in 1987 by Quest Couch and Heidi Kenny as a result of their Audio Visual Production company, which required Quest to be on-location shooting for clients. “This type of photography was fast-paced and required being prepared for a variety of different lighting situations,” Quest explains. “At the time, I often carried several Vivitar 283s and their metal bracket with a bounce card, which was bulky and cumbersome to pack”.
To solve this problem Quest created a bounce card that could fold up and fit in your camera bag or pocket and be effective at softening and spreading the light. The result was a white cardboard version of what is still the basic shape of the original LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer. (See photo at left, original Pocket Bouncer mock up in Quest’s right hand and current Pocket Bouncer in his left hand)
“With our original product we made a conscious decision to design products that solved real problems based on lighting principals, not hype,” notes Heidi Kenny. “By listening to the needs of the photographer and being innovative, Quest has designed over 30 different photographic accessories. Sure, we have made slight tweaking and material improvements along the way, but the basic designs of our products have remained unchanged.”
LumiQuest products are 100% guaranteed, made in the USA and utilize Velcro brand hook-and-loop materials, as well as white and transparent diffusion materials that are custom made for color balance.
“Our mission at LumiQuest is to bridge the gap between direct flash and large softboxes/umbrellas by providing light modifiers that are compact, dependable and predictable,” Quest states. “At LumiQuest we have provided photographers with 25 years of trusted performance and proven results.”
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